Marketect, Author, and Business Advisor
San Francisco, CA
Listen to this interview to learn:
- How successful companies are built on incredibly talented, committed people
- An early insight about how the Internet would level the playing field led to forming a startup acquired by AOL
- Implications of how technology advances have lowered the barriers to entry dramatically
- Where to find entrepreneurs creating new ideas and companies in major cities
- Where on the balance sheet many companies can find underutilized and undervalued assets
- How the meshing.it database became the foundation for both the book as well as an open source resource
- Clues and tips for finding life-work balance
Lisa Gansky is, at heart, a marketect and “impact junky” with a strong interest in breaking the edges of formerly happy business models and bringing together not-so-likely characters in the form of new offerings, teams and partnerships. She is the author of The Mesh: Why the Future of Business is Sharing.
As CEO, co-founder and chairman of Ofoto, Lisa drew on her entrepreneurial spirit and experience developing global web services. Lisa and the team worked to develop Ofoto into a world-class consumer services offering which she left once Kodak Gallery reached over 45M customers in 2005. In addition to her roles at Ofoto and Eastman Kodak, she was a Co-founder and CEO of GNN, the first commercial website, acquired by AOL in 1995, where she then directed Internet Services for AOL through 1997.
Lisa has been an investor and board member of more than twenty internet and mobile services companies. Currently, she serves as an advisor and investor in New Resource Bank, Vayable, Loosecubes, TaskRabbit, RelayRides, Scoot Networks, Squidoo, Greenbiz, Pixelpipe, Mingoville, and Honest Buildings.
For more information, visit Lisa’s website.
Contact Info for Lisa Gansky
Web address: LisaGansky.com
Web address: Meshing.it
Travels From: San Francisco, CA