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Mike Bidgoli

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

VP, Product @ LivingSocial. Mentor @ Launchpad LA. Formerly @ (Sold to LivingSocial). Berkeley EECS.

VP, Product @ LivingSocial. Mentor @ Launchpad LA. Formerly @ (Sold to LivingSocial). Berkeley EECS.

4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea, but I'm open to other ideas
Part-time now, full-time if it takes off

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

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

Involved In


Launchpad LA

Side Projects

Stealth Co


VP, Product LivingSocial April 2013 - July 2014
Mentor Launchpad LA November 2012 - December 2013
Sr. Director, Product - Merchant Solutions LivingSocial August 2012 - March 2013
Sr. Director, Product - User Acquisition LivingSocial April 2011 - July 2012
VP, Product June 2010 - April 2011
Director, Product August 2009 - May 2010
Program Manager Microsoft August 2005 - August 2009


University of California, Berkeley Electrical Engineering & Computer Science 2002 - 2005

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • UI/Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Fashion
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • marketplace
  • • new platforms

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

E-Commerce • Product management • Entrepreneurship • Startups • Mobile Applications

Key Accomplishments

Sold to LivingSocial and creating the first two product development centers outside of DC. Helped build the user acq team at LivingSocial. Led product development for the merchant division at LivingSocial.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Product/domain expertise, low fidelity design, business model, recruiting & fundraising.

Vouches Received

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Jessica Alter
They're my friends  •  Founder and CEO, FounderDating. Harvard Business School grad. University of Michigan grad.
Have been waiting for Mike to start his own thing for a while. Will make an amazing entrepreneur.
Gedioen Aloula
We worked together at LivingSocial
Mike is the most driven, relentless person i've ever worked with. Mike has the rare ability to turn good ideas into great products. Mike can ... cycle between the small details and the big picture. Mike is a passionate, driven individual who is an amazing team leader. Mike's extensive product background, willingness to learn from failure, and ability to lead an efficient and productive team will translate well into his own startup.
Farhad Massoudi
We worked together
Mike is both smart and insightful. He will make an amazing entrepreneur.
David Hegarty
They're my friends
Mike is smart, thoughtful, persuasive and a great people person. He is extremely well networked and loved by those he knows. His network ... and people skill would be an awesome compliment to engineering co-founder.