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Paul Gustafson

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Board member, Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network and Advisor, San Carlos Advisors, Inc..

Board member, Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network and Advisor, San Carlos Advisors, Inc..

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Operations
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Part time now, full time if it takes off

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations

Involved In

Founder

Market Pioneering
Market Pioneering

Advisor

Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network
San Carlos Advisors, Inc.
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network
San Carlos Advisors, Inc.

Positions

President and General Manager TDA Group - Integrated Content Marketing January 2006 - present
Board member Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network June 2008 - present
Advisor San Carlos Advisors, Inc. June 2007 - present
Vice President, Business Development ViewCentral April 2004 - January 2006
Founder & Principal Market Pioneering May 2002 - March 2004
VP Business Development & General Manager IQ Commerce July 1999 - May 2002
VP, Strategic Relations Virtus Software (realtime 3-D visualization technology) January 1996 - July 1999
Director, Business Development PARC July 1994 - January 1996
Manager, Partners & Licensing General Magic September 1992 - July 1994
Evangelist / Product Manager / Business Manager Adobe November 1988 - August 1992
Product Support, Knowledge Engineer, Sales Engineer, Sales Teknowledge February 1985 - November 1988

Education

Iowa State University Engineering Operations / Journalism September 1981 - December 1984
Ankeny Senior High School

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Other Engineering
  • • UI/Design
  • • Industrial Design
  • • Product
  • • Enterprise Sales
Markets of Interest
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Media
  • • Social Impact
  • • Mobile
  • • Robotics
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Advertising
  • • Games
  • • Music
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Enterprise software • Business Strategy • Cloud Computing • Marketing Communications • Integrated Marketing

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Frank Boosman
We worked together  •  Co-founder, udu Inc. Previously co-founder, Z Shift Inc. and Program Management Director, Lockheed Martin Corp.
I had the pleasure of first working with Paul at Adobe Systems. Among the many folks I've met in the software and internet industries, he's ... one of the very best human beings—smart, funny, caring, and beyond reproach. I wouldn't hesitate to work with him again, anytime, on any project.
Dave Izuka
We worked together  •  Partner, Cresta Partners. Previously Partner, HiWire.
Paul has great instincts. When looking at new opportunities, he is able to quickly evaluate the "pain" in the marketplace, key elements of t ... he proposed solution, and areas of investigation for determining the "secret sauce".
Denny Brown
We worked together  •  President, Expert Support Inc.. Previously Non-title, Coherent Thought Inc. Stanford grad.
I hired Paul straight out of college. I've tracked his career over the years. He's now a customer of mine, and a colleague. He has a strong ... background in marketing and business development. He has apprenticed in some big companies and also has plenty of experience in small businesses and startups. He currently leads a boutique content marketing company that serves some of the big names in technology. He has been in the technology of Silicon Valley for his entire career. He is articulate about connecting technology to business.
Richard Mandeberg
We worked together  •  CEO and Co-Founder, bnocular. Previously EVP Business Development and Strategic Alliances, support.com. University of Michigan grad.
He is keenly perceptive and tenacious. Both required qualities.
Bob Tabke
We worked together  •  Owner, One Horse Creek. Previously President, TDA. Harvard Business School grad. Purdue grad.
Ray Conley
We worked together  •  Managing Director, Finance Technology Leverage LLC and Board of Directors, Reciprocity, Inc. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
He's got great experience as an early stage entrepreneur.

Frank Boosman
We worked together  •  Co-founder, udu Inc. Previously co-founder, Z Shift Inc. and Program Management Director, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Frank is smart, well-read, and intuitive. He's got a successful track record, an amazing network, and has tremendous instincts about figurin ... g out the right things to do, and then getting the most important things done.

Frank Boosman
We worked together  •  Co-founder, udu Inc. Previously co-founder, Z Shift Inc. and Program Management Director, Lockheed Martin Corp.
Frank is smart, well-read, and very intuitive. His ability to figure out the right approach, and get the most important things done, is unma ... tched.