Chris Yeh is the VP Marketing for PBworks, co-founder and General Partner of Wasabi Ventures, and has been working with high-tech startups since 1995.
He is the co-author, along with Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha, of the New York Times bestseller, “The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age”.
Chris is also the co-founder of Allied Talent, the official provider of The Alliance Framework for helping organizations better recruit, engage, and retain entrepreneurial employees.
As described in “The Start-up of You”, Chris’ mission statement is “To help interesting people do interesting things.” He has been blogging since 2001, both on his personal blogs and as a guest author in outlets like TechCrunch, Mashable, and VentureBeat, and has written over 2,000 posts on topics ranging from the psychology of entrepreneurship to achieving happiness in Silicon Valley.
Previously, he was the first investor in and interim CEO of Ustream.TV, which provides an open and distributable platform for live interactive online video. He also helped start numerous other companies, including Symphoniq Corporation, TargetFirst, and Juno Online Services and FarSight Financial Services (divisions of D. E. Shaw & Co., L.P.).
Chris has advised or invested in over 100 high-tech startups. He is also the founder and Chairman of the Harvard Business School Technology Alumni Association.
Chris earned two degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was named a Baker Scholar.
* Startup entrepreneurship
* Startup incubation and acceleration
* Venture capital and angel investing
* Scaling up startups
* Talent and people management
* Executive coaching and mentorship
* Social media and content marketing
* Design thinking
* Technology transfer