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Vivian Moran

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Serial Entrepreneur, Previous Executive at Yahoo, Disney, and Silicon Valley Startups, Ops, Biz Dev, Rev Model Harvard Business School grad.

Serial Entrepreneur, Previous Executive at Yahoo, Disney, and Silicon Valley Startups, Ops, Biz Dev, Rev Model Harvard Business School grad.

7 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Operations
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Marketing

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Operations
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Marketing

Involved In


Ology Media Inc.


Starnet Inc.
Ology Media Inc.


Business Development - Ad Tech Sled 2015 - present
Mentor & Advisor, Accelerator (AdTech, FinTech) Techstars July 2014 - present
VP of Business Development & Marketing Harvard Business School Club of New York January 2014 - present
Co-Founder, President, Operations, VP Business Development & Revenue Ology Media Inc. June 2008 - October 2013
Sr. Director Partnerships & Product Management Yahoo January 2004 - December 2006
Vice President of Business Development The Walt Disney Company September 1996 - March 2000
Director of Product Management Infoseek 1996 - 1998
Senior Manager Arthur Andersen Business Consulting 1992 - 1996


Harvard Business School Business Administration and Management, General

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Advisor With
  • • Accelerators
  • • Angel investing
  • • Software Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Growth hacking • Business Development • Business planning • Business Strategy • Strategic Partnerships • Audience Development

Key Accomplishments

Serial Entrepreneur. Responsible for all facets of establishing and growing business including product, audience dev, marketing, content, and business development. Previous Exec at Yahoo, Disney (through startup acquisition). Built business models and established business development team from scratch. Tripple digit growth every year. Responsible for 30 person team. Experience in Infoseek, Disney, Yahoo, and later started my own company in Social Media.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

For co-founders, it is all about trust and building a team where everyone is working "on all cylinders" for a common goal. It is important to divide and conquer so not all founders are working on the same things. At the same time, it is super important for the founders to establish the goal(s) clearly and accompanying milestones. That way everyone has a map that means success as they go off and do their piece of the pie.

As an Advisor

I am a straight shooter and will give insights and advice based on my hands-on experience. What to do, what to watch out for, and what not to do. Great relationship with companies in being sounding board as well as "roll your sleeves up" and help with issue. Ability to introduce and steer entrepreneurs in the right direction.

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Shani Higgins
We worked together  •  CEO, Technorati. Previously VP Business Development, TACIT Software Inc..
She has all of the endurance, adaptability, smarts and network strength to be successful. She thrives in the building phase and is one of t ... he most passionate people I've ever met/worked with.
Joanne Stoner
They're my school  •  Founder & CEO,, Inc.. Previously VP Sales & Marketing, 4R Systems. Harvard Business School grad.
Vivian is a serial entrepreneur. Smart, talented and would be an asset to any team. She is a risk taker , analytical and would be strong in ... a number of various opportunities.
Roman Alemania
They're my friends  •  Partner, Brooks Roman. Previously Board Member, Foundation for the Children of the Californias. University of California, Los Angeles grad.
Vivian's has deep business experience in both large corporations and startup environments. More importantly, she has that rare ability to fi ... nd the root of the challenge, examine it from many angles, then coach you to the best solution path. I hold her opinions in the highest regard.
Jarrett Cato
We worked together at Ology Media Inc.  •  Music Supervisor, Co-Founder, DJMLC. Previously Product Owner, Ology Media Inc.. Dartmouth College grad.
Vivian is extremely gifted at identifying problems and coming up with practical solutions. Her ability to "break," or find the cracks and h ... oles in anything, makes her invaluable in generating new ideas as well as assessing existing programs and strategies. Vivian's hands-on leadership style, energetic and approachable nature, and hunger for success make her an inspiring and great entrepreneur.
Roderick Alemania
We worked together  •  Consultant, Fuse Powered Inc. and Advisor, Demiforce.
Vivian has an amazing experience set for a company to draw upon since she has worked at both large publicly traded companies and start-ups. ... More importantly her approach to working with people is collaborative which brings out the best from the teams she manages or advises.
Carin Bradley Alemania
They're my advisor: other  •  CFO, Insurance Services, Inc.. Previously Director, Business Development, Visto (Good Technology). University of Southern C
Vivian has excellent experience developing businesses and wholeheartedly recommend her. In particular, Vivian has the business acumen for th ... e following: • Develop relationships with customers, investors and colleagues; • Influence and persuade others; • Steer her company through stormy waters bringing her team with them; and, • Raise funding.
Mark O'Deady
Principal Strategist | Managing Director, Fast Forward Strategy Group. Stanford grad.
Vivian is smart, easy to work with, and very capable. Perhaps, just as important, she knows what she knows and knows what she doesn't know!