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Brian Frank

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

VP Product & Marketing, Timeful and Mentor, 500 Startups. Cornell grad. Cornell grad.

VP Product & Marketing, Timeful and Mentor, 500 Startups. Cornell grad. Cornell grad.

6 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
  • UI/Design

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design

Involved In


bCandid, Corp
Live Colony
Live Colony


Lemnos Labs Inc
500 Startups


Mentor Lemnos Labs Inc May 2015 - present
Advisor Teforia February 2015 - present
Mentor 500 Startups August 2013 - present
VP Product & Marketing Timeful December 2013 - May 2015
Product Manager, Mobile Twitter March 2012 - July 2013
Chief Product Officer Posterous November 2011 - March 2012
Founder & CEO Live Colony January 2010 - June 2011
Product Consultant Radiant Minds, Inc. 2009 - January 2010
Group Product Manager Adobe September 2005 - December 2008
Senior Product Manager PalmSource April 2004 - September 2005
Product Manager webOS January 2003 - April 2004
Product Manager Eazel, Inc. May 2000 - March 2001
Product Manager bCandid, Corp June 1999 - May 2000
HCI Specialist & Program Manager Trilogy June 1998 - June 1999
VP, Product Management & Business Development MicroContent October 1997 - April 1998
Program Manager Microsoft May 1997 - August 1997
Product Marketing Manager Intel Corporation May 1996 - August 1996


Cornell University Computer Science 1994 - 1998

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Events
  • • Hardware
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product Design • Product management • Business Strategy • User Experience Design • Mobile Applications

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

Vouches Received

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Bhanu Sharma
We worked together  •  Founder & CEO, Maker and Mentor, 500 Startups. Stanford grad.
Brian is one of the best PM's I've worked with. We were peers at Macromedia and Adobe for years.
Karen Crye
We worked together  •  CEO and Co-Founder, SnapProp, Inc.
Brian has been advising us at SnapProp for over 8 months. His advice and mentorship has been invaluable. He takes the time to evaluate w ... here you are, what the market for your product is, and where it is you need to be and is able to offer suggestions that will get you to your launch quickly. I would highly recommend Brian Frank as an adviser.
Lesley Gold
We worked together  •  Advisory Board Member, Accompani and Board Member, Pied Piper Players.
Brian has a great sense of product and understanding of consumers, He brings a unique perspective to his work and has boundless energy and e ... nthusiasm that lets him do great things
Melinda Byerley
We worked together  •  Founder, Previously eBay, CheckPoint Software, PayPal, Linden Lab/Second Life
Brian's one of the top minds in product management in the valley. He is a triple threat in marketing, technology, and user experience.
Vinod Valloppillil
They're my friends  •  Long time (10+ yr) wireless vet starting new venture. Advisor, Several wireless & device startups. Previously EIR, Redpoint Ventures.
The guy lives & breathes product, UX, market-fit.
Sandra Frank
They're my friends  •  Founder, Mason Grace Co.. Previously Manager, Retail Strategy Consulting, Accenture. University of California, Davis grad.
Great experience, knows everything about raising money, creating an amazing team, how to craft a persuasive story, super driven, and has an ... uncanny ability to tease out what's truly game changing.