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Bertrand Schmitt

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Entrepreneur In Residence Seattle

Bertrand is Entrepreneur in Residence er at Red River West and brings 20+ years as Tech Entrepreneur, Exec, Senior Adviser to VC funds & Business Angel.

Co-Founder at App Annie, he led the business as CEO from 2010-2018, and as Chairman from 2010-2020, resulting in $100M+ ARR, 400 employees across US, Asia and Europe, as well as $150M+ raised from IDG Capital, e-Ventures, Greycroft, Sequoia, IVP, Greenspring among others. He started the business in China in 2010 before moving the HQ to San Francisco in 2014.

Prior to App Annie, he was VP Mobile at Gomez (Boston/Beijing) sold for $295M to Compuware (now Dynatrace) while in dual IPO track. Earlier he was also COO at Zandan (Paris) sold to Keynote Systems. Bertrand started his career as co-founder and CEO/CTO of the French startup Arkadia Netsystems.

Bertrand lived in SF, Beijing, Shanghai, Philadelphia, Paris and now Seattle. He holds an MBA from Wharton, and an MSc from ISEP in France.

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