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George Northup

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Silicon Valley CEO. Built and exited four companies that generated cumulative revenues of over $2 billion. Raised $500m.

Silicon Valley CEO. Built and exited four companies that generated cumulative revenues of over $2 billion. Raised $500m.

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Hult International Business School
Grantham Education Corporation (Parent Co: Grantham University)
maverick brands
vidora
GRI
Driptech, inc.
kueski
Zana
Driptech, inc.
GRI - Growth Resources Inc.
Hult International Business School

Positions

CEO/Board Memeber Author-it Software Corporation May 2015 - present
Board of Advisors Zana July 2014 - present
Board of Advisors Driptech, inc. January 2009 - present
Board of Directors Grantham Education Corporation (Parent Co: Grantham University) May 2008 - present
Board of Advisors GRI - Growth Resources Inc. October 2006 - present
Board of Directors Ensenta Corporation March 2009 - July 2015
President & CEO, Board of Directors Memeo May 2009 - October 2014
Mentor/Advisor Hult International Business School May 2014 - August 2014
CEO/Board of Directors AuctionDrop July 2004 - December 2008
EVP/CFO LiveCapital January 2000 - July 2004
EVP/CFO Online Resources October 1996 - March 2000
Consulting and CPA Deloitte October 1980 - March 1986

Education

Duke University Management Sciences 1976 - 1980

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Travel

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Silicon Valley CEO for early to mid-stage companies. Built and exited four companies that generated cumulative revenues of over $2 billion. Raised over $500 million through IPO’s and other sources. Focused on cloud and mobile platform B2B services with SaaS model. Investor, advisor and Board member (for venture capital/private equity backed) technology companies. Previous work in portfolio companies of: Kleiner Perkins, Mobius Ventures, Foundry Group, DFJ, Draper Associates, Apex Capital

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Jim Pulcrano
They're my friends  •  Visiting Professor, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and Visiting Professor, Grenoble Ecole de Management.
He has seen and done a lot, and he is very good at listening and explaining. Patient, but quick to get back to you when you need something.
Heidi Roizen
We worked together  •  Member, Board of Directors, Mode Media Corporation (formerly Glam Media) and Member, Board of Directors, Technorati. Stanford GSB grad.
George is fantastic! He is easy to work with, super smart, a great operator. I'd welcome the opportunity to work with him again
Philip Korn
They're my investor  •  Advisor, Correlation Ventures and Managing Director, Venture Capital Relationships & Tech Banking, Square 1 Bank.
Seasoned serial entrepreneur, a leader and overall great guy.
Rob Hagen
They're my advisor  •  CFO & SVP Strategic Business Development, Diamond Wipes International. Previously Chief Operating Officer & CFO, The Hill Corporation, Inc..
I have known George for approximately ten years from when we were both CEO's at Company's with the same lead VC investor. George has certai ... nly been there and seen just about everything yet he continues to bring tremendous passion to every venture he is a part of. Simply put, George understands the value of flawless execution and knows how to do it with limited resources. George is simply an outstanding business executive.
Ben Belser
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder & CEO, Airplane. Harvard grad.
George is a very wise, very capable advisor. He's been involved in multiple successful exits, seems to know everybody in the startup world, ... and has a wealth of knowledge that can apply to tons of different companies and spaces. Most importantly, he's an awesomely nice guy.
Yunha Kim
We worked together  •  Co-founder & CEO, Locket. Previously Investment Banking Analyst, Jefferies & Company. Duke grad.
George has been our advisor to my company Locket (and also a personal mentor of mine). He has been incredibly helpful to our business with h ... is advice that comes from his many many years of experience - that I would otherwise not even have thought of. I appreciate that George is generous with his time, considering that he is running his own company as well. He is just so responsive/reliable and he goes above and beyond his own commitment to help. I strongly endorse George and am happy to be contacted as reference.

Chet Jain
They're my friends  •  Founder, Crowdera and Guest Lecturer - Social Entrepreneurship, Co-Working, Bootstrapping, Business Schools & Events.
Very resourceful with multiple successes. Came to U.S. from India and, from nothing, built up companies, networks, etc. Has an ability to cr ... eate opportunities and create value.

Ben Belser
Co-Founder & CEO, Airplane. Harvard grad.
ben is a really special entrepreneur that stands out in the start up world. Incredibly bright, clear thinker and everything he produces is t ... op notch. He stands out for me, amidst all the noise in the start up world. He is tremendous design/product guy and incisive thinker. Everyone, keep an eye on ben, you saw him here first and he is going places!!!

Erik Ralston
Vice President, Credit Suisse. Previously Client Analyst, Deutsche Bank Alex Brown (San Francisco).
Erik is a very high quality professional and very high integrity. Great guy.

Laura Yecies
Advisor, Strategist and Growth Consultant, www.TheKitchenSync.Co. Previously C.E.O., Catch.com. Harvard Business School grad.
Laura is a top tier silicon valley ceo, brilliant at strategy, marketing and products.

Jens Schutt
Brand Ambassador, Shift-SF. Previously Sr. Director of Product Management, Joyent.
jens is a fantastic individual and great team player, super smart

Jens Schutt
Brand Ambassador, Shift-SF. Previously Sr. Director of Product Management, Joyent.
jens is a fantastic individual and great team player, super smart

Chandra de Keyser
CEO, MoodMe and Strategic Advisor, Pioneer Equity Partners.
great entreprenuer!

Chandra de Keyser
We worked together  •  CEO, MoodMe and Strategic Advisor, Pioneer Equity Partners.
great thinker