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Chris Van Noy

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Digital Media & Tech Exec/Advisor - Prev Chief Strategist, Akamai, VP NBC/Hulu, Disney Interactive. Built businesses and know many people

Digital Media & Tech Exec/Advisor - Prev Chief Strategist, Akamai, VP NBC/Hulu, Disney Interactive. Built businesses and know many people

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
I don't yet have an idea I'm excited about
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising

Involved In


Digital Media Consulting


The Players' Tribune
Emergence Creative


Board of Advisors The Players' Tribune March 2015 - present
Board of Advisors Emergence Creative May 2014 - present
Board of Advisors batteryPOP August 2012 - present
Chief Strategist - Media and Entertainment Akamai Technologies March 2010 - March 2012
Vice President of Media Strategy Jumpwire Media November 2008 - March 2010
Vice President of Distribution Hulu March 2007 - April 2008
Founder/Management Consultant Digital Media Consulting July 2004 - March 2007
Graduate Student (MBA) Columbia Business School 2002 - 2004
Director, Business Development Elance 2000 - 2001
Program Manager Microsoft 1998 - 1999
Senior Producer, Starwave, Disney Internet Ventures 1994 - 1998


Columbia University - Columbia Business School Management 2002 - 2004
University of Washington Political Science

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Ad Sales
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Commerce
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Video
  • • Social

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Digital Media • Strategic Partnerships • Strategy • mobile devices

Key Accomplishments

For the past two years I have been the Chief Strategist of Digital Media for Akamai Technologies. In this role, I led initiatives centered around product and market strategy, mergers and acquisition, venture investment as well as global innovation. Prior to Akamai, I had been a media and technology innovator for over fifteen years. A media executive with international experience whose expertise in strategy, finance and technology spans web video, mobile, emerging technologies and traditional media. A key memeber of the Hulu launch team, a co-founder of Jumpwire Media and an early member of the pioneering Starwave Corporation that developed,,,,,, and the first family of vertical Internet media properties.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Strategic direction around the following ecosystems:
digital media (in general)
digital video
digital advertising
traditional media (TV and Film)
Social & Mobile

Business Development, Corp Dev and Strat Partnerships
I have a large database of personal and professional contacts that span the technology, digital media and traditional media industries (this includes commerce, mobile, advertising and tech infrastructure within these industries). I also have a good contact list in the finance industry - both VC/Angel and other sectors

As an Advisor

My style is to listen to founders/execs and work with them to determine their goals and needs. If need be help them do a deep dive into market and biz model to determine true opportunity and competitive advantage. Make intros if appropriate and be available.

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Greg Alkalay
They're my advisor  •  CEO and Founder, batteryPOP. Fellow, Startup Leadership Program. Previously, Head Writer, Nickelodeon On-Air Promos and Creative Advertising
Greg is a great entrepreneur. He and his partner have started this company called batteryPOP which is aiming to disrupt kids cross platform ... distribution. He is an uncommon combination of a creative person (8 yes at Nickekodeon) and business minded. They have already made significant progress (both product and partnerships) and are looking for a tech partner to take them to the next level

Taso Mastorakis
They're my advisor
Taso has a unique skill set (creative and business), a persistent entrepreneurial attitude and had already made long progress in the short t ... ime he and his partner have been in business. and his co-founder have started a cross-platform, kids video destination after years at Nickelodeon. They have established a vision and have shown thoughtful flexibility on strategy. Taso has a unique combination of business sense with a more traditional creative skill set which gives him (and his company) the ability to succeed in his endeavor.