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Ed Lu

Chief Financial Officer at Machine Zone, Inc.

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Internet
Current
  1. Machine Zone
Previous
  1. Dealishes, Inc.,
  2. A Bit Lucky, Inc.,
  3. Gazillion Entertainment
Education
  1. Stanford University
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Machine Zone

Machine Zone

CFO

– Present

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Background

Summary

Chief financial and operating officer (CFOO) focused on venture-backed and high-growth startups with experience in:

* Finance (equity & debt financing, financial planning & analysis, financial modeling, stock options, mergers & acquisition, due diligence)
* Accounting (fully cycle accounting, including software revenue recognition)
* Investor Relations
* Cash & Risk Management
* Business Operations
* Corporate Strategy
* Marketing Analytics
* Talent Management
* Founder Advisory
* Common Sense

Passionate about Online/Mobile Gaming, Mobile 3.0, and high-engagement business models.

Experience

CFO

Machine Zone
– Present (3 years)san francisco bay area

" F2P mobile tech platform and mobile MMO games "
* Funded by Y Combinator, Anthos Capital, Baseline Ventures, Menlo Ventures
* Game of War - Fire Age: http://www.gameofwarapp.com/
* NY Times feature: http://nyti.ms/1dFApAi

Responsible for Finance, Accounting, HR, Recruiting, Legal, IT, Facilities, and Business Operations.

Cofounder & Board Advisor

Dealishes, Inc.
(1 year 4 months)san francisco bay area

" Path + Pinterest for diners "
* Funded by high networth private investors
* https://angel.co/dealishes

CFO / VP of Operations

A Bit Lucky, Inc.
(1 year 5 months)san francisco bay area

" F2P social Facebook games and MOBA "
* Funded by Nexon, Accel, Rembrandt, Blumberg, SV Angel, Founder Collective, Felicis Ventures, Lerer Ventures, XG Ventures... and several others
* Acquired by Zynga (NASQ: ZNGA): http://bit.ly/QgIJM5

Director of Finance

Gazillion Entertainment
(2 years 3 months)San Francisco Bay Area

" F2P IP-based MMO developer and publisher "
* Funded by Oak Investment, Hearst, Temasek, etc.
* Marvel Heroes: https://www.marvelheroes.com/
* Marvel Super Hero Squad Online: https://www.heroup.com/new-visitor/

Financial Planning & Analysis Manager

Omneon Video Networks
(1 year 2 months)San Francisco Bay Area

" Video production and distribution "
* Acquired by Harmonic, Inc. (NASQ: HLIT)

Global Financial Manager

Fortemedia Inc
(3 years 5 months)San Francisco Bay Area

" Voice processing IC and technologies "
* Funded by iGlobe Partners, Intel Capital, UMC Capital, DoCoMo Capital

Financial Analyst

Alliance Fiber Optics Products, Inc.
(1 year 2 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Financial Accountant

Altera, Inc.
(1 year 9 months)San Francisco Bay Area

Languages

  1. English

  2. Mandarin

Skills

  • Start-ups
  • Mergers
  • Venture Capital
  • Product Management
  • Business Development
  • Financial Modeling
  • Product Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Forecasting
  • Analytics
  • Strategic Planning
  • Budgets
  • Financial Analysis
  • Strategic Financial...
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Lean Startup
  • Start-up Ventures
  • Managing Start-ups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Entrepreneurial...
  • daily operations
  • Venture Debt
  • Monetization
  • Venture Financing
  • Online Gaming
  • Mobile Games
  • Analysis
  • New Business Development
  • Business Planning
  • Strategy
  • Human Resources
  • Due Diligence
  • Revenue Recognition
  • Managerial Finance
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Video Games
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Finance
  • Social Games
  • Corporate Development
  • Business Intelligence
  • Recruiting
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Cross-functional Team...
  • Mobile Applications
  • Executive Management
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Education

Stanford University

Master's Degree, Management Science & Engineering

- Winner of 2005-2006 BASES E-Challenge business plan competition
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Business_Association_of_Stanford_Entrepreneurial_Students

Activities and Societies: BASES E-Challenge

University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor's Degree, Economics

- Co-founding class of AKPsi Professional Business Fraternity (1998)
- Coordinator for Inspire Youth Mentorship Program (1997 - 1999), partnered with Oakland High and Oakland Tech to match up UC Berkeley students and inner city high school teens

Activities and Societies: AKPsi Professional Business Fraternity, Inspire Youth Mentorship Program

Honors & Awards

Honors and Distinction at UC Berkeley 1999
CFO of EKHO Technologies, winner of 2005-2006 BASES E-Challenge business plan competition

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Opportunities Ed is looking for:

  • Joining a nonprofit board
  • Skills-based volunteering (pro bono consulting)

Causes Ed cares about:

  • Children
  • Education
  • Health
  • Science and Technology

Organizations Ed supports:

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