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University of California, Santa Cruz, BS

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Owen Van Natta

Owen Van Natta is the Executive Vice President of Business at Zynga. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s revenue strategy, corporate development, international expansion, and brand. Prior to joining Zynga, Owen was consulting for the Company across a number of critical business functions. Owen is also a member of the Zynga Board of Directors.

Most recently, Van Natta served as Chief Executive Officer of MySpace where he was responsible for all aspects of the company’s strategic vision and the execution of its global business initiatives. Owen joined the MySpace team after serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Project Playlist, a music sharing website allowing users to search for music, create custom playlists, and share the content with friends. Prior to Project Playlist, Van Natta was the Chief Operating Officer at Facebook, where he focused on revenue operations, business development, and strategic partnerships.

Earlier in his career, Owen was Vice President of Worldwide Business and Corporate Development at Amazon.com, where he managed global marketing programs and strategic partnerships. He was part of the founding team of A9.com, the Amazon.com search company, and was responsible for site operations and sponsored-link advertising. Owen holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Cruz.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
ClassPass 3/2014Seed$2M10
GoCoin 3/2014Series A$1.5M2
Amitree 1/2014Venture Round$2.7M8
ResolutionTube 12/2013Seed$1.5M6
GoCoin 11/2013Seed$550k10
IfOnly 10/2013Series A$9M13
FOBO 10/2013Seed$1.6M19
IfOnly 8/2013Seed$3M7
Clinkle 6/2013Seed$25M19
AdStage 3/2013Seed$1.4M13
Wire 2013Seed$2.25M12
Summon 2012Seed7
StyleCaster 11/2011Series A$1M6
Kima Labs 8/2010Seed$770k6
Asana 4/2009Angel$1.2M13
Project Playlist 9/2007Series A$3M3

Videos

Sources

  1. With $2 Million In New Seed Funding, Classtivity Rebrands As ClassPass To Add Variety To Your Workout (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. GoCoin Closes $1.5M Series A Equity Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
  3. Amitree, The Company Behind Home Buying To-Do Service Closing Time, Raises $2.7 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. resolutiontube raises 1.5mseed funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  5. GoCoin Raises over $550K in Seed Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
  6. Silicon Valley Venture Capital Almanac source [edit]
  7. AngelList (angel.co) [edit]
  8. Luminary” Access Site IfOnly Officially Launches With $3M in Funding From Tech Luminaries (allthingsd.com) [edit]
  9. Clinkle Raises Celebrity-Filled $25M Round As It Gears Up To Eliminate The Physical Wallet (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  10. AdStage Launches Its Cross-Network Ad Creator, Raises $1.4M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  11. Wire, A Would-Be Snapchat Competitor From Ex-Amazon Engineers, Raises $1.8 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  12. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  13. StyleCaster grabs $1M from Zynga exec David Ko, Owen Van Natta and others (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  14. techcrunch.com [edit]
  15. Asana (privco.com) [edit]
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