Scoop.it Announces Board of Advisors Amidst Traction Growth
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Scoop.it announces its Board of Advisors, a group of Silicon Valley talent with experience in entrepreneurship, venture capital and marketing. Meanwhile, the social media and curation publishing platform gained 5 million unique visitors last month, a 25 percent increase from the previous month.
Ro Choy, VP of business development at BitTorrent and former COO of Formspring, will join the Board of Directors. Jai Choi, founder and Managing Director at Tekton Ventures, which has funded early stage startups such as UserVoice and TasteMakerX; and Baochi Nguyen, director of social strategy at RingCentral, have also joined the Board of Advisors to guide and assist the San Francisco startup.
“We are honored to have such an incredible and dedicated group of entrepreneurial and technology-minded advisors,” said Guillaume Decugis, CEO and co-founder of Scoop.it. “This announcement is among many more including key integrations and developments in time for our one-year anniversary in November.”
About the Scoop.it Board of Advisors:
Ro Choy, a Silicon Valley veteran, is currently the VP of business development and marketing at BitTorrent. He started his career at eBay and then went on to work for RockYou, a social gaming company, where he led the company’s growth from $300,000 to $35M per year as the chief revenue officer. Prior to joining BitTorrent, Choy was the CEO of PeerPong, which raised a Series A of $2.8M from First Round Capital, DCM and Charles River Ventures, and was acquired by Formspring in May 2011. Choy graduated with an MBA from Stanford University and a Bachelor’s in Economics from Duke University.
Jai Choi’s extensive experience in Silicon Valley spans over 15 years of successfully building startups as well as raising and investing capital. Currently, he is the founder and managing director at Tekton Ventures, which has funded early stage startups including UserVoice, Chute, Tinfoil Security, Coupang, and TasteMakerX. Earlier in his career, Choi cofounded On-Air Networks, one of the first web radio application companies to deliver copyright licensed music over the Internet. On-Air was founded in 1997 and then acquired in 1999 by Loudeye, a Nokia company. Choi was also the seed investor and co-founder of PeerPong, which Choi incubated at Partech Ventures, a search and semantic analysis company. Choi graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Southern California.
Baochi Nguyen is a marketer and strategist in the tech industry with over 14 years of digital, mobile, and product marketing experience. Currently, she is the director of social strategy at RingCentral. Prior to RingCentral, Baochi worked at Boingo Wireless, first as a product marketing manager and then as a social media strategist. Earlier in her career, Nguyen developed her marketing expertise at leading technology corporations including Alcatel, Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, and OQO, Inc. She graduated with a Master’s and Bachelor’s of Arts from Stanford University.
Scoop.it lets you shine on the Web through beautiful topic pages where you can curate and share ideas that matter. Get relevant and quality content that you can spread seamlessly to your social networks. Scoop.it lets you experience the next level of social media publishing. Headquartered in San Francisco, Scoop.it is founded by serial entrepreneurs, Guillaume Decugis and Marc Rougier. Each sold their previous companies to technology behemoths, Microsoft and IBM, respectively.