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New York University (NYU) Stern School of Business, MBA

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Ethan Beard

Ethan Beard is an entrepreneur-in-residence at Greylock Partners.

Previously he served as Director of the Facebook Developer Network, where he oversaw worldwide developer relations and marketing for Facebook Platform and Facebook Connect. He previously served as Director of Business Development at Facebook and led the team responsible for creating and managing strategic partnerships.

Ethan joined Facebook from Google, where he served as Director of Social Media and Director of New Business Development.

Prior to Google, he spent several years as Director of Business Development for MTV Online. Earlier in his career, Ethan co-founded Big Internet Group, LLC and spent time structuring derivatives at Bank of America.

He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School of Business and an MBA from NYU Stern.

Originally from New England, Ethan now resides in San Francisco with his wife and two children.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants 11/2013Seed$1.5M7
Shadow Puppet 3/2013Seed3



Le Web ‘09 Keynote: “Connecting in the Social Web”

Added: 12/10/09


  1. Raises $1.5M Seed To Become The OpenTable For Time And Services ( [edit]
  2. Shadow Puppet Is A New Storytelling App For Sharing Narrated Slideshows Of Your Photos ( [edit]
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