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Chris Saad

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Co-author of Backplane Protocol & APML, Co-founder of DataPortability Project, Startup Advisor, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Echo

Co-author of Backplane Protocol & APML, Co-founder of DataPortability Project, Startup Advisor, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Echo

followers
following
6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
  • UI/Design

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In

Founder

Echo
DataPortability Project
APML Workgroup
Echo
Faraday Media
Media 2.0 Workgroup
Redshift
Radioactive

Advisor

The Founder Institute
The Founder Institute

Positions

Product Manager, API Uber May 2015 - present
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer Echo March 2011 - March 2015
Mentor The Founder Institute July 2013 - December 2014
Co-creator and Co-author Backplane Workgroup January 2011 - December 2014
Co-Author Synaptic Web March 2010 - December 2014
Co-Founder DataPortability Project October 2007 - December 2014
Co-Founder & Co-Author APML Workgroup October 2006 - December 2013
Co-Founder and VP Strategy Echo October 2008 - March 2012
Co-Founder and Director Faraday Media January 2006 - July 2009
Co-Founder Media 2.0 Workgroup January 2007 - 2009
Founder, CEO Redshift January 2000 - January 2006
Founder/Host Radioactive January 1997 - May 2000

Education

John Paul College January 1995 - December 1999

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Events
  • • Games
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Robotics
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Digital marketing • Product management • Entrepreneurship • Web 2.0 • Solution Design

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Ben Way
We worked together  •  Ben Way is a best selling author, leading futurologist, technologist, inventor, and entrepreneur.
Chris is a rare bread of skill, humility with an intellect that few can surpass. You would be more than lucky to work with somebody of this ... calibre.
Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten
They're my friends  •  initiatiefnemer, De Amsterdam Club and Co-founder, PressDoc.
Great networker, very kind, great entrepreneur
Ben Parr
They're my friends  •  Author, Captivology and Co-founder & Managing Partner, DominateFund. Northwestern grad.
He already is. He's proven it with his last company. He knows the business side of startups. He knows how to build companies. He knows how t ... o recruit. He's done this over and over again, from Echo to the Data Portability Project. He just needs the right partners.
Brian Solis
We worked together  •  Author, What's the Future of Business, changing the way businesses create experiences and Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group.
Chris is already a great entrepreneur. I suppose what makes him great for FounderDating is his humility and desire to improve and help other ... entrepreneurs improve. He sees the big picture but also pushes up his sleeves to plan, code, and execute. He's also experienced and polished to bring into a high level meetings with investors, customers, media et al. The fact that I'm an analyst and author vouching for him says a lot. The fact that we're friends and I'm vouching for him says a lot more.
Jeff Hock
Managing Director - Asia, Right Brain Interface. Previously Partner Account Manager - Asia Pacific, Hyland Software. Michigan State grad.
Talented, great thinker and ahead of the curve.
Robyn Tippins
They're my friends  •  Co Founder, Mariposa Interactive. Previously Educator, Get Satisfaction.
He always seems to discover what's going on far before the rest of us. When Chris talks, people listen. He's a well known tech influencer, ... a tech evangelist and a great friend.

Ben Way
They're my friends  •  Ben Way is a best selling author, leading futurologist, technologist, inventor, and entrepreneur.
Ben is charismatic, intuitive and wicked smart. The combination is electric and acts like rocket fuel for everything he touches. Before yo ... u finish your sentence he's figured out all the angles and will help you pick and execute on the best one.

Darren Bounds
We worked together  •  Founder @Nimble HR. Previously Founder/CTO @SportsYapper, the #1 ranked social sports app in Europe.
The question is not WOULD he be, he *is* a great entrepreneur - past and current tense. FD and any potential co-founder would be lucky to ha ... ve him.

Liva Judic
They're my friends  •  Brand and communications strategist. Mentor, StartupYard - Seed Accelerator and Mentor, Hardware.co - Community and Accelerator.
She's awesome!

Robyn Tippins
Co Founder, Mariposa Interactive. Previously Educator, Get Satisfaction.
She's a rockstar