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Juan Posada

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

I work with founders on strategy, fund raising and customer development. Previously led innovation at Expedia, T-Mobile, MSFT. Geek and MBA

I work with founders on strategy, fund raising and customer development. Previously led innovation at Expedia, T-Mobile, MSFT. Geek and MBA

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Part-time now, full-time if it takes off

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising

Involved In

Founder

New Software Startup

Positions

Co-founder New Software Startup March 2014 - May 2015
Sr. Director Expedia, Inc. January 2012 - January 2014
Director Strategic Innovation T-Mobile December 2010 - March 2012
Internal Product Incubation - Alchemie Ventures Microsoft January 2008 - November 2010
Product Management - Xbox Live Microsoft November 2006 - January 2008
Business Development - MSN Microsoft May 2005 - October 2006
Strategy & Corporate Development T-Mobile January 2004 - May 2005
Product Management, Converged Devices T-Mobile August 2002 - December 2003
Product Management Covad Communications June 2001 - September 2001
Business Unit Leader, Wireless Data Comcel 1997 - 2000
Network Design and Optimization Comcel 1996 - 1996

Education

Stanford University Graduate School of Business Business 2000 - 2002
Universidad de Los Andes Electrical Engineering 1991 - 1996

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • SaaS Product Development
  • • User Experience Design
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Travel
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Medical Devices

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Innovation • Business Development • Product Development • Product Marketing

Key Accomplishments

Broad functional experience spans business development, product marketing (inbound/outbound), strategy and M&A.

Deep experience in mobile and e-commerce. Also lived lives in gaming and online (non-ecommerce) services.

Most recently at Expedia. Prior to that head of the Innovation lab at T-Mobile and part of Microsoft's internal venture capital team focusing on consumer products/services/devices.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Very broad experience on the business side
Roll sleeves up and make it happen attitude
Entrepreneurial spirit with significant blue chip experience
including significant F500 c-level exposure
Experience building and evaluating pitches and business plans that raise money

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Andrew Royal
We worked together  •  President & Chief Product Officer, ILLUMAGEAR Inc. Angel Investor, Independent. The University of British Columbia MBA. McGill BA.
He already is. Both as an advisor to other startups and now in building his own.
Puneet Tandon
We worked together  •  VP and GM- Zomato (formerly Urbanspoon), Ex-Redfin Head of New Business (and GM for Walk Score), Head of BD @Jawbone, BizDev @T-Mobile
Juan has the perfect blend of executive leadership coupled with the operating acumen to succeed in a startup. He can quickly cut through th ... e noise and get people and teams to focus on what matters...a trait that's critical in a resource-constrained environment. He' sharp, funny, and I would want to partner with him if I started a new venture.
Kimberly Denny, PMP
We worked together  •  Studio Manager - Office Design, Microsoft. Previously Program Manager, CB Richard Ellis. University of Washington grad.
Juan is a great entrepreneur because he understands how to discover key insights that spur creativity in developing new ideas that deliver v ... alue. He understands the product life cycle, monetization, business modeling, etc. He is a natural leader, understands how to collaborate and bring out the best in others.
Luis F. Borrero
Founder, Chief Architect, DRiVEdecisions.com. Chair Land Use and Transportation @Seattle Planning Commission. University of Washington grad.
I have known Juan for over 30 years and have seen him succeed at every stage of his life given a unique combination of tenacity, focus, inte ... lligence and business acumen. Juan is an MBA from Standford with an Electrical Engineer background that allows him to flow from hardware to software to business in a way that is relevant to any start-up in the technology space. His previous accomplishments in the Seattle Area working executive positions for Microsoft, T-Mobile, Expedia combined with personal charisma have given him access to an extensive network of top-tier individuals that he has generously leveraged in his advisory role to my company. Juan has had previous start-up experience in Colombia where he was a pioneer in the education/job-placement technology space, before selling it and moving to California 15 years ago. Juan is looking for the right fit to pour his best years building something to be proud of. My battle is to find funds and the CTO figure to be able to recruit him before you do. Highly recommended as entrepreneur, advisor, and friend.
Dietmar Lang
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, Zymbr Labs Inc.. Previously Co-Founder, Zymbr Labs. University of Chicago grad.
Juan is an amazing guy. Great experience in mobile, strategy & BD (I'm a friend of Juan. We also worked at Microsoft together). He would be ... a great addition to FounderDating!
Damon Vangelis
They're my school  •  Publisher, Financial Aid TV.
Juan has been successful in every position he has held. He is a natural leader and communicator, with a strong grasp of the online and mobil ... e industry. He has a wealth of experience that can be very helpful to businesses and entrepreneurs.
Gregory Hendrickson
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Managing Director, Gran Fondo Italia and Founder, Principal, LYNQE LLC. Michigan State grad.
Juan and I were colleagues at T-Mobile. During our tenure together he was the lead for strategy and product development on multiple product ... lines, and then moved into a role working directly with the CEO on business strategy. He has an incredible acumen for assessing business opportunities, their viability, providing improvement suggestions for business plan shortcomings and bringing new business to the next level. His business and investor connections are world class for any business venture looking for partners, resources and investors.
Alex Samano
We worked together  •  Co-Founder & CEO Life Dreams. Entrepreneur & GM T-Mobile for 8 yrs, $42M raised, 5 ventures, $600M rev. Oregon State Engineer, Kellogg MBA.
Juan can figure out anything and has a wide-range of skills and experience. He has the unique ability to build a long-term vision and find c ... reative ways to execute it.

