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Stanford University Graduate School of Business, MBA 2005
Stanford University, BS 1999
Industrial Engineering

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Co-founder, CEO

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Head of New Products, Y! Brickhouse
General Manager of Video
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Mike Folgner

Mike is GM of Video at Yahoo. He came over to the company after his company, Jumpcut, was acquired. Mike has extensive experience in marketing, sales and business development in interactive video technologies. Mike was Director of Business Development at OpenTV Inc., a leading provider of interactive television software and consumer video products, where he helped build the company’s consumer interactive applications business. Mike has experience in sales and partnership development and has managed projects to build consumer facing interactive television products.

Mike also worked in business and competitive strategy for Hewlett-Packard. Mike has an undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business where he developed the business plan for Jumpcut.

Mike is the founder and CEO of SnappyTV, a platform for sharing clips from live television with friends on Facebook and Twitter. Mike’s career has been at the intersection of technology and media.

He was the General Manager of Video at Yahoo! after his first company Jumpcut was acquired by Yahoo! in 2006. Jumpcut, an online video sharing community with the first web-based video editing suite was selected as one of Time Inc.’s 50 coolest websites of 2006 and the team won a Webby for their part in the first user created SuperBowl ad for Doritos in 2007.

At Yahoo! Mike ran the video technology and business across Yahoo!’s portals. He also lead an advanced R&D group called the Brickhouse, which created FireEagle, an online location broker and Yahoo! Live, a live video sharing community. Prior to Yahoo!, Mike held various positions at OpenTV, the leading provider of software for interactive television.

Mike has an engineering degree from Stanford University and an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

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