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Steve Grigory

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Self-starter with deep involvement in customer acquisition, marketing, partnerships and product strategy. Love companies that disrupt!

Self-starter with deep involvement in customer acquisition, marketing, partnerships and product strategy. Love companies that disrupt!

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Marketing
  • Product

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Advisor

Metavera
Bolt Motorbikes
Bolt Motorbikes

Positions

Advisor Bolt Motorbikes April 2015 - present
Principal, Product Management in•ve Consulting September 2013 - present
Head of Product Management JustShareIt Inc March 2012 - August 2013
Head of Product Management eVenues, Inc. 2009 - 2011
Senior Manager, eCommerce Amazon 2005 - 2009
Principal Whistle Stop Consulting 2001 - 2005
Director Product Management Alchemedia 2000 - 2001
Senior Product Manager Sun Microsystems 1997 - 2000
Global Product Manager Apple 1996 - 1997
Project Manager Apple 1994 - 1996
Hardware Engineer Apple 1991 - 1994

Education

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Fiber Optics (Minor) 1991 - present
Stanford University Business & Marketing

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Green
  • • Hardware
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Transportation

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Product management • Product strategy • Marketing Strategy • Startup Operations • Strategic Partnerships

Key Accomplishments

Unique blend of large, fast paced companies (Amazon, Apple) and several early stage (first hire at one, early hire at another) funded startups in San Francisco and Seattle.

Love working with early stage customers and engineering teams to refine, improve and even define products. Skilled in business development, negotiations and contracts.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Working with cofounders who are deeply focused on their vision, but who are experienced enough to know the path to their vision often shifts and they need to be flexible when it does.

Also, founders who know how to let go of something that isn't working! Even if what they are letting go of was "their baby" early on.

As an Advisor

I like to stay engaged as opposed to only hearing from those I'm advising at random, semi-crisis times. It's much better to talk early than to it is to talk late. Everyone is busy, don't let that be the excuse for not staying engaged.

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Dimitry Struve
We worked together  •  Storage Systems Engineer, Newisys - A Division of Sanmina Corporation. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Steve has a diverse background in hardware and software product management in huge corporations and tiny startups, so he can relate to most ... situations from personal experience and not just theory or second-hand knowledge. He's articulate and passionate about what he's doing, with just enough of a rough edge to challenge you, but not intimidate.
AJAY BAM
They're my advisor: other  •  Serial Entrepreneur (one acquisition), Innovator (few patents in mobile commerce), Educator (lecturer at U.C.Berkeley) and Product guy!
Steve has a great attitude towards helping entrepreneurs with his years of experience working for startups and big companies. He has always ... rolled his sleeve and opened his network with introductions and entrepreneurial advise around fund raising and product.
Steven Messino
They're my advisor: other  •  Sales Consultant, Topcon Positioning Systems (VG Client) and VP Sales & Marketing, Metavera Solutions Inc (VG Client).
His ability to see the world from the customer and engineers point of view.
Steven Messino
We worked together  •  Sales Consultant, Topcon Positioning Systems (VG Client) and VP Sales & Marketing, Metavera Solutions Inc (VG Client).
Steve has a way of seeing multiple steps ahead of the average startup executive. He can see where the traps are before the occur.
Nathan Jauvtis, Ph.D.
We worked together  •  President, Dr. Nathan Jauvtis Engineering and Founder and Chief Scientist, Bolt Motorbikes. Cornell grad. Cornell grad.
Sharp guy. No bullshit. Honest. Trustworthy.

Dimitry Struve
Storage Systems Engineer, Newisys - A Division of Sanmina Corporation. University of California, Berkeley grad.
I know Dimitry when he ran the engineering team for a high volume, high profile hardware product at Sun I was involved with. Dimitry and hi ... s team always delivered and this was evident early in the life of the product all they way through to the end of the product and carried on into the follow on product line. In addition to engineering Dimitry knows supply chains and manufacturing equally well.

Adwoa Boakye
We worked together  •  Founder, movementDash and Media Co-Chair, VLAB - MIT Enterprise Forum, Bay Area. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Adwoa is someone I would work with or join in a company or a cause. To be honest, this is the highest compliment I can give.