Esther Dyson is a long-time catalyst of start-ups in information technology in the U.S. and other markets, including Russia.
Since selling her company, EDventure Holdings, to CNET Networks in 2004, Dyson has taken on newer challenges in private aviation and space as well as in health care (as a director of 23andMe, a consumer genetics company). Her IT investments have included Flickr and del.icio.us (both sold to Yahoo!), and Medstory (sold to Microsoft), as well as Meetup Inc., Eventful.com, Boxbe and Voxiva. She sits on the boards of the latter four companies.
Esther Dyson is president and owner of EDventure Holdings; a small yet globally diversified information services company. EDventure invests in information-oriented startup ventures in central and Eastern Europe as well as in the USA. EDventure conducts industry events like the PC Forum and the High-Tech Forum. Since 1982, EDventure's newsletter, Release 1.0, help readers see underlying patterns behind industry trends, a theme echoed in her book, Release 2.0.
Edith Yeung is the creator and producer of BizTechDay - one of the largest business-technology conferences serving the small business community held annually in San Francisco. Yeung is passionate about connecting and bringing business owners together and helping them succeed.
Yeung has appeared and been quoted on CBS, CNN, Comcast and SethGodin.com. She is the organizer for two San Francisco Entrepreneur Meetups with over 2100 members. She serves on the board for San Francisco Small Business Week 2009 and for Pathways for Kids, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching entrepreneurship skills to underprivileged youths.
Yeung is also cofounder and CEO of Clue Market, a marketing and education firm. Prior, she consulted with numerous Fortune 500 companies including AT&T Wireless, Oracle, Siebel, Autodesk, Cisco Systems, Symantec, American Management Systems (AMS), Telstra Australia, Matav Hungary Telecom and Taiwan Semi-Conductor.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Yeung moved to the United Stated by herself at the age of 16. She survived the culture shock with minimum English and earned her B.S. at Purdue University in Industrial Management with a focus on Information Systems and Marketing. Yeung has led many lives: pianist, square dancer, software engineer, corporate slave, road warrior, consultant and entrepreneur. Early 2007, she left Corporate America to pursue something really meaningful to her - her entrepreneurial dream of empowering the small business community.