Primary Role
Director of Product Management at Groupon
Investments
3 Investments in 2 Companies
Born:
October 19, 1977
Website:
http://www.google.com/profiles/jyri.engestrom%23about

Person Details

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Jyri Engestrom is an Internet entrepreneur. He cofounded Jaiku, which grew into the leading European microblogging service and was acquired by Google in 2007.

At Google Jyri was responsible for mobile applications including Mobile Calendar and the Gmail Mobile client, and spearheaded Google's efforts in social media, starting up Google Buzz, Google Profiles, and Google Latitude.

He left Google to become an angel investor and start his own new company, Pingpin. Prior to Jaiku Jyri worked as Senior Product Manager, Internet Handhelds at Nokia.

A sociologist by training, he is noted for coining the term 'social object' to refer to photos, bookmarks, and other shareable Web content.

Experience (10)

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    Groupon

    Director of Product Management
    Jan, 2012
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    Ditto

    Founder & CEO
    Sep, 2010 - Apr, 2012
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    XIHA

    Director
    Jan 25, 2010
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    Pingpin

    Founder & CEO
    2010
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    Google

    Product Manager
    Oct, 2007 - Oct, 2009
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    Thinglink

    Early investor
    2008 - Jan, 2009
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    Jaiku

    Co-Founder & Chairman
    2006 - Jan, 2007
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    Nokia

    Senior Product Manager, Internet Handhelds
    2005 - Jan, 2006

Advisory Roles (5)

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Education (3)

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Investments (3)