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Steven Kydd

Steven is an entrepreneur, advisor, and executive with 20 years of experience in media, technology and international business.

In 2012, Steven and partners founded Tastemade, a global food network for digital platforms.

Prior to Tastemade, Steven was part of the founding team of Demand Media (NYSE: DMD) and Executive Vice President of Demand Studios, a platform and community which became one of the leading producers of original content on the Internet.

Previously, Steven worked as VP of Business Development & Strategy for Yahoo!. As one of the Yahoo! Media Group’s early employees in Hollywood, Steven managed content and advertising relationships with major media and tech companies. Prior to Yahoo!, Steven was a Vice President with eTour Inc, a fast growing start-up in Atlanta.

Steven also served as VP of Internet Marketing and other executive roles with 20th Century Fox International in Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Los Angeles. He began his career at a boutique market research and consulting company, Macro International, as a Project Manager in Poland and Russia.

Steven attended the University of Maine earning a degree in Business Administration. He also studied at the Ecole Superieure des Affaires in Grenoble, France. In 1992, Steven was one of 50 Americans selected for the Congress-Bundestag Exchange For Young Professionals which included studies at the Free University in Berlin, Germany and work at the Treuhandanstalt, the agency that privatized East German enterprises.

Steven recently served as an advisor to Bluefin Labs just prior to its acquisition by Twitter.com.

Steven lives in Santa Monica, California with his wife Sal, and children, Oliver & Lola.

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