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Robert Chang

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Founder/angel/advisor: Cloud SaaS + mobile apps. Former CEO, VP and GM: venture-backed startups and Fortune 50. Yale MBA.

Founder/angel/advisor: Cloud SaaS + mobile apps. Former CEO, VP and GM: venture-backed startups and Fortune 50. Yale MBA.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Good Neighbors Media

Advisor

Multiple Portfolio Companies
StatSocial
GAIN Fitness
Piggybackr
Wiser
Storypanda
StageBloc
Multiple Portfolio Companies

Positions

Advisor StatSocial March 2014 - present
Advisor GAIN Fitness June 2013 - present
Advisor Piggybackr April 2013 - present
Co-Founder and Producer Good Neighbors Media April 2013 - present
Advisor Wiser March 2013 - present
Advisor Storypanda November 2012 - present
Board Director and Board Treasurer Link2Health Solutions, Inc. October 2012 - present
Advisor StageBloc June 2012 - present
Entrepreneur, Investor, and Advisor Multiple Portfolio Companies June 2012 - present
Managing Partner Mogility Capital October 2011 - present
Board Director Mental Health Association of NYC June 2008 - present
Board Director FreeATM, Inc. July 2014 - May 2015
CEO & President Remix Learning April 2010 - October 2011
Managing Director Change Advisors 2006 - 2010
General Manager/Leadership Program The Home Depot 2003 - 2006
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives Thinkmap 2001 - 2002
Senior Director, Product Management Outcome 1999 - 2001
Investment Associate The Rockefeller Foundation 1998 - 1998
Manager, Public Relations Harvard University 1994 - 1997

Education

Fullstack Academy Javascript, jQuery, Ruby on Rails, CSS, HTML, SQL, Backbone.js 2013 - 2013
Yale University - Yale School of Management Finance 1997 - 1999
The University of Chicago 1989 - 1995
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy 1986 - 1989

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • UI/Design
  • • Industrial Design
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Dating
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Non-profit • Venture capital • Business Strategy • Startups • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Experienced entrepreneur with over 15 years building innovative businesses and leading strategy, product management and operations teams in software and Internet companies and executing large-scale initiatives at Fortune 50 companies and institutions.

Ability to raise capital. Venture capital managing partner, angel investor, and startup advisor investing in new entrepreneurs across enterprise, SaaS, mobile, health, and education inc. Maxwell Health, GAIN Fitness, Delve, and StageBloc with co-investors including Google Ventures, Verizon, Interwest Partners, Seraph Group, 500 Startups, The New York Times, NextNews Ventures, Mitch Kapor, Social-Capital Partnership, Tribeca Venture Partners and Lerer Ventures.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

I like collaborative, trust-oriented startup environments where everyone is synchronized to sprint. I develop results-driven product, design and business strategy based on deep experience across multiple industries. I can execute strategy and implementation at all levels from governance to management to hands-on deliverables including product requirements, database schema, ui wireframes, securing clients and raising capital.

As an Advisor

I bring extensive experience and networks across a broad range of industries, a relentless determination to succeed and a product design and business model perspective that emphasizes user experience, solving real problems and the ability to structure and leverage data.

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Tom Giles
We worked together at StageBloc
Robert has demonstrated time and time again the ability to execute and deliver. His work ethic never ceases to amaze me. And his insight and ... reach is always beneficial in a suprisingly large range.
Sandeep Ayyappan
We worked together
Robert has the unique blend of intelligence, humility, and perspective from direct experience necessary to be a successful entrepreneur. He' ... s well-connected, has seen a significant breadth of success and failure, and his even-keeled temperament would make him a pleasure to work alongside.

Jim Gerry
We worked together
Jim is driven to achieve and bring resources, energy and innovation to every venture he advises and focuses on.

Matthew Minkin
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder, Bizsnack. Previously Investor, Filter Foundry. University of Southern California grad.
Matthew is determined to succeed - we've met a few times and he is clearly passionate and entrepreneurial. He would be an excellent compleme ... nt to a more technical co-founder.