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Sean O'Malley

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Co-Founder at SmartBiz; Co-Founder at Better Finance; Vice President, Seed Investments at Venrock; Product guy at Yahoo!

Co-Founder at SmartBiz; Co-Founder at Better Finance; Vice President, Seed Investments at Venrock; Product guy at Yahoo!

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Involved In

Founder

SmartBiz. SBA loans made easy.
Better Finance, Inc.

Advisor

Martini Media Inc.
Better Finance, Inc.
Better Finance, Inc.

Positions

Co-Founder SmartBiz. SBA loans made easy. July 2015 - present
President, Co-Founder & Board Member Better Finance, Inc. January 2010 - present
Vice President, Seed Investments Venrock August 2007 - December 2009
Director Product Management & Product Strategy Yahoo January 2003 - January 2007
Product Management Sylantro Systems August 1999 - December 2002
Research Associate Cornerstone Research August 1994 - August 1997

Education

Stanford University Graduate School of Business Business 1997 - 1999
Stanford University Quantitative Economics October 1990 - July 1994
Bellarmine College Preparatory 1987 - 1990

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Financial Services
  • • Payments

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Customer Acquisition • Payments • Digital Media • Financial Services • Product Development

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Ryan Kiskis
We worked together  •  Venture Capital Business Development, Amazon Web Services. Previously Director of Product, Causata. Stanford GSB grad. Princeton grad.
Sean is a great, very straightforward, honest, deep thinker on startup growth issues. Fantastic guy to have involved.
Michael Cerda
We worked together  •  Director of Product Management, Facebook. Previously Senior Vice President of Product & Technology, VEVO.
Sean gets the gamut of starting and growing a business
Neil Peretz
GC@Aliya Fin'l Tech; Founder@Turnkey.Legal. Former:GC@Better Finance; cofounder@CFPB; COO/CFO@Sertanty; cofounder/CEO@PocketScience; banker.
Focused on building the best possible products and making teams work together better. Does not sugar coat the situation, even when tough dec ... isions need to be made. Always constructively focused. Has been around the block on fundraising, engineering, marketing, busdev, and general company building. A great all-around guy!
Chris Lunt
We worked together  •  Previous HHS Entrepreneur, US Dept of Health. Current VP Eng GetInsured. Multiple startups, one IPO. Increasingly suspicious of hierarchy.
Sean worked as the product manager for an incubator in 2007 (before incubators were cool). He's got big company product experience, and fro ... m-scratch experience, so he understands how to apply a set of resources to a problem, no matter what problem or what resources. Recently, he's racked up experience learning how money moves around--how could that not be valuable to you?
Chris Finne
We worked together  •  Startup CTO, hands-on full-stack coding. (currently engaged)
Sean has guided a lot of entrepreneurs and has launched a lot of products in the consumer space. He's seen successes and failures.


Chris Finne
Startup CTO, hands-on full-stack coding. (currently engaged)
Chris can take an idea to a first product with exceptional skill. If your more of a business type, he's the type of technical co-founder you ... 'll want.

Ryan Kiskis
We worked together  •  Venture Capital Business Development, Amazon Web Services. Previously Director of Product, Causata. Stanford GSB grad. Princeton grad.
Ryan get's what makes a great product.