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Viva Chu

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

CEO & Founder of Powhow, Handipoints. Head of User Acquisition - Slide/Google. Duke grad. Entrepreneur with track record of success/exits.

CEO & Founder of Powhow, Handipoints. Head of User Acquisition - Slide/Google. Duke grad. Entrepreneur with track record of success/exits.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Fundraising
  • Product
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Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Fundraising
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

Powhow
Handipoints
Transplay

Advisor

Smrxt
GrainNYC
Flex Pharma
Decisive
SMRxT

Positions

Technology Advisor Flex Pharma December 2014 - present
Advisor Decisive December 2014 - present
Co-Founder, CEO Powhow October 2011 - present
Advisor SMRxT October 2012 - March 2015
Head of User Acquisition and Product Strategy - Slide Google August 2010 - October 2011
VP Virtual Worlds Slide October 2009 - August 2010
Founder and CEO Handipoints January 2007 - October 2009
VP Engineering, Chief Architect Root Markets October 2005 - December 2006
Chief Architect, Director of Applications Development Adteractive May 2004 - October 2005
Founder / CTO Transplay October 2002 - March 2004
Principal Architect MetaTV January 2001 - December 2002
Director of Engineering Viador October 1997 - January 2001

Education

Duke University Public Policy 1993 - 1997

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
Advisor With
  • • B2B sales
  • • Big data
  • • Big Data Analysis
  • • Data Science
Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Fitness
  • • Wellness

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Lead generation • Entrepreneurship • Startups • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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David Li
We worked together  •  CTO and Founder, Optimal, Inc.. Previously Sofware Architect, Consorte Media Inc..
Viva has track record of successes and he always innovating and executing.
David Dundas
We worked together  •  CEO, Decisive. Previously Founder, Textingly.
Viva - has been a thoughtful sounding board and adviser to Decisive for the last two years. He has extensive business experience and perspec ... tive on acquiring customers, and building startups.
Michael Chang
We worked together  •  CEO, YesVideo. Previously General Manager, Greystripe a division of ValueClick, ValueClick. Carnegie Mellon grad.
He is very thoughtful and has enormous experience with companies through every life cycle.
Victor
We worked together
Viva's has lived his entire life as an entrepreneur. He has a full range of entrepreneurial experience: from being a son of business owner p ... arents to exiting to Google.
Agatha Chang
They're my current cofounder  •  Co-Founder, Powhow and Managing Partner, GRAIN. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Viva has the unique ability to turn a vision into reality. His creativity and deep understanding of technology and consumers is the perfect ... mix of qualities that are imperative to the success of a start-up.
Benjamin Jurist
We worked together  •  Founding Partner, Powhow.com. Previously Associate Digital Director, Universal McCann. Cornell grad.
Viva is a brilliant product developer with a proven track record of major successes. He shines when confronted with big challenges and ideas ... - and is an invaluable leader when helping early stage companies figure out where to prioritize their time, energy, and resources. He also is firmly grounded in accountability - which is a rare quality in entrepreneurs.
Robert
They're my investor
Viva has a thorough understanding of what it takes to get a technology start-up off the ground having been successful in the past. Viva is ... particularly skilled in building communities, product management and gaining initial user traction.
Rob Leathern
We worked together  •  Member Board of Directors, Brand Networks and Advisor, Inadco, Inc.. Dartmouth College grad.
He's run big engineering teams, built companies from scratch and has deep tech knowledge. A great guy and a superb entrepreneur!

Benjamin Jurist
They're my current cofounder  •  Founding Partner, Powhow.com. Previously Associate Digital Director, Universal McCann. Cornell grad.
Ben's a super sharp guy with a breadth of experience in digital marketing and driving growth for start-ups.