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Twitter@ChrisOvitz

Degrees

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), BA 2003
History
Pepperdine University, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management, Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2010

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VP of Business Development
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Chris Ovitz

As an entrepreneur with a focus on Business Development, my experience has given me the opportunity to be at the intersection of technology, digital media and entertainment. I recently left Scopely (a fast-growing mobile gaming company) to work on my new start up (details coming soon).

Prior to Scopely, I Co-Founded Viddy, a mobile social video app that quickly grew to 45+ million users within 12 months of launch. At Viddy, I oversaw strategy, marketing, and product partnerships.


Prior to Viddy, I led business development at Ad.ly, an LA-based start-up that connects brands and advertisers with consumers via the social media channels of the most influential artists, athletes and entertainers. From 2005 to 2008, I served as Director of Business Development at Doppelganger, where I secured deals with major media and consumer product brands to populate a music and entertainment-based virtual world for teens. I have also held positions in gaming and entertainment companies, including Activision and Paramount Pictures. 

As an active member of the LA/NY/SF entrepreneur community, I am an advisor and angel investor in several exciting start-ups including Songza, Code.org, Beyond Meat, RadPad, and Quiet.ly as well as established companies such as Box, and Glam Media.

I have been named to the Vanity Fair Next Establishment list, Social Media Week’s Social 25 and have been recognized as one of LA’s up and coming entrepreneurs by Pando Daily.

I received a Bachelor of Arts in History from University of California at Los Angeles and an M.B.A. from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
RadPad 5/2013Seed$200k3

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  1. With $200K In New Funding, Photo-Centric Rental App RadPad Comes To Austin (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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