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Entrepreneur backing Entrepreneurs (Venture Investor, Limited Partner) @
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4 Investments in 4 Companies
Born:
March 26, 1973
Gender:
Male
Location:
Portola Valley
Website:
http://www.shopkick.com
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Cyriac Roeding is a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur (co-founder, former CEO of shopkick, acquired for $250M in cash) who invests in and works with consumer-focused startups and venture capitalists that drive change in the world at scale. Focus areas: consumer network effects, mobile, human-machine interfaces and AR, robotics, software meeting biology. Limited Partner in Founders Fund, Andreesen Horowitz, KPCB, IVP, ZhenFund (China), SV Angel, SVB. Direct investor and advisor in over a dozen startups, including Karma Science (acquired by Facebook), Cardspring (acquired by Twitter), Grofers, Curbside, Zumper, Brilliant. The World Economic Forum named Roeding a Tech Pioneer 2013.

Previously, Cyriac co-founded and led shopkick, the shopping app that rewards users just for walking into retail stores, as CEO to over 20 million users and its $250M acquisition by SK Telecom/SK Planet (Fortune 100 from South Korea). Fast Company ranked it one of the world's 10 Most Innovative Companies In Retail by Fast Company, along with Apple and Starbucks.

Previously, Cyriac founded and led CBS Mobile (New York Times), the television network's (NYSE: CBS) mobile division, covering CBS Entertainment, CBS Sports, CBS News and The CW. He created the first location-based mobile ads in the U.S., and grew CBS Sports Mobile into one of the top ten highest traffic ad-supported mobile websites in the U.S.

Prior to CBS, Cyriac was the co-founder of 12snap, a European mobile marketing and entertainment company working with Coca-Cola, McDonald's, L'Oreal, adidas, Nokia, Vodafone and MTV Europe among others. Before that, he was at McKinsey & Company in the media, software and high-tech sector.

Cyriac co-authored the Harvard Business School Press book Secrets of Software Success.

Jobs (9)

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Co-Founder

Entrepreneur backing Entrepreneurs (Venture Investor, Limited Partner)

Jan 1, 2016 - Current   (9 months)

Angel Investor

May, 2012 - Current   (over 4 years)

Limited Investor

May, 2012 - Current   (over 4 years)

Angel Investor

Jun, 2011 - Current   (over 5 years)
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EIR, now investors
Oct, 2013
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Angel investor
Jun, 2010
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Investments (4)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Nov, 2015$120M / Series CPersonal Investment
Jun, 2015$25M / Series BPersonal Investment
Oct, 2013$2.3M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2012$10M / Series A (Lead)

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