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Wasim Ahmad

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  • LevelSenior
  • LocationNew York, United States
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  • ProfessionsCMO - Marketer - Head of Product Management

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About me

Serial startup chief marketing/product officer (five exits) with hands-on startup experience in SF Bay Area, Europe and New York and is currently involved with ecommerce/AI. Having raised over $50M in venture funding across multiple rounds in multiple companies, Wasim frequently helps companies with their funding pitches as well as mentoring on marketing and growth strategy, branding, strategic planning, and product marketing and management. Wasim also volunteers for a non-profit, as chair of StartOut, an organization supporting economic growth for entrepreneurs helping them connect with their peers, mentors, and investors through an access to capital platform. A former astronaut candidate, unable to go into space because he was too young, he now looks forward to visiting as a tourist. Wasim has a BSc. Physics and French from the University of Sussex. Currently, @WelcomeCommerce revolutionizing the consumer shopping experience across all retail channels. Previously @RebelMouse revolutionizing how brands use big ideas to change attitudes and inspire action, prior was at a WPP company, working with the largest brands in the world to grow audiences by understanding who they are and optimizing marketing efforts. Experience includes marketing innovations in crypto, payments, and security - will work for Bitcoin. • Tenacious start-up VP with a nineteen-year history of bringing category-defining products to market: • Incomparable ability to out-market competitors with much greater resources through a combination of: • Customer-centric with a strong "ear" for listening for key product and business requirements which fuels: • Straight-Talking leader who communicates a clear vision/strategy that an entire organization will get behind

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Skills

  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Publicity
  • Product
  • Digitial Media
  • B2B B2C
  • Ecommerce

Work history

Currently

Chairman

StartOut New York

Jun 2016
  • New York, United States
  • Full Time
  • Chair for non-profit supporting economic growth for entrepreneurs. Helping entrepreneurs and startups connect with their peers, mentors, and investors through an access to capital platform.

Currently

Advisor

Quake Capital

Jan 2016
  • New York, United States
  • Full Time
  • Advisor for companies participating in Quake Capital's accelerator including: Emoshape - Emotion synthesis for AI and Robots Strayos - Analytics and business modeling for mining and construction BBy - BBy is a revolutionary social app that connects nursing mothers and new parents to buy and sell natural mother's breast milk in a safe and secure manner

Currently

CMO

Welcome

Nov 2015
  • New York, United States
  • Full Time
  • Welcome™ – the only solution enabling retailers and brands to provide expertise, wherever it is, to consumers, wherever they are. We have proven consumers are 2-4X more likely to convert when they have access to timely expertise. Intelligence gathered from across our network and actual conversations can now also impact consumer experience across every touchpoint. Our clients include two of the top five U.S. retailers, as well as iconic brands AT&T, Dyson, Google, HP, LG, Nintendo and Samsung. Welcome™ is venture-backed by early investors in Facebook, Google, Pinterest and Uber. Start a conversation with us at trywelcome.com

Currently

Founder / Executive

Re:imagine Strategy

Oct 2011
  • New York, United States
  • Full Time
  • Consulting CMO and Chief Product officer. Helping innovative startups beat public companies in the race to acquire new customers/funding/buzz by reimagining their company/product positioning, branding, strategic planning and competitive intelligence. Applying cutting edge and innovative marketing techniques to create the DNA used to build killer presentations, keynotes, lead generation programs, communication pieces and establish the messaging platform, differentiation and competitive frameworks needed to grow sales. A three phased approach that works for 2 person startups and companies with $4B+ in annual revenues. Check out the blog at http://reimaginestrategy.com Clients include: RebelMouse, a Lerer Hippeau Ventures company - Real-time social publishing. Revolutionizing how brands/publishers can transform content into engagement. Named one of the World's top 10 innovative companies in Advertising and Social by Fast Company. Adnologies - Advertising technology/Retail ecommerce. A pan-european pioneer in advertising/retail for digital marketing. Re-positoning for new data product launch. AlphaPoint Financial Services - Fastest trading platform for Bitcoin with full transparency, compliance and ease of use for consumers and pro traders. Crafted funding pitch, positioning and differentiation for startup in Bitcoin market. Reltio – Graph-based business applications Funding pitch, positioning and differentiation Big data apps plus platform startup built with real-time graph based data management and data science. RainStor – Big Data Assisted launch of company into Big Data space incorporating TCO, infographic and communicating the vision through executive videos. Hummer Winblad portfolio company, Cenzic – Mobile Application Security Intelligence Brought in to re-brand, re-positioning and launch company into mobile security space. Successful re-launch at security industry conference resulted in immediate deal with top payment provider.

2015

Head of Marketing

RebelMouse

Oct 2013 - Oct 2015
  • New York, United States
  • Full Time
  • RebelMouse is the publishing platform for distributed content -- a new breed of technology for marketers and media companies. Unlike traditional platforms that focus solely on delivering content, RebelMouse is focused on what happens when the content meets the consumer. Our software turns big data into actionable insights, allowing content creators to ultimately convert organic visitors into loyal, lasting audiences. Founded by former Huffington Post CTO, Paul Berry, RebelMouse also draws from investors and advisors with deep experience in the world of digital publishing and marketing. Named one of the World's top 10 innovative companies in Advertising and Social by Fast Company. Used by top brands and media & entertainment companies including Time, Inc., Samsung, Macy’s, GE, United and Weight Watchers. Founded in 2012 by former Huffington Post CTO Paul Berry, RebelMouse powers more than 500,000 sites around the world and was named by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative companies in social media and advertising. For a demo, visit rebelmouse.com, read the blog at blog.rebelmouse.com and follow RebelMouse on Twitter at @rebelmouse.

Education

1989

BSc Physics and French

University of Sussex

May 1985 - Mar 1989
  • Falmer, Brighton BN1 9RH, UK