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Gina Vakili

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Previously Vice President, Marketing, Canaan Partners. Previously Director, Marketing, Canaan Partners. University of California, Santa Barbara

Previously Vice President, Marketing, Canaan Partners. Previously Director, Marketing, Canaan Partners. University of California, Santa Barbara

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Advisor

Tremor media, peer39, coincident,

Positions

Vice President, Marketing Canaan Partners January 2007 - December 2012
Director, Marketing Canaan Partners April 2006 - January 2007
Director, eBusiness Solutions Globalware Solutions April 2004 - March 2006
Director, Marketing Schoolpop October 2002 - June 2003
Director, Online Marketing & Merchandising Fatbrain.com February 1999 - June 2002
Marketing Manager, Dummies® and Cliffs Notes™ International Data Group (IDG) February 1997 - October 1999

Education

University of California, Santa Barbara Political Science, Psychology September 1990 - June 1994

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Dating
  • • Games
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Robotics
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Sports
  • • Video
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Photos
  • • Music
  • • Media
  • • Financial Services
  • • Events
  • • Education
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Commerce
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Movies/Film
  • • TV
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Teacher training
  • • Higher Education
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Edutainment
  • • News
  • • Content

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Deepak Kamra
We worked together  •  General Partner, Canaan Partners. Previously VP North American Sales and Product Marketing, Aspect Telecommunications.
Eric Young
We worked together  •  Partner, Canaan Partners. Previously Senior Vice President, GE Venture Capital. Kellogg grad. Cornell grad.
She is very creative and follows through on her ideas
Eric Young
We worked together  •  Partner, Canaan Partners. Previously Senior Vice President, GE Venture Capital. Kellogg grad. Cornell grad.
She is very creative and follows through on her ideas
Maha Ibrahim
We worked together  •  General Partner, Canaan Partners. Previously Vice President, Business Development, CenturyLink (Formerly Qwest).
Gina is very intelligent and driven. She excels in situations where she can be creative and think big. She is marketing genius.
James Alexander
They're my investor  •  Advisor, Investor, FastPay and Head of Non-Bank Lending Activity, Alternative Capital Associates. Stanford grad.
She is simply the greatest!
Mark Mangiola
We worked together  •  Goalie, Tubular Labs and Midfielder, Victorious.
See above
Mark Mangiola
We worked together  •  Goalie, Tubular Labs and Midfielder, Victorious.
See above
Alastair Goldfisher
They're my friends  •  Venture Capital Editor at VCJ and pehub.com, UCG. Previously Editor-in-Charge, Venture Capital Journal, Thomson Reuters.
Gina is intelligent and extremely bright. She's an analytical thinker with a talent for identifying, scrutinizing, improving and streamlinin ... g complex work processes, a must-have characteristic for anyone in the startup ecosystem. She's also a self-starter with rare combination of strategic business insight, creativity and judgment.
Bonnie Sheehan
They're my friends  •  Accounting, Mike Hudson Distributing. Previously Bookkeeper/Office Administrator, Larson Family Winery.
Gina is an independent self-starter with out-of-the-box marketing charisma. I would follow her into any business adventure without a second ... thought. Gina is creative, takes the necessary risk and has the persistence to get the job done.
Arsenio Santos
We worked together  •  CTO, The Daily Dot. Previously: Co-Founder & CTO, Circa 1605, Inc.. Columbia University grad.
Gina has a large vision and boundless energy to get things done. Her experience and intelligence help make her invaluable in whatever she's ... working on.
Evan Greene
We worked together  •  Chief Marketing Officer, The Recording Academy. Previously Executive Director, Global Promotions, Sony Pictures Entertainment. University of Col
She is driven, strategic and aggressive. She is an expert at establishing and nurturing relationships, and has an outstanding track record o ... f success.
Bryan Chao
We worked together  •  Technical Assistant to CTO @ Dianrong.com, Dianrong.com (点融网). Previously Consultant, CreativeWith Media Strategic Investment.
Great people sense and a do-er