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Ming-Tai Huh

Entrepreneur • Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Love all about e-commerce, payments, and geolocation.

Love all about e-commerce, payments, and geolocation.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Marketing
I have an idea I'm commited to
Immediately

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Marketing

Involved In

Founder

SwipeOut

Advisor

Privy
Ravid

Positions

Co-founder SwipeOut October 2013 - present
Co-owner Puritan & Company November 2012 - present
Owner Genie Bottle Ventures LLC July 2010 - present
Manager Altman Vilandrie & Company January 2004 - July 2010
Marketing Intern CircleLending (now Virgin Money) May 2003 - September 2003

Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Management Science, Ocean Engineering 2003
The Latin School of Chicago 1998

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
  • • Industrial Design
Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Business Development
  • • Product Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Financial Services
  • • Hardware
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Travel
  • • Payments
  • • Commerce

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Venture capital • Business Strategy • Management consulting • Product Development • Mobile technology

Key Accomplishments

I am a business modeler with a passion for product.

As management consultant for several years, I worked on many "emerging concepts" based on early stage technologies or business models. I advised the major telecom (landline and wireless), cable companies, and satellite companies. I would have to admit that not all of my projects were embraced by all these executives. However, I am positive that my analysis and forethought was sound and sometimes ahead of the curve.

It is fair to say that I have a common consulting background. I worked at a "dot com" startup in 2003, and was subsequently laid off due to funding. I landed a job with a telecommunications boutique consulting firm through an MIT alumni connection. This firm, AV&Co, was also a "startup" as I was the 10th employee. As the firm grew, I was promoted and managed teams. After 6.5 years, I left AV&Co as the fourth most tenured employee and the ranks grew to 65 people while the firm's revenue tenfold since.

Why did I leave? The idea of a career job of being a consulting firm partner is really boring. I never signed up for that. Primarily, I wanted pursue early stage ideas - one in particular that since has failed. Now, I am still eager to do something cool, interesting, hard and be handsomely rewarded for it! My motives have not changed, but my knowledge and industry experience has dramatically grown since being in startup mode everyday.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Keeping this short. I bring real raw, big ideas to the table. I have business intuition - yes, the thing that identifies whether or not something will make money ever. I have humor and plenty of tech passion. I actually love working many hours and every night towards a real team goal. Lastly, I have a good network, and access to connections and resources in the Boston / New York area.

As an Advisor

Essentially, I like being part of the team when you need me. Give me a specific task, I'll help with that need. But remember that this is your company, not mine! When asked, I'll jump in as a hired gun to help validate your hypotheses and make connections wherever I can. I like brainstorming at a table and working with the whiteboard or pen and paper to get into the details.

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Phil Strazzulla
Former VC, self taught coder, HBS. Currently in Cambridge, willing to relocate.

Sandeep Ghael
They're my advisor  •  Senior Software Engineer, Localytics and Creator, Ravid. Stanford grad. Rice grad.
Sandeep is one of my go-to experienced, technology gurus. He's one of the best technical problem solvers I've ever met. If there is no cur ... rent solution, he will invent one for his needs. I'm continually impressed by his commitment to make software and products better. He doesn't ever settle for mediocre. He would be amazing addition to any senior product development team.

Suelin Chen
They're my school  •  CEO & Co-Founder, Cake. Previously Strategic Advisor to Life Science Companies at IMS Health Capital, Former Director of The Lab@Harvard.
Suelin sees opportunities where others do not. She can find some truly fabulous and interesting areas that could be market changers. Vision ... is in no short supply with Suelin. Secondly, getting sh*t done is another key piece to her entrepreneurial toolkit. In the end, launching a product takes real work. Suelin is really good at real work.

Jason Yau
We worked together  •  Director of Digital Marketing & Analytics, Colorescience. Princeton grad.
Jason has a great way at looking at problem (or determining the real problem) with a commitment to due diligence. He's someone that will gi ... ve a complex challenge the right amount of analysis to take the next step. I always appreciate his candor in what's worth paying attention to and what is not.