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Twitter@nirenhiro
BirthplaceKobe, Japan
Birthdate11/20/68

Degrees

Boston University, School of Management, MBA 1992
International Business

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CEO & CO - Founder

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VP, Business Development, MD - Asia/Latam
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Niren Hiro

Niren Hiro is the CEO of CrowdStar the creators of the social games Happy Aquarium, Happy Island, Happy Pets and Zoo Paradise.

CrowdStar games are some of the largest on Facebook and have growing popularity on the Japanese social network Mixi across both the PC and advanced mobile phone platforms.

Niren has 20 years of start-up and leadership experience at high growth Internet, mobile, media, and entertainment companies, including AdMob, Yahoo!, CBS Sportsline, MTV Networks, Plus Channel, and BPL Mobile (a France Telecom joint venture).

As the former Vice President & Managing Director of Asia-Pacific and Latin America for AdMob, Niren was responsible for the company’s strategy, partnerships and traffic acquisition, and business expansion.

Prior to AdMob, Niren led the investment and operating strategy for Yahoo!’s Mobile division in Asia and the integration of Yahoo! Japan and Vodafone KK (Softbank Mobile).

Niren has more than five years of angel investment, board, and advisory experience with early stage mobile companies in the areas of social networks, UGC, VOIP, messaging, image recognition, smartphone applications, m-commerce enablement, games, entertainment and publishing.

Niren has deep entrepreneurial roots. When he was 21 he founded a highly successful processed foods company in Japan, where he was born and raised, and today he is an angel investor in several promising mobile startups on different continents.

Niren has a BS in Finance and a MBA from Boston University.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Eat Club 6/2011Seed$1.5M8

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    marketwire.com [edit]
  1. Siemer Ventures Invests in EAT Club, Inc. (siemervc.com) [edit]
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