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Luminaries Speaker Series - Investing in Disruptive Innovation

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Carlson School of Management

321 19th Avenue South

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Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Hany Nada will share his insights and experiences as an early investor in Alibaba and a wide range of global technology startups. As co-founder and venture partner at GGV Capital, Hany partners and invests with disruptive entrepreneurs and companies in the US and China.

Hany is co-founder GGV Capital and has worked as a long-term partner with more than 150 entrepreneurs to build companies that can succeed in today's global marketplace. Hany made his first investment in China in 2001, and has led the firm’s successful investments in Heptagon (acquired by AMS), Tudou (NASDAQ: TUDO; acquired by NASDAQ: YOKU), athenahealth (NASDAQ: ATHN), Endeca (acquired by Oracle) Glu Mobile (NASDAQ: GLUU), Kintana (acquired by Mercury Interactive), Turbine (acquired by Time Warner) and Xfire (acquired by Viacom).

As a venture partner, he serves on the boards of Draft Kings, PlayHaven, Glu Mobile, and Wild Tangent, and as a board observer for SoundCloud and Houzz, investments he led. Hany spent the first ten years of his career on Wall Street as a top-ranked research analyst at Piper Jaffray focusing on Internet software and infrastructure. Hany is a graduate of the University of Minnesota where he earneda B.S. in economics and a B.A. in political science.


The Augeo Luminaries Speaker Series showcases prominent global leaders at the forefront of disruptive innovation in a broad range of industry, nonprofit and public sector fields. Distinguished authors, executives, entrepreneurs, investors and changemakers share their experiences from leading disruptive change – and their lessons for creatively driving innovation in any organization. Jointly developed by Augeo and the Carlson School, these events are designed to inspire and engage insightful debate among students, faculty and alumni of the University of Minnesota.

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