Mike Folgner has always worked at the intersection of technology and media. Prior to founding SnappyTV, he co-founded online video sharing community JumpCut, which was selected as one of Time Inc.’s coolest websites and acquired by Yahoo! in 2006. Mike then joined Yahoo as general manager of video.
At Yahoo, Mike managed the video technology business across Yahoo’s portals. He also led an advanced R&D group called Brickhouse, which included products such as Yahoo! Live, a live video streaming community and Fire Eagle, a location awareness platform. Prior to Yahoo, Mike was the director of business development at OpenTV, a leading provider of interactive television software and consumer video products. There, he helped build the company’s consumer interactive applications business. Mike has also worked in business and competitive strategy for Hewlett-Packard.
He has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and operations research from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he developed the business plan for Jumpcut.