What does 20 years of Internet Behavior Tell us about the future of online? A Startup Junkie shares some perspective by Rich Rygg: Entrepreneur, Angel investor and Product Guy.
About our speaker: Rich is an Entrepreneur, Angel investor, and Product Guy, with over 20 years of online experience, mainly consumer focused. He has been described as a creative manager who can see around corners. He has executed many strategic roadmaps to develop startups, new products, online communities, eCommerce initiatives and rich content experiences for premier brands. He opened the first office in Los Angeles for AOL and launched Digital City Los Angeles, a joint venture between AOL and Tribune. He held key executive positions at early Internet giant GeoCities managing all product and community assets through multiple rounds of VC financing and hyper growth. It became the third most popular website and the largest Internet community, released an IPO, and was acquired by Yahoo! for over $3 Billion. After moving to Silicon Valley he launched Yahoo! Websites and Yahoo! Domains, two of Yahoo’s most profitable ecommerce initiatives. Returning to Southern California he resides in South Pasadena and has founded or invested in over a dozen startups, producing both successes and failures. His most recent startup, HipGeo was a mobile multimedia platform financed by Morado Ventures a small investment fund of early Yahoo! employees. He is currently working on projects related to mobile shopping and telephony.
His skill set includes UX for both the web and mobile applications, lean start up methodology, cross functional management, strategic market fit, disruptive technology launches, gamification, viral growth, social media, fund raising, product management, business development, ecommerce, user generated and professionally published content.