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Ken Hayes

Technology executive, investor and business builder

Greater Los Angeles Area
  1. Canyon Creek Capital,
  2. Pasadena Angels,
  3. Enkeboll Designs
  2. Nami Media Inc.,
  3. Oversee.Net
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Canyon Creek Capital

Canyon Creek Capital

Venture Partner and Co-Founder Fund II

– Present

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I help companies grow, get financed, increase revenue and build value. I specialize in Strategic Business Development, Corporate Development, Revenue Generation, Digital Marketing Strategy, and Start-up Finance. My industry expertise is in Internet Advertising, New Media, Online Content and E-learning.

I've been an entrepreneur and built and sold my companies. I've also worked at senior levels in large blue-chip companies. I'm an Advisor to early stage companies and their CEO's. Yes, I've been around the block, but I enjoy the journey and the results.

Recently I became Venture Partner and Co-Founder of an early-stage venture capital fund, Canyon Creek Ventures - II. Along with being a Member of the Pasadena Angels, currently on the Board of Directors, I work to grow the Los Angeles technology start-up scene. I source and screen deals. I mentor entrepreneurs and perform due diligence with fellow investors. Frequently I step in to provide hands-on senior management leadership for invested companies.

Earlier in my career, I earned an MBA at INSEAD France, while living 13 years in Europe after college. I love to work with international teams and projects. I can get very different people to work great together and be productive.

Became addicted to road cycling, so now I'm pretty fit. It's the new golf, trust me.


Venture Partner and Co-Founder Fund II

Canyon Creek Capital
– Present (less than a year)Greater Los Angeles Area

Board Director

Pasadena Angels
– Present (10 years)Pasadena, CA

Board Director

Enkeboll Designs
– Present (less than a year)Greater Los Angeles Area

Advisory Board Member
– Present (4 years)Orange County, California Area


Toluca Media LLC
– Present (5 years)Greater Los Angeles Area

Advisory Board Member
(4 years)San Francisco Bay Area


Nami Media Inc.
(1 year 9 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

General Manager

(1 year 3 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

Founder and Managing Director

IMS Learning A/S
(10 years 9 months)Copenhagen Area, Denmark

President and CEO

Ergosaver, Inc.
(4 years 6 months)Greater Los Angeles Area

European Program Manager

Dell Computer Corporation
(1 year 1 month)London, United Kingdom

Integration Services Manager

(2 years 11 months)Copenhagen Area, Denmark


  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. Danish

    Full professional proficiency


  • Online Advertising
  • Start-ups
  • Angel Investing
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Business Development
  • International Business...
  • E-Learning
  • Lead Generation
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Business Planning
  • Private Equity
  • Business Strategy
  • E-commerce
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Investments
  • Strategy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Corporate Finance
  • SEM
  • Venture Capital
  • Due Diligence
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Leadership
  • Corporate Development
  • Product Development
  • Social Networking
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Executive Management
  • Venture Financing
  • Management Consulting
  • B2B
  • PPC
  • SaaS
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