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Fernando Pizarro

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Tech executive. Writer. Up for anything. PapayaMobile (Adtech), Cinecandy (Video), Gametize (Gamification).

Tech executive. Writer. Up for anything. PapayaMobile (Adtech), Cinecandy (Video), Gametize (Gamification).

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales

Involved In


Gametize (Lifegamed)


Cerego Japan
Gametize (Lifegamed)


General Manager of North America PapayaMobile Inc. November 2012 - March 2015
Founder Cinecandy November 2010 - November 2012
Founder & CEO Gametize (Lifegamed) December 2008 - March 2011
Head of Business Development, SE Asia Yahoo March 2008 - December 2008
Director of Business Development, SE Asia Yahoo June 2007 - March 2008
Director of Strategy, Asia Discovery Communications August 2005 - June 2007
Senior Manager of Business Development Disney Channel October 2004 - September 2005


University of Chicago Finance
Harvard University East Asian Studies
Le Cordon Bleu Cuisine
Harbin Institute of Technology CET Harbin
Cairo American College
American School

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Media
  • • Mobile

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

In my last role I built up the US team for a Chinese adtech company, primarily focused on sales and marketing. I'm writing books about high performance tech departments at the moment, but am always interested in teaming up with the right folks for side projects.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I'm generally available to provide advice for an hour a week via Skype or in-person. I'm happy to provide introductions where appropriate. I prefer to advise founders whose ambitions are international.

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Fernando is simply the best I have ever worked with in the field of business development. His ability to create relationships from scratch c ... reates considerable value for a b2b company or a consumer company in need of partnerships.
Andrew Smith Lewis
They're my advisor  •  Founder & Executive Chairman, Cerego, LLC. Previously Founder and CEO, The Princeton Review of Japan. University of Virginia grad.
Very knowledgeable, approachable, and upbeat guy with creative solutions to a wide range of challenges.
Keith Ng (@keizng)
They're my advisor: Gametize (Lifegamed)  •  Co-founder & Hustle Ninja, Gametize. Previously Co-founder, Socialico.
Fernando is personable, trustable, and has great concepts to share with the team.