We created Scoop.it because we believe algorithms alone are not enough at organizing the web's content in a smart, meaningful way and that humans could do a much better job at it if we made it easier and rewarding.
Scoop.it fills the need that a growing number of people and businesses have to publish content in an efficient and impacting way. By combining a big data semantic technology that helps them quickly find relevant content with an easy-to-use social publishing platform, we help them show their expertise, develop their online visibility, enrich their blogs or web sites, save time managing their social media channels and build their communities of interests.
By sharing ideas that matter, they not only shine on the Web but also make the Web smarter for everyone.
Scoop.it launched to the public in November 2011 and attracted more than 75 million people during its first 18 months. We’re headquartered in San Francisco, Calif., with offices in Toulouse, France. Scoop.it has received seed and Series A funding from Partech Ventures, Elaia Partners, IXO Private Equity and Orkos Capital.
CEO & Co-founder
Guillaume is our CEO & co-founder. Good thing Scoop.it keeps him busy or he'd spent way too much time playing video games or skiing off-piste in Tahoe.
His previous business, Musiwave, was a pioneer of mobile music back in the early 2000's, introducing many of the first hit products in that market. He grew it into the leader of its space, powering the music platforms of major mobile operators worldwide, before it was eventually acquired by Microsoft in 2007.
After graduating from Polytechnique in France, Guillaume earned a Master's degree from Stanford University back in '95.
President & Co-founder
Marc is the President and co-founder of Goojet and Scoop.it.
A repeat entrepreneur, Marc is passionate about innovation. He was President of Meiosys, a startup in the virtualization space, acquired by IBM in 2005. Marc served as Director, Business Development at IBM, in charge of identifying growth opportunities in software areas and as Director of Programs at Thales ATM, in innovative areas such as satelite-based communication and navigation; he founded his first startup 20+ years ago.
Marc is a long time passionate travelers ; he values encounters, exchanges and off the beaten track experiences. And needs his daily dose of Bach and WeiChi.
VP of Monetization
Andrew has held a number of senior marketing and product roles at major media entities including AOL, IAC and MTV Networks, innovating new products and revenue streams.
Most recently, Andrew was in charge of engagement and website monetization for cloud collaboration company Hightail (formerly YouSendIt) and head of online and mobile marketing for Affinion, a global direct marketing company specializing in online subscription services. Andrew is passionate about social media and content curation's impact on the future of business. When he's not thinking about how to get users to convert from free to paid, Andrew can be found practicing Tae Kwon Do with his two sons or watching Game of Thrones with his wife.
Andrew is the recipient of two Webby awards for his work at MTV Networks.
Vincent graduated from the INSA Engineering school. He started to work for a software startup - Anyware Technologies - where he was involved on a lot of projects including subcontracting to Joost.
He joined Scoop.it (and Goojet) at the very beginning. Now, Doume does a lot of code and manages the development team. But most importantly, he spends a lot of time keeping the engineering team safe from Marc's and Guillaume's crazy ideas. He's always believed in the human and technical qualities of the team.
Vincent is passionate about Mobile Development and Home Automation. At loss for geek stuff? Check his topics!
Marketing & Communications Director
Formerly a producer specializing in content for the technology and startup community, Arabella began her career as a newspaper reporter for a daily publication in New Jersey. She graduated from Rutgers University with a double major in political science and English.
Arabella was recently the Executive Director at Techweek, the largest technology and startup conference in the Midwest. She is also the CEO and Co-founder of StartupLive.com, a media she created to report on Silicon Valley's startups and entrepreneurs which is actually how she met Guillaume and the Scoop.it team back in early 2012.
Content & Community Director
As the Director of Content and Community for Scoop.it, Clair Byrd is responsible for the development and management of the Scoop.it's content strategies and brand storytelling as well as the inspiration and activation of a global community of curation enthusiasts, running the gamut from corporate CEOs to non-profit leaders. In this role, she is in charge of on-going content and community architecture, evolving content life cycles, developing micro-communities, and expanding the Scoop.it user base.
Clair has a knack for creating and accelerating personal connections and figuring out what types of content makes individuals and communities tick. Clair got her start in content and community after funding some of her education by "developing" other student's homework and papers. After moving to the Bay area from the Midwest, she quickly went legit, leading community efforts at Delivering Happiness, a member of the Tony Hsieh family of brands.
Clair is passionate about creating relationships and communicating openly, honestly, and transparently. She also enjoys food science, punctuation, kumquats, and the color purple.
Product Marketing Director
After graduating from ESCEM Tours Business School, she started working on marketing on the new Yahoo! Sponsored Search platform localization in France. Then, she joined Maximiles, the European leader in online loyalty marketing, where she managed to significantly grow the membership base.
Now, she loves spending her time working with our great engineering team to build the best product ;)
Hélène's also a photo enthusiast and particularly appreciative of photo-reporters work.
Baochi Nguyen is a digital and new media marketing strategist with over 15 years in the technology industry. Currently, she is CEO of Social Canny, a marketing strategy consultancy with clients that include Dropcam, Simply Hired, Virtual Hold Technology, and Cozi. Prior to founding Social Canny, Baochi led the social marketing strategy at RingCentral and before that, Boingo Wireless. Earlier in her career, Baochi established her product marketing acumen at OQO, Genesys Telecommunications, and Alcatel. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from Stanford University.
Ro Choy, a Silicon Valley veteran, is currently the VP of business development and marketing at BitTorrent. He started his career at eBay and then went on to work for RockYou, a social gaming company, where he led the company's growth from $300,000 to $35M per year as the chief revenue officer. Prior to joining BitTorrent, Choy was the CEO of PeerPong, which raised a Series A of $2.8M from First Round Capital, DCM and Charles River Ventures, and was acquired by Formspring in May 2011. Choy graduated with an MBA from Stanford University and a Bachelor's in Economics from Duke University.
Product Marketing Director
Jai Choi's extensive experience in Silicon Valley spans over 15 years of successfully building startups as well as raising and investing capital. Currently, he is the founder and managing director at Tekton Ventures, which has funded early stage startups including UserVoice, Chute, Tinfoil Security, Coupang, and TasteMakerX. Earlier in his career, Choi cofounded OnAir Networks, one of the first web radio application companies to deliver copyright licensed music over the Internet. On-Air was founded in 1997 and then acquired in 1999 by Loudeye, a Nokia company. Choi was also the seed investor and co-founder of PeerPong, which Choi incubated at Partech Ventures, a search and semantic analysis company. Choi graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Southern California.
Find out more about the Scoop.it team.
A big part of who we are at Scoop.it is our community. We believe that they are also party of our leadership team. We focus on serving them as they help us develop a better platform and experience for all. If you're a Scoopiteer yourself, then chances are you have met our wonderful Community Manager, Ally Greer.
You may have met Ally through her community newsletter and Scoop.it Spotlight series where she features amazing stories of super Scoopiteers.
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