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Gender:
Male
Location:
Los Altos Hills
Website:
http://erikschwartz.tumblr.com/
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In the early 90s Erik did some of the early work in interactive TV at ICTV, product managing the VOD trial with Cox. As ICTV pivoted to web content Erik headed up programming on the system.

As the first head of entertainment at Yahoo! he managed the group that launched Y!'s core entertainment products reaching millions of users including Movies, TV, Radio. He personally managed the creation of Y! Games; the first leader in causal gaming.

He likes to do hard things; he has sailed solo across the pacific ocean 3 times on a 40 foot sailboat, twice under racing conditions.

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2012 - Current   (over 4 years)
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Company
2012
2012
Head of Product
2010
2012
Founder/Researcher
Sep 1, 2006
Feb 1, 2010
CEO/Co-Founder
1999
2000
Investor/Interim CEO
1997
2000
Head of entertainment
1996
1996
Consulting Developer
1996
1996
Producer
1990
1996
Director of Content
1990
1996
Director of content
1987
1989
Founder

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