Kent Lindstrom is a serial entrepreneur and Chief Operating Officer focused on Silicon Valley software firms.

He is one of Silicon Valley’s top experts in early stage enterprise development, management and growth. Kent is a four-time serial entrepreneur, who helped pioneer the field of social networking, and has raised capital from and operated companies for venture firms like Benchmark, Kleiner Perkins and Andreessen Horowitz.

Kent has served as CEO of pioneering social network Friendster, COO of a division of publicly traded Digital Garage, and recently helped build the social news aggregator Nuzzel.

Kent hosts the Silicon Valley podcast “Something Ventured“, behind the scenes interviews with Silicon Valley insiders.

Kent has an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, and holds a CFA designation.


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