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Rick Nguyen

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Cofounder @ Spot Trender. Built Ad Tech company from scratch to profitability. Cal grad.

Cofounder @ Spot Trender. Built Ad Tech company from scratch to profitability. Cal grad.

4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea I'm commited to

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In


Spot Trender
QR Pitch Inc.
Final Frontier Institute
Study Skill Workshop - Berkeley City College


Final Frontier Institute


Cofounder, Product. President and Chairman of the Board Spot Trender 2013 - present
Cofounder, product QR Pitch Inc. November 2011 - April 2014
Cofounder & Mentor Final Frontier Institute 2013 - 2014
Director of Business Development April 2011 - March 2012
Solar Advisor Solmentum March 2011 - April 2011
Director of Marketing Thien Anh Corp / Le's mart Supermarket July 2010 - April 2011
Data Analyst HCM City Department of Public Health June 2010 - August 2010
President Toastmasters on Campus - UC Berkeley January 2010 - June 2010
Founder and Instructor Study Skill Workshop - Berkeley City College January 2010 - June 2010
President Kappa Delta Rho Fraternity, Lambda Chapter June 2008 - December 2008


University of California, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Science 2005 - 2009

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Marketing
Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Predictive analytics
  • • Enterprise business development
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Robotics
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Edutainment
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Sales • Marketing • Consulting • Public speaking • Sales Management

Key Accomplishments

As Cofounder at Spot Trender, Rick creates and refines enterprise solutions for professional advertisers to win hearts and minds. Built Spot Trender from scratch to acquiring Fortune 500 paid customers. Spot Trender was featured on major publications such as Advertising Age, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance. In his spare time Rick enjoys various projects to promote STEM education and advanced science in the United States.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I can prototype, build teams, and take product to market.

As an Advisor

Meet once a month for about 1 hour. Review product, marketing/sales roadmap. Make intros if applicable.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Pinak Soni
We worked together at
As we look at the story of entrepreneurs who started successful projects, some themes are constant: have a solid vision/dream, be persuasiv ... e and energetic, have a great people skills, be focused and fully committed on your vision,.Rick has these characteristics. Rick is also fun to work with.
Michael Choi
We worked together
Rick knows how to take risks and make things happen. He's driven, communicates effectively, and knows how to lead. He's a great entreprene ... ur.
Christopher South
They're my current cofounder  •  Co-Founder, Spot Trender
Rick is a great entrepreneur because he exposes himself to many different studies and is therefor able to be a more effective associative th ... inker as well as have an excellent knack for big vision thinking.
Colin (Chaoliang) Gu
They're my friends
Rick helped us a lot in polishing our pitch and presentations. He's very good at organizing info and knows how the convey them verbally and ... visually.

VS Joshi
They're my friends
VS is an analytical and ambitious entrepreneur.

Christopher South
We worked together at QR Pitch Inc.  •  Co-Founder, Spot Trender
Chris is a great problem solver and an excellent entrepreneur.

Joey Pan
Founder of a stealthy mode startup, Previously Head of Data Science, Tapjoy.
Joey is highly intelligent and solution oriented. He advises my startup Spot Trender on big data. Highly recommended.

Kevin Surace
Board Member, Spot Trender and Board Member, SVForum.
Kevin is an amazing board member; he adds massive value to Spot Trender's sales and fundraising. Kevin's a rock star and I give him my hig ... hest recommendations.