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Scoop.it announces its Board of Advisors, a group of Silicon Valley talent with experience in entrepreneurship, venture capital and marketing. Meanwhile, the social media and curation publishing ...

Scoop.it announces its Board of Advisors, a group of Silicon Valley talent with experience in entrepreneurship, venture capital and marketing. Meanwhile, the social media and curation publishing platform gained 5 million unique visitors last month, a 25 percent increase from the previous month.

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  • CONTACT: Arabella Santiago FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel. (415) 378-2344Email: arabella@scoop.it SCOOP.IT ANNOUNCES BOARD OF ADVISORS AMIDST TRACTION GROWTH Startup attracts Silicon Valley talent and 5 million unique visitors last monthSAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 24, 2012 --Scoop.it announces its Board of Advisors, a group of Silicon Valley talentwith experience in entrepreneurship, venture capital and marketing. Meanwhile, the social media andcuration publishing platform gained 5 million unique visitors last month, a 25 percent increase from theprevious month.Ro Choy, VP of business development at BitTorrent and former COO of Formspring, will join the Board ofDirectors. Jai Choi, founder at Tekton Ventures, which has funded early stage startups such asUserVoiceand TasteMakerX; and Baochi Nguyen, director of social strategy at RingCentral, havejoined theBoard of Advisors to guide and assist the San Francisco startup."We are honored to have such a dedicated group of entrepreneurial and technology-minded advisors,"said Guillaume Decugis, CEO and co-founder of Scoop.it. "This announcement is among many moreincluding key integrations and developments in time for our one-year anniversary in November."About the Scoop.it Board of Advisors:Ro Choy, a Silicon Valley veteran, is currently the VP of business development and marketing atBitTorrent. He started his career at eBay and then went on to work for RockYou, a social gamingcompany, where he led the companys growth from $300,000 to $35M per year as the chief revenueofficer. Prior to joining BitTorrent, Choy was the CEO of PeerPong, which raised a Series A of $2.8M fromFirst Round Capital, DCM and Charles River Ventures, and was acquired by Formspring in May 2011.Choy graduated with an MBA from Stanford University and a Bachelors in Economics from DukeUniversity.Jai Chois extensive experience in Silicon Valley spans over 15 years of successfully building startups aswell as raising and investing capital. Currently, he is the founder and managing director at TektonVentures, which has funded early stage startups including UserVoice, Chute, Tinfoil Security, Coupang,and TasteMakerX. Earlier in his career, Choi cofounded On-Air Networks, one of the first web radioapplication companies to deliver copyright licensed music over the Internet. On-Air was founded in 1997and then acquired in 1999 by Loudeye, a Nokia company. Choi was also the seed investor and co-founderof PeerPong, which Choi incubated at Partech Ventures, a search and semantic analysis company. Choigraduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Southern California.Baochi Nguyen is a marketer and strategist in the tech industry with over 14 years of digital, mobile, andproduct marketing experience. Currently, she is the director of social strategy at RingCentral. Prior toRingCentral, Baochi worked at Boingo Wireless, first as a product marketing manager and then as a socialmedia strategist. Earlier in her career, Nguyen developed her marketing expertise at leading technology
  • corporations including Alcatel, Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories, and OQO, Inc. She graduatedwith a Masters and Bachelors of Arts from Stanford University.Scoop.it lets you shine on the Web through beautiful topic pages where you can curate and share ideasthat matter. Get relevant and quality content that you can spread seamlessly to your social networks.Scoop.it lets you experience the next level of social media publishing. Headquartered in San Francisco,Scoop.it is founded by serial entrepreneurs, Guillaume Decugis and Marc Rougier. Each sold theirprevious companies to technology behemoths, Microsoft and IBM, respectively. ###If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an interview, please call Arabella Santiagoat (415)378-2344 or email at arabella@scoop.it.