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Evan Tana

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Entrepreneur In Residence, Greylock Partners. Formerly: shopkick, loopt, Digital Chocolate. Stanford grad. Obsessed with mobile.

Entrepreneur In Residence, Greylock Partners. Formerly: shopkick, loopt, Digital Chocolate. Stanford grad. Obsessed with mobile.

7 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Product
  • UI/Design
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In


EasilyDo Inc.


Advisor Patreon May 2013 - present
Advisor EasilyDo Inc. April 2013 - present
Advisor SoundFocus April 2013 - present
Entrepreneur In Residence Greylock Partners March 2013 - present
Advisor shopkick December 2012 - present
Vice President of Product Management shopkick July 2009 - December 2012
Director of Product Management & Marketing loopt (acquired by Green Dot Corporation, March 2012) January 2006 - June 2009
Associate Product Manager Digital Chocolate June 2005 - January 2006
Intern Goldman Sachs 2004 - 2004


Phillips Exeter Academy
Stanford University Management Science & Engineering

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Games
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Sports

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Product Development • Product Marketing • Startups • mobile devices

Key Accomplishments

I've been a staunch believer in the magic of mobile for a very long time. I'm more excited than ever about the pace at which it's improving the way we experience and interact with the people, media and world around us.

I started building mobile products when two-tone screens were still socially acceptable, and we were hotly debating the merits of candybar vs flip phone hardware design. Since then, I've had an opportunity to design, build and launch products that range from downloadable bite-size games to real-time friend finders to a rewards platform for offline retail. Excited about what's next...

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Perspective-building scars, limitless optimism in the power of great teams, empathy for the end user, passion for building company culture, a willingness to prioritize, ask and answer the most important and hard questions to win.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Cyriac Roeding
We worked together
Because he has vision, can enroll others in his mission, and then execute like crazy.
Mark Jacobstein
We worked together at Digital Chocolate  •  Product focussed founder and/or CEO of five companies. Four large exits. Raised VC from Sequoia, NEA, KPCB, CRV, Khosla, Flatiron, etc.
I've worked with literally hundreds of talented people at my five startups; Evan is the most talented employee and colleague I've had. He's ... a terrific leader and listener, creative and deeply intelligent, and as connected as anyone in the Valley.
Doug Galen
We worked together at shopkick
Evan has the unique blend of skills of exploring options, defining a vision, building a team and executing on that vision.
John Lilly
We worked together
He already has been, with Shopkick, Loopt, others. He's building something super interesting, quickly. :-)
Saar Gur
They're my friends
Evan is fantastic. He was pretty much one of the founders of Loopt and then Shopkick from the idea stage. I have known him for years and h ... e kicks ass. He is also an EIR at Greylock and on a mission to start something... He can be a wondeful addition to the founderdating community.
Dominique Ng
We worked together at shopkick
Evan is immediately impressive. His insights, intelligence and strong ideas are apparent to anyone who meets him. But that's only half the ... story - he's the best coach and team builder I've ever worked with. He sees and inspires the best in those around him. He not only builds great products and businesses, but also incredible teams.
Karthick Sankarachary
Senior Member of Technical Staff, Shopkick and Small Time VC, DIY. Penn State grad.