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Chia-Lin Simmons

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Ex-Googler, Ex-Amazon, Ex-Harman. Exec for startups & public companies. Working on family tech, wearable with machine learning.

Ex-Googler, Ex-Amazon, Ex-Harman. Exec for startups & public companies. Working on family tech, wearable with machine learning.

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Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Product
I have an idea that I'm exploring
Not currently looking for a cofounder

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Product

Involved In

Founder

RedHelicopter
LookyLoo Inc.

Advisor

Karfarm
KarFarm

Positions

Co-Founder / CEO RedHelicopter November 2014 - present
Founder / CEO LookyLoo Inc. March 2014 - present
Board of Advisors KarFarm March 2014 - present
Head of Global Partner Marketing, Google Play Google June 2014 - March 2016
VP, Marketing & Content Harman International December 2010 - March 2014
GM, VP (Aha Radio, Playphone, Audible, Time Warner / AOL, CNET); Co-Host on Digital Media (ODM Cast) Digital Media & Technology Industry June 1995 - March 2014
GM, North America; Vice President, Marketing PlayPhone March 2010 - December 2010
Sr. Director, Business Development AOL LLC / Time Warner September 2007 - January 2010
Vice President, Strategic Alliances Audible (an Amazon company) August 2005 - July 2007
Director, Marketing Acquisition & Retention Voquette (purchased by Semagix) 2000 - 2000
Director, Consumer Marketing Clip2.com 1999 - 2000
Marketing Manager / Strategic Channels Manager / Product Manager Beyond.com 1997 - 1999
Associate Producer CNET 1996 - 1997
Staff Producer Wired Digital 1996 - 1996
Associate Producer Newscorp 1995 - 1996

Education

George Mason University School of Law 2002 - 2005
Cornell University - S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management Marketing, Private Equity & Entrepreneurship 2000 - 2002
Radcliffe/Harvard Publishing Program 1995 - 1995
University of California, San Diego Communications 1991 - 1995
Claremont High School

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Classroom Teacher
  • • Electrical Engineering
  • • Mechanical Engineering
  • • UI/Design
  • • Industrial Design
  • • Engineering
Advisor With
  • • Android App Development
  • • IPhone App Development
  • • User Experience Design
Markets of Interest
  • • 3D Printing
  • • Commerce
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Fashion
  • • Hardware
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Smart Home
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Content
  • • Movies/Film
  • • News
  • • TV
  • • Connected Car; Internet of Things

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Mobile • E-Commerce • Business Development • Marketing Strategy • Product Marketing

Key Accomplishments

I have been the key executive at several startups as well as startups within big corporations. My role has been primarily in the area of marketing, e-commerce (subscription and a la carte) and business development. I have been GM of a revenue generating series D startup with over $100 million of revenue and I most recently left Google as their Head of Global Partner Marketing, helping to manage billions in revenue, driving subscriptions and revenue from music, movie/tv and gaming products.

My passion is digital media, e-commerce and IOT (Internet of Things) and my goal is to work as a founder that can bring great products that can transform people's lives (big and small).

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I'm direct and a straight shooter. My job is to help accelerate operations, marketing, growth. I can hand-hold but prefer to work with folks who are ready to move quickly.

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Tobin Trevarthen
We worked together at Harman International  •  Spatial Shift is a high end business development and idea launch company that focuses on Connected Consumer space.
She is very focused on operations and gets stuff done. She is super smart and moves fast.
Taeyang Yoon
They're my advisor: Karfarm  •  Founder/CEO, KarFarm and Writer - Los Angeles Bureau Chief, ZenKimchi.
She has the right mix of business insights and her past experience. She thinks in more of a operational capacity and honestly able to give s ... traight advice that you may not like but need.
John Pettitt
They're my advisor: Repost  •  Founder/CTO Beyond.com (IPO), CyberSource (IPO), Specialix PLC (sold), VP Eng BitTorrent, CEO Repost. Advisor EFF, Stryker, Countable.
Chia-Lin has both worked for me early in here career and been a trusted advisor to my latest startup. Her questions and input have been inva ... luable in shaping how we approached a number of key challenges.

Tobin Trevarthen
Spatial Shift is a high end business development and idea launch company that focuses on Connected Consumer space.
Toby is strategic and smart. He is able to look at an industry and see possibilities!

Jessica Alter
Founder and CEO, FounderDating. Harvard Business School grad. University of Michigan grad.
Jessica is an accomplished exec.

John Pettitt
We worked together  •  Founder/CTO Beyond.com (IPO), CyberSource (IPO), Specialix PLC (sold), VP Eng BitTorrent, CEO Repost. Advisor EFF, Stryker, Countable.
John has been a trusted mentor, manager, and advisor since I worked for him at Beyond.com a company he co-founded and took public. He has sa ... ge advice, practical experience and is a technology executive and entrepreneur that knows the business side.

Joslyn Faust
They're my school  •  Founder and Principal, Tower Lane Consulting and Communications Coach, Decker Communications. University of California, Los Angeles grad.
She is already an entrepreneur with a successful consulting company.

Vivienne Lee
Java Applications Engineer, Oracle Corporation. Massachusetts Institute of Technology grad.
Vivienne is tenacious and focused. She has strong technology chops earned from her days at Google as a test engineer.