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Kelly McIvor

Advisor Greater Seattle Area, US

Co-Founder of coJuvo. Veteran of the mobile space and former faculty at the University of Washington.

Co-Founder of coJuvo. Veteran of the mobile space and former faculty at the University of Washington.

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WireCutter Technologies




Co-founder coJuvo March 2014 - present
Adjunct Faculty, Master of Communication in Digital Media University of Washington January 2009 - July 2014
Buspreneur Startup Bus - North America March 2014 - March 2014
Co-founder TapFunder December 2012 - March 2014
Partner Atomic Mobile January 2011 - December 2012
Sr. Manager, Mobile Content Services Amdocs January 2009 - March 2010
Chief Strategist SMS Media Group, Inc 2008 - 2010
Director, Product Development and Marketing Vidiator 2006 - 2008
Content Strategy Consultant AT&T January 2006 - July 2006
Founder & COO WireCutter Technologies 2000 - 2006
Sr. Marketing Manager AT&T 1995 - 2000


University of Washington Business

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Smart Home
  • • Higher Education

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Marketing • Product management • Investor pitch

Key Accomplishments

I've had three start-ups. The first failed. Slowly. The second is in the process of a positive exit, though no one is getting rich. The third will be the big winner. For each, I took the company from idea to full commercial launch and revenue. I know how to keep development on-track to get an MVP or prototype built in order to garner some real market feedback.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Early on, I like to keep things lean so I like to use online communication tools like email, Skype, Hangouts. Occasionally - maybe once every week or two - I like to get together in-person to plan and generate ideas. Once a larger team is in-place I enjoy having an office where we can all be focused and keep the energy levels up.

As an Advisor

When I advise I usually start out with a face-to-face or video meeting. After that I prefer email over scheduled meetings, though the occasional meeting is fine. And while I'm happy to offer advice I'm not shy about contributing more tangibly by helping with the business plan, pitch deck, etc..

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Bryan Brewer
We worked together  •  Founder, Funding Quest. Creator of the Minimum Fundable Company Test
Kelly sees the big picture and also is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get stuff done.
Clarissa San Diego
They're my advisor: TasteBuddy  •  Executive Director, SoDo Makerspace and Founder/CEO, Taste Buddy.
Kelly has been a great asset to Taste Buddy as he has the most experience in marketing and start up development in out team. His experience ... has guided us through the early phase of building a start up by advising best practices and voicing out challenges we can anticipate.
Amal Graafstra
We worked together  •  Founder and Director of Awesome at biohacking company Dangerous Things
He's able to connect technologies and people together in innovative ways. He's also a great speaker and can communicate and articulate techn ... ical details in a way laymen can understand.
Colin Prior
They're my advisor  •  Co Founder, UNIX Packages and Owner, Tulum Vacations.
Kelly has demonstrated passion, tenaciousness, and drive to start and operate his first company. He actively listens and acts on feedback an ... d coaching.
Joshua Dirks
We worked together  •  CEO, IntellaSphere and Co-Founder & Head Scientist, Project Bionic. Texas A&M grad.
Kelly has a great sense of both business and technology. He finds intersections in these two worlds that often make me marvel at the simplic ... ity and genius behind them. It's not often I've talked to Kelly about an issue that he has not come up with a work around, solution, or known a contact who does hold the answer. I've found that this tenacity when starting a project is critical in gaining success.