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Valla Vakili

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

VP Mobile and Consumer Electronics Products, iHeartMedia. Previously Founder and CEO, Small Demons. Georgetown grad.

VP Mobile and Consumer Electronics Products, iHeartMedia. Previously Founder and CEO, Small Demons. Georgetown grad.

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Small Demons
Small Demons

Positions

VP Mobile and Consumer Electronics Products iHeartMedia January 2014 - present
Founder and CEO Small Demons October 2009 - December 2013
Digital Product, Marketing and Monetization Consultant + Advisor 2008 - 2009
VP New Products, Media Group Yahoo November 2006 - November 2007
VP and Studio Head, Media Sales Yahoo November 2004 - October 2006
Director, Strategic Alliances Yahoo December 2000 - October 2004

Education

University of Oxford Oriental Studies 1995 - 2000
Georgetown University School of Foreign Service 1991 - 1995
Phillips Academy 1989 - 1991

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Content

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Gulé Sheikh
We worked together  •  COO, TG Healthcare Corp and Tehcnology Council Member, Ms. Tech.
Valla has served as a key advisor to our team in pushing us to validate our approach, integrate risk mitigation, and dream big while executi ... ng lean. He is direct, concise and full of passion. He has played a key role in mentoring and guiding us during our initial and growth stages.
Richard Nash
We worked together  •  Consultant, Sony DADC; CEO, Cursor. Ex-Small Demons. Advisor to start-ups in publishing, media, and edtech. Publishing Eats the World
Sees things no-one else sees. Yet. Draws on the broadest possible range of history, culture, narrative and image to build greats products an ... d companies.
Mazy Dar
They're my friends  •  CEO, OpenFin. Previously Vice President, CDS Marketing and Strategy, IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.. Cornell grad.
Valla is one of the most creative and intelligent people I know. He is extremely passionate about startups and has tremendous experience in ... the digital space. He's a natural leader, knows how to go from concept to product, knows how to cultivate talent, has raised significant amounts of money from smart investors, terrific speaker and press savvy.
Marco Ghezzi
Cofounder, Bookrepublic. Previously Managing Director, Apogeo srl.

Gulé Sheikh
They're my advisor  •  COO, TG Healthcare Corp and Tehcnology Council Member, Ms. Tech.
Gule is a focused and tenacious entrepreneur, tackling an important challenge in health services. She impresses with her clarity of mission ... and dedication to continuous iteration and improvement.