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Peggy Yu

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

co-founder, stealth venture & mentor-in-residence, Startup Institute. former head of Rock Center for Entrepreneurship @ HBS.

co-founder, stealth venture & mentor-in-residence, Startup Institute. former head of Rock Center for Entrepreneurship @ HBS.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Operations
I have an idea that I'm exploring
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Operations

Involved In


Stealth Venture


Startup Institute


Co-founder Stealth Venture 2015 - present
Mentor-in-Residence Startup Institute October 2015 - present
Interim Director Harvard Business School March 2015 - September 2015
Associate Director Harvard Business School July 2013 - March 2015
Consultant LoopIt January 2013 - August 2013
Consultant Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, Harvard Business School March 2013 - July 2013
Vice President, Board of Directors About-Face April 2011 - September 2012
Business Development Consultant Bunndle January 2012 - August 2012
Director, Business Development CBS Interactive September 2010 - November 2011
Senior Manager, Business Development CBS Interactive September 2008 - September 2010
Community Consultant C Space August 2007 - August 2008
Logistics Consultant for The TJX Companies APL August 2004 - July 2005
Network Management Analyst APL July 2003 - August 2004
Sales Support Representative APL July 2002 - July 2003


Harvard Business School 2005 - 2007
Northwestern University Communication Studies 1998 - 2002

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • UI/Design
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Education
  • • Green
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Smart Home
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Customer development • Team formation • Startups • Strategic Partnerships • Strategy

Key Accomplishments

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

As an Advisor

People. I really get people. I listen intently, I can talk to anyone – thus I can find common ground with almost all. I understand people and what makes them tick. Sales and business development come naturally – I am unfazed by the answer “no”; if anything, it makes me more determined. As a result, I’m pretty resilient – I don’t get fazed by setbacks or failures – I learn, regroup, and move forward.

I'm most interested in team formation and development. Based on my experience of working with hundreds of student and alumni entrepreneurs at HBS, I know how rapidly assess a team, construct scenarios to test the dynamic of the team, and adjust quickly - that may be coaching a team or swiftly hiring/de-hiring members of the team.

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Trevor Bass
They're my friends
Incredibly thoughtful and a great out-of-box thinker. He's also an amazing listener - one of the best I've ever met. We were brought toget ... her to test out an idea via Steve Papa(founder of Endeca) and though the idea did not have legs, we became fast friends and still use each other as sounding boards for our respective projects/ideas.