Michael Yang's Biography
Michael is an entrepreneur who is passionate about developing services that help people. Michael founded mySimon.com in April of 1998, with his partner Yeogirl Yun and served as its CEO. Michael developed the original idea and vision for mySimon and grew the company from 2 employees to 60 employees in less than a year. mySimon was selected by Forbes magazine as one of the Top 20 E-Commerce sites in 2000, and became the largest price comparison shopping site on the internet with over 10 million users. Michael and the team successfully raised $30M in venture capital investment from investors such as Brentwood, Sprout, Intel Capital, Citigroup Venture Capital and Transcomos Corporation. In February of 2000, mySimon was successfully acquired by CNET for $700M.
Previously, Michael held positions at Xerox Corp., Intergraph Corporation, TeleVideo, Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Jazz Multimedia, Inc. Michael has a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley, MS degree in Computer Science from Columbia University and MBA degree from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley. He has served on the advisory board of the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) at Stanford University. Michael holds a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Michael Yang's Auto-Biography
Michael Yang has not updated their autobiography yet. The online reputation of Michael Yang can be enhanced quite easily with a simple email to jason[at]marketingshift[dot]com.
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