Karen Cahn

2016 Speaker

KAREN CAHN is the founder and CEO of VProud Labs, a video company that created iFundWomen, a crowdfunding platform for women, VProud.tv a video social network for women, and VCommunity, a video blogging solution for brands. She is a pioneer in the digital media space, and was an early Google employee where she spent 10 years leading various monetization teams in search, display and video. Most recently, she spent three years as general manager of AOL Original Video, and was responsible for business strategy and strategic partnerships. Prior to AOL, Cahn spent 10 years at Google and YouTube, where she held various leadership roles in video, search and display advertising. Most notably, she started the branded entertainment business at YouTube, where she concentrated on the marriage of big brands and video content. Cahn is on the board of advisors of Girl Rising, an organization dedicated to girl’s education in developing countries. She is also on the Springboard media council, a highly respected group of experts across the world of digital media, content management and discovery, TV, advertising and other media verticals who invest their human capital in Springboard and their pipeline of high-growth, women-led companies. Cahn earned a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. @karencahn

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