1Bstories has nabbed ex-Google, ex-Journalist, emmy nominated actress as Co-founder and CBO/COO
I’m thrilled to announce that 1Bstories has hired its final Exec to round out the founding leadership team: Stacie Chan joins 1Bstories as Chief Business Officer after 8 years on Google’s Product Partnerships team, where she closed multiple deals across Asia and Europe for Google’s 1 billion+ user products, including Google Search, News, Assistant, and Web initiatives.
- Stacie ChanFounder & CBOTraveling the world talking to fascinating people and companies in hopes of telling their StoriesInterestscraft beer, local food, podcasts, CrossFit
Stacie has street cred in the Creator space, having been a journalist across several news publications, including the Wall Street Journal, CNET/BNET, Aol’s Patch.com, and newspapers in the Los Angeles area. Before becoming a journalist, she was an Emmy-nominated actress on the television series “Jackie Chan Adventures.”
“I’m ecstatic to join 1Bstories to continue my passion for storytelling,” Stacie explained. “Every person and every brand has an amazing story to tell, and I believe in the power of our tech to do just that.”
Stacie will be 1B’s Chief Nomadic Officer as well, willing to travel the globe for any partnership opportunity. So keep your door open, because she definitely will come knocking!
Stacie joins Vinesh Nagrani, 1Bstories’ Co-founder & Chief Content officer perhaps most famous for his starring role in Netflix’s Singapore Social. Vinesh is a filmmaker by day, and Vinny Sharp by night, making the rounds at Singapore’s buzziest spots and collaborating with Creators across the globe.
- Vinesh NagraniFounder & CCOCapitalising on mediums and apertures into the material and cognitive senses in unravelling worldly storiesInterestsMaking the comfortable - uncomfortable. And vice versa
The 1Bstories team has also nabbed the “King of Web Tech”: Ravi Hamsa. Ravi’s resume reads like a Who’s Who in global tech: he was an Engineering Manager at Uber, LinkedIn, and Yahoo. Ravi left his most recent job at Rippling, an HR software company valued at a whopping $6.5 billion, in order to join 1Bstories. Ravi brings unrivalled web expertise to the Co-founder and CTO role.
- Anuvrat Kottamasu RaoFounder & CEOBuilding teams in the way we draw constellations in the sky. Illuminating the magic amidst our blind spots.InterestsSalsa dancing and having a good laugh
My final two cents: As a founding YouTube Asia member, supporting Creators is my passion. Plus I’ve been championing the Open Web in my 8 years as the Product Partnerships Lead for Google Search in Asia-Pacific, launching Web initiatives like AMP HTML. I started my career in London as a consultant and as an investment banker in New York after Oxford, but I vow to never return to corporate life. Building for Creators is infinitely more fun! The world has so many talented Creators, and they deserve monetization and success to match their talent.