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Chad Mulder

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder, Early Stage Social Venture. Formerly Sr. Mgr. Breakthrough Innovation, Kraft; Co-Founder MVent (acq'd by Singapore Technologies).

Founder, Early Stage Social Venture. Formerly Sr. Mgr. Breakthrough Innovation, Kraft; Co-Founder MVent (acq'd by Singapore Technologies).

10 vouches

Involved In


MVent Pte. Ltd.

JetJaw, Inc.
Rise International


Founder & CEO ruly November 2013 - present
Board Member Rise International January 2011 - December 2013
Advisory Board Member JetJaw, Inc. September 2010 - December 2012
Senior Brand Manager, Breakthrough Innovation Mondel─ôz International March 2009 - April 2012
Advisory Board Member September 2011 - March 2012
Sabbatical: Volunteer Marketing Consultant Trade as One March 2010 - May 2010
Senior Brand Manager, Kraft Pizza Company Mondel─ôz International April 2003 - March 2009
Co-founder & Marketing Director MVent Pte. Ltd. October 2000 - March 2003
Brand Management Intern The Clorox Company June 2000 - September 2000
Consultant Deloitte 1998 - 1999
Analyst Accenture 1996 - 1998


University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business Marketing 1999 - 2001
Taylor University Business Systems 1992 - 1996
Grand Haven High School 1989 - 1992

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Social Entrepreneurship
  • • Mobile Apps
  • • Software Engineering
  • • User Experience Design
Markets of Interest
  • • Photos
  • • Social Impact
  • • Using technology to create jobs for people living in poverty

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

I've had a very diverse career including leadership roles in corporate, non-profit and startup settings. The common thread across these experiences is innovation. I'm best at leading and inspiring groups of talented people to commercialize new to the world products & services.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Experience & Skill Set:
A track record of creating large-scale innovation, history running/growing large businesses and experience of successfully exiting a tech startup.

Adept ability to thrive as part of a team, contagious leadership style and compelling presentation/pitching.

Personal Qualities
Belief in the paradoxical power of humility, deeply held conviction in the value of diversity, the ability to NOT take myself too seriously and an appreciation for creative pranks.

Social Entrepreneurship
A clear commitment to driving positive social change through business- demonstrated by huge life changes that were made in order to found the social venture startup.

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Roma (Majumder) De
They're my school
Chad has three great qualities that make him a great entrepreneur: First and most important, he is truly interested in solving a real proble ... m and getting to a real solution. Second he understands that entrepreneurs are drivers of the economy by creating jobs and ultimately value for a wider community. Finally Chad pursues his goals with passion and dedication and doesn't take no for an answer.
Erica Labovitz
We worked together at Kraft Foods
Chad is already a great entrepreneur. He has started companies in the past, created a new life in big business (where I worked with him at ... kraft), and then used that experience to build his skill set so now he can come back into the social innovation world he is passionate about. At kraft he was one of the most well loved and respected marketers. In SF I have worked with Chad a lot on his current idea and spent a lot of time with him helping him make the transition back from Fortune 500 midwest to silicon valley startup. He has been nothing but eager to learn, thankful for advice and ideas, and really open to meeting new people and getting feedback on his product to ultimately meed an industry and social need. If I didnt love my current job so much I would want to start something new with Chad in a heartbeat and I would recommend anyone I know to as well.
Ben Swenka
They're my friends
Chad is focused and has great experience. He also knows what he's good at, and where he needs to get help. I'm confident Chad will be a succ ... essful entrepreneur!
Venkat Nagaswamy
We worked together at MVent Pte. Ltd.
Chad has a combination of things that make him a great entrepreneur. He is really passionate about social business and about making a diffe ... rence. He perseveres, is diligent and focused on making this a reality. His broad experience (as a consultant, former entrepreneur, a marketing exec) gives him a deep perspective on business that would stand him in good stead.
Jeff Merkel
We worked together
Chad has the vision, creativity, & drive to build an impactful company.
They're my friends
Chad has demonstrated success in a previous start-up. He has the necessary creativity, drive and vision to build, lead and develop a startup ... to bring about real change in the world. He sees the use of technology as a way to help solve nagging problems and help to support his true passion of creating sustainable jobs for some of the world's most vulnerable people.
We worked together
He's been there and done it before, starting a mobile payments company, and selling it. He has some hard P&L experience at Kraft. The comb ... ination of experiences positions Chad uniquely to succeed
Mark Salsberry
They're my school
Chad is extremely intelligent and always seems to look at a situation through a new lens. He was an adviser to the company I founded (JetJaw ... ) for over 2 years and his point of view we helpful because he brought fresh ideas to the table. He looked at situations with perspective and creativity that our leadership team valued highly. Unlike many entrepreneurs, Chad is not brash. His thoughtful approach shows that he's not a shoot-from-the-hip type of person. He's also not about ego, which seems rare in the startup community. For the right founding team fit, I'd highly recommend Chad. In fact, I would love to have him on my founding team someday.
Venkat Nagaswamy
They're my school  •  Co-founder and CEO, Stealth startup. Previously Consultant, MightyHive. Georgia Institute of Technology grad.
I've known Chad for the past 15 years. First as his classmate. Then as his cofounder. And later as a fellow entrepreneur. Chad would be ... a great advisor for the following reasons: a) He deeply cares about social issues. He has done a lot of work around the globe in assisting people in need. b) He knows business well. Deep understanding of consumer marketing. Great overall business person. He understands that the social enterprises need to be businesses as they accomplish their social objectives. c) Having worked in multiple continents, Chad has a broad view of the world. Understands cultural differences and works with them.
Kevin Madsen
They're my friends  •  Partnerships/Growth, VSCO (Visual Supply Co) and Cofounder and President, SlimBooks.
Chad is smart, kind, generous, fun, and a hard worker. He cares about what he does and it shows. He's someone who's just going to find a way ... to win.

Venkat Nagaswamy
We worked together at MVent Pte. Ltd.
I've co-founded and sold a start-up with Venkat & would absolutely recommend him as a great co-founder. My only reservation is that I'd like ... to recruit him to my own star-up! He's likely the smartest person I've ever worked with & his span of skills is huge: business acumen, marketing, strategy, management and technology -- without a corresponding ego. Venkat is a great find for a founder or co-founder

Jeff Merkel
We worked together  •  Founder & Board Director, H2. Previously Chief Revenue Officer, issuu. Stanford GSB grad.
Jeff has experience in several startups and technology companies. He's able to understand the critical paths to success quickly, is well net ... worked and has all the instincts of a seasoned startup executive.