Director and Product lead for Live Video & Periscope App @
I enjoy building great teams that go after big problems.
I have co-founded and sold 2 technology companies. SnappyTV was founded in 2010 and grew profitably to 28 people before exiting to Twitter in July of 2014. Jumpcut was founded in Oct of 2005 and sold to Yahoo! in August 2006. I've learned how to understand market
I enjoy building great teams that go after big problems.
I have co-founded and sold 2 technology companies. SnappyTV was founded in 2010 and grew profitably to 28 people before exiting to Twitter in July of 2014. Jumpcut was founded in Oct of 2005 and sold to Yahoo! in August 2006. I've learned how to understand market opportunities, create a vision and strategy to execute that vision and build teams that can flexibly pursue opportunities in competitive landscapes.
Jumpcut was a consumer online video editor and video sharing site. It was one of the first true web-apps built in flash to work entirely in the browser. We saw the same trends that Youtube saw with consumers starting to shoot photos and video on solid state memory devices (instead of tape) and predicted that they might want to share that video and collaborate to create better ones. It was a good team, good product and good outcome for everyone. I ran video at Yahoo! and learned a bunch about running a large org and working with premium content owners, leading to what we did at SnappyTV with live, cloud content production for the mobile, social audience.
SnappyTV is re-shaping how media companies and enterprises create and distribute digital video. It is also a cloud-based video editing suite (apple != far from tree) but the insight here was to enable real time content production for the mobile, social audience. It turns out that being in the cloud, fast and easy actually is better than what Apple, Adobe and others have built on the desktop and most major media companies worldwide are now using SnappyTV in some way to produce digital content. By the time we're done, most video will be made by distributed teams in the cloud and enterprises will unlock tremendous value with simple creation and sharing of their events. Now that we're in Twitter we have a lot of things to do at larger scale, the fun continues...
Group Product Manager @ Helping build Twitter's media products for Premium Publishers, including SnappyTV.
- Product Management
- Team management
We're building the next generation of media publishing and distribution. From July 2014 to Present (1 year 6 months) San Francisco Bay AreaFounder, CEO @ SnappyTV is leading the transformation of video production to a live, mobile and social world. If your corporation presses record on a camera, that video should be accessible immediately by your people to pull great moments and share them instantly and widely to a social and mobile audience. If you're not tweeting your best moments live, you're missing the best distribution opportunity you'll ever have for that video.
We're hiring great people, ping me if you are one or know one. From February 2010 to July 2014 (4 years 6 months) Head of New Products, Y! Brickhouse @ Lead Yahoo!'s Brickhouse, a place for startup-like new product development inside Yahoo! The group was responsible for identifying new technology trends and market opportunities to investigate, ideating new product ideas to solve key problems, rapid prototyping and ultimately early stage product development with the goal of transitioning these new products into Yahoo!'s core businesses. Products included the location management platform FireEagle and the live video platform, Yahoo! Live.
Also was responsible for Yahoo!'s Hack Day, our internal quarterly engineering hack event and our yearly external hack event. From July 2008 to December 2009 (1 year 6 months) General Manager of Video @ Responsible for video across the Yahoo! network. Product responsibilities included the Yahoo! video and jumpcut websites, all Yahoo! video players and the Yahoo! video platform and middleware. Oversaw the team responsible for video related revenue forecasting and delivery including in-video advertising, display advertising and sponsorship.
My team re-built the Yahoo! video website and experienced a 300% increase in video views during the first year and a similar increase in revenue. From March 2007 to December 2008 (1 year 10 months) Co-founder and CEO of Jumpcut @ Jumpcut.com was acquired in October of 2006 by Yahoo! inc.
Started the company with Ryan Cunningham in June of 2005 after writing a business plan at the Stanford GSB. We raised a seed round of convertible debt funding and launched the first fully featured in-browser video editor April of 2006. We ultimately hired 15 people and struck revenue producing content deals with Fox, Warner Bros and others prior to selling the company. Jumpcut.com was one of Time's 50 coolest websites of 2006 and the team won a Webby Award for 2007 for our part in the Doritos Crash the Superbowl Ad Campaign. From June 2005 to March 2007 (1 year 10 months) Strategy (MBA Summer) @ · Analyzed and recommended actions for HP to penetrate the Pay TV market within Europe, the US and Asia.
· Created internal white paper on gaming market and recommended actions for HP.
· Contributed to an internal analysis of partnership opportunities within the media industry. From June 2004 to August 2004 (3 months) Director of Business Development @ Director of Business Development for OpenTV's consumer facing interactive television applications business.
- Identified and executed partner relationships with broadcasters, rights holders and MSOs for interactive TV applications
- Strategy development
- Helped acquire and integrate OpenTV's acquisition of Static2358 to broaden the company's portfolio of interactive TV applications.
. From June 1999 to July 2003 (4 years 2 months)
MBA @ Stanford Graduate School of Business From 2003 to 2005 B.S., Industrial Engineering @ Stanford University From 1995 to 1999 Mike Folgner is skilled in: Sales, Product Management, Management, Strategic Partnerships, Business Development, Acquisition Integration
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