Rob Frasca
Managing Partner, COSIMO Venture Partners and Advisor- Product Strategy and Business Development, Optio Labs.
Rob and I crossed paths when he was at Vivox. I was always impressed by Rob's drive to get things done, done, done! - while at the same time ... always keeping the bigger, long term view in perspective. He has done it before, several times, understands the needs of a startup at every stage, from inception to exit, and is a great all-around guy to boot. I'd work with him again in a heartbeat if the opportunity came up.

Amy Morgan
We worked together  •  Principal, Amy E. Morgan, LLC. Previously Sr. Trade Manager, North America, Microsoft. University of Washington grad.
Although I have only known Amy a short time, I am very impressed with her drive, follow-through, openness to feedback, and ability to learn ... quickly. As a matter of fact I was the one that suggested that she come to FD to network with folks with complementary skill sets. I think her idea has great potential, and she certainly has the right background, experience and attitude to fulfill her side of a deal as part of a co-founding team.

Luis F. Borrero
They're my advisor  •  Founder, Chief Architect, DRiVEdecisions.com. Chair Land Use and Transportation @Seattle Planning Commission. University of Washington grad.
I have known Luis for over 30 years. We grew up together and although professionally we took very different paths, I am glad that we ran int ... o each other and that he has given me the opportunity to advise as he builds this business. Drive Decisions is so unique and so futuristic in a space that is traditionally old school that I am blown away by the fact that Luis has been able to bootstrap the business into paying customers out of sheer vision, persistence, and resourcefulness. Drive Decisions is now ready to go to the next phase and I am confident that Luis will find the Founder Dating community invaluable as he takes the company to new heights.

Gregory Hendrickson
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Managing Director, Gran Fondo Italia and Founder, Principal, LYNQE LLC. Michigan State grad.
I have known Greg since 2002. He has always been an entrepreneur and in many ways I think he is responsible for the success Blackberry had i ... n the United States. How is that for a benchmark? Over the past 13 years, I have seen Greg take on many projects. Some have succeeded, some have failed. They all had in common Greg's boundless enthusiasm, commitment, creativity, and above all, integrity. I would work again with Greg any day if given the chance and if I were an investor I would not hesitate to give him my money.

Gregory Hendrickson
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Managing Director, Gran Fondo Italia and Founder, Principal, LYNQE LLC. Michigan State grad.
I have known Greg since 2002. He has always been an entrepreneur and in many ways I think he is responsible for the success Blackberry had i ... n the United States. How is that for a benchmark? Over the past 13 years, I have seen Greg take on many projects. Some have succeeded, some have failed. They all had in common Greg's boundless enthusiasm, commitment, creativity, and above all, integrity. I would work again with Greg any day if given the chance and if I were an investor I would not hesitate to give him my money.