Shan Lyn Ma

Co-Founder at Zola, Inc.

Shan Lyn Ma

Shan Lyn Ma

Co-Founder at Zola, Inc.

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Zola, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Zola, Inc.

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Chairman of the Board, Co-Founder at MongoDB, Inc.

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Founder & Managing Partner at Thrive Capital Management LLC

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Chief Technology Officer & Founder at Zola, Inc.

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Investor at LearnUp, Inc.

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President at Zola, Inc.

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Partner at Thrive Capital Management LLC

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General Counsel Legal Department at Zola, Inc.

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Partner-Early Consumer at Lightspeed Management Co. LLC

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Vice President, Operations at Zola, Inc.

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Shan Lyn Ma
Co-Founder at Zola, Inc.
Education
MBA General Management, Entrepreneurship
Class of 2006

Stanford University, located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of California's Silicon Valley, is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities. Since its opening in 1891, Stanford has been dedicated to finding solutions to big challenges and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world.

Bcommerce with First Class Honours

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is an Australian public university. Established in 1949, it is ranked among the top 60 universities in the world according to the QS World University Rankings. It has more than 50,000 students from over 120 countries. The main UNSW campus is located on a 38 hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney. Other campuses are the College of Fine Arts in Paddington, UNSW@ADFA, the University College at the Australian Defence Force Academy in Canberra, and sub-campuses at Randwick and Coogee in Sydney, as well as research stations around NSW. UNSW is a founding member of the Group of Eight, a coalition of Australian research-intensive universities, and of the international network Universitas 21. UNSW graduates hold more chief executive positions of ASX 200 listed companies than those of any other university in Australia.

MBA

The Stanford Graduate School of Business has built an international reputation based on its innovative programs, which include: Two-year MBA Program, designed to educate business leaders One-year Stanford Sloan Master’s Program for mid-career executives PhD Program for future academics Executive Education programs for experienced managers Faculty research program Academic programs, including the two-year MBA, the 12-month Sloan Master's Program, and the PhD program, create a transformational student experience that reflects the tagline: Change lives. Change organizations. Change the world. Today the state-of-the-art Knight Management Center complex enables Stanford's innovative, globalized MBA curriculum, offering flexible classroom spaces for hands-on experiential learning small-group leadership labs, and team-based learning. It engages faculty and students across Stanford University, as well as alumni, global executives, and the broader world community.

Career History
Co-Founder
2002 - Current

Zola, Inc. operates an online wedding registry platform that allows couples and guests to share, buy and ship wedding gifts. It offers home goods such as decors, furniture, bedding, bath products, and electronics. The company was founded by Shan-Lyn Ma, Kevin P. Ryan, and Nobu Nakaguchi on December 13, 2002 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Operating Partner
Current

Primary Venture Partners invests in seed and early-stage information technology companies with a focus on enterprise SaaS and NextGen Commerce companies. Primary Venture Partners looks for companies that have some level of early revenue traction and rapidly scalable business models. They also look for companies with truly differentiated products, services or channels.

Chief Product Officer
2012 - 2013

Chloe & Isabel, Inc. sells jewelry online. It operates as an social commerce jewelry company that empowers and connects women through their own social selling experience. The firm offers products that include bracelets, charms and chains, earrings, fragrance, hair accessories, necklaces and ring. It also offers a platform that provides merchandisers a customized digital workplace to create their boutique shopping experience and earn commission from every sale. The company was founded in 2011 by Chantel Waterbury and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Zola, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Zola, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Deliverr, Inc. operates as an online marketplace. It offers walmart and eBay solutions. The company was founded by Michael Krakaris on August 11, 2017 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Paravel, Inc. provides and designs luggage and accessories for travelers. The company was founded by Indre V. Rockefeller and Andy Krantz in 2015 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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Hawthorne Lab, Inc. develops and delivers a mobile phone application that helps users to find and reconnect to their friends. The company was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Awards & Honors
2017
Crain's New York Business Magazine - 40 Under 40
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