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VP GM News, Tech, Education at Yahoo!, BuzzTracker Founder at Participate Media, See All (8)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Northwestern University



Alan Warms is a Chicago-based entrepreneur and early stage investor, in addition to being an accomplished media executive.

Alan Warms founded Appolicious Inc. in May, 2009, producer of appoLearning, to help parents find great educational apps for their kids.

In addition to Appolicious, Alan currently serves on the Board of Directors of and Hydro Flask, where he is also an investor in both companies. Alan is also a seed investor and advisor in both Stocktwits and Trada. Previously, Alan has served on the Board of both Viewpoints and RealClearPolitics.

Prior to founding Appolicious, Alan worked at Yahoo! as Vice President, General Manager Yahoo! News, Tech, and Education from the sale of BuzzTracker in September, 2007 through November, 2008. While there, Warms: led the development of the first major site redesign in 3.5 years resulting in a tripling of engagement; implemented BuzzTracker into... See More

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