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Oliver Roup

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder / CEO, VigLink. Previously Associate (Intern), Founders Fund. Harvard Business School grad.

Founder / CEO, VigLink. Previously Associate (Intern), Founders Fund. Harvard Business School grad.

6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Fundraising
  • Product
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
I don’t have much time for the next several months

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Fundraising
  • • Product

Involved In




Gotham Dream Cars


Founder / CEO VigLink March 2009 - present
Associate (Intern) Founders Fund June 2008 - April 2009
Consulting Architect BBC July 2007 - August 2007
Principal Group Program Manager (Director) Microsoft March 2003 - March 2007
Research Program Manager Vulcan Inc. January 2002 - March 2003
Architect and Engineer Edusoft October 2001 - December 2001
Director of Advanced Technology Echo Networks January 2000 - December 2001
Associate Razorfish September 1999 - January 2000
Research Assistant MIT Media Lab September 1994 - June 1999


Harvard Business School 2007 - 2009
Massachusetts Institute of Technology Computer Science 1998 - 1999
Upper Canada College 1984 - 1994

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Media
  • • Commerce
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Fundraising • Product management • Product strategy • Product Development • Team Building

Key Accomplishments

Founder / CEO of VigLink - currently doing 11B+ PVs / month and 8 digit annual revenue.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Product, proven fundraising, etc

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Ethan Anderson
They're my friends  •  Founder & CEO, MyTime and Mentor, 500 Startups. Harvard Business School grad. Duke grad.
Great experience with Startups and Larger tech companies alike.
Drew Uher
They're my friends
Oliver is a fantastic entrepreneur who built VigLink into a sizable company relatively quickly. He has an uncanny instinct to know where to ... allocate resources in order to be successful, and I have no doubt he will crush it in his next venture.
Kyle Forster
We worked together
Very intelligent, inspiring to others, balances strongly held beliefs with the ability to be persuaded by sound arguments and data well that ... sets healthy culture
Jason Zhang
They're my friends
Oliver is a proven founder having successfully grown Vigilink to a multiple million dollar annual revenue company. He is intelligent and ver ... y easy to get along with, making a great fit for any co-founder to join forces with.
Hesky Kutscher
They're my friends
He has the smarts , the drive and the experience to make it happen!!
Mike Conte
CEO/founder, and CEO/founder, Contemporary Systems, Inc., Microsoft GM, NYU grad.
extremely smart, very strategic but able to get into the technical details. extensive experience at early, mid, and late stage companies, as ... well as a successful founder and CEO. Harvard MBA *and* MIT. Also: fantastic guy.