AlchemistX: Innovators Inside

E.21 - Ian Bergman: Ahead of the Curve

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October 14, 2021

Ian is a startup advisor and investor. He's recently a 14 year veteran of Microsoft, working in partner channel strategy, hardware planning and engineering, and Azure Cloud. He went on to be the Global Managing Director of Microsoft for startups. Ian co-founded the political news site Raw Story. He has an MBA from the University of Washington and a BA in politics and French from Oberlin College.

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