Ricky Yean

Ricky Yean

Co-Founder & CEO at Crowdbooster.com

San Francisco Bay Area

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Ricky Yean's Overview


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Ricky Yean's Summary

I am Co-Founder and CEO of Crowdbooster.com. Crowdbooster is an angel-backed startup from the Y Combinator Summer 2010 batch. We are developing the best social media optimization software to help marketers get the most out of social media.

I graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Science, Technology, and Society in 2010. At Stanford, I engaged the school community on leadership and helped construct the entrepreneurship ecosystem. As the former student leader, I now serve on the Board of Advisors of BASES, one of the largest entrepreneurship student organization in the nation.

Ricky Yean's Experience

Co-Founder & CEO


Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

February 2009Present (5 years 8 months)

At Crowdbooster, we believe that social media has empowered businesses to create extensive and participative content with a human touch. However, successful examples of businesses making the most out of this are few and far between.

In order to usher in an era of truly social businesses, our goal is to develop the leading social media optimization software to help guide marketers in measuring and optimizing their social media for maximum reach, engagement, and business results.

Crowdbooster is in private beta and currently supports Twitter and Facebook. Check out the launch press here: bit.ly/crowdbooster

Ricky Yean's Skills & Expertise

  1. Social Media Marketing
  2. Team Building
  3. Organizational Development
  4. Entrepreneurship
  5. Start-ups
  6. Social Media
  7. Competitive Analysis
  8. Leadership
  9. Market Research
  10. Social Networking
  11. Strategy
  12. SEO
  13. Lead Generation
  14. Organization
  15. Web Development
  16. Marketing
  17. Venture Capital
  18. User Experience
  19. Highly Dedicated
  20. Analytics
  21. Product Marketing
  22. Strategic Partnerships
  23. Product Development
  24. Business Planning

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Ricky Yean's Education

Stanford University

Bachelors, Science, Technology, and Society (Information & Society)


Public Service Peer Mentor, Admit Weekend Head House Host, Mentor at East Palo Alto Boys and Girls Club, High School Summer Session Mentor

Activities and Societies: Alpha Kappa Psi, Business Association for Stanford Entrepreneurship Students (BASES), Stanford Venture Capital Club, Charles R. Blyth Fund, Stanford Venture Capital Club, Supporting Initiatives for the Redistribution of Unused Medicine (SIRUM)

Ricky Yean's Additional Information


startups, organizational development, social media marketing, new technology, professional networking, playing basketball, watching baseball, dancing to hip hop

Groups and Associations:

Y Combinator, Stanford University, Busines Association of Stanford Entrepreneurial Students (BASES), Alpha Kappa Psi, Stanford Venture Capital Club

Honors and Awards:

Winner of "Most Audacious" and "Most Value Created" in 2007 Stanford Entrepreneurship Week Innovation Challenge, 2nd Place Winner at BizBuzz 2007 Case Competition hosted by Zazzle, 3rd Place Winner at Fourth Annual Venture Capital Case Competition, Winner of "Best Guerilla Marketing" in 2008 Stanford Entrepreneurship Week Innovation Challenge

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