Ethan Fasset has been appointed entrepreneur in residence at Trinity Ventures. He was most recently the SVP of product for GREE International, where he drove product strategy for GREE’s global mobile social gaming platform team in the NALAM markets and launched GREE’s first global gaming platform.
Ethan was most recently the SVP of Product for GREE International, where he drove product strategy for GREE’s global mobile social gaming platform team in the NALAM markets and launched GREE’s first global gaming platform. As an executive, he helped grow GREE International from 80-500 employees, overseeing the transition of OpenFeint into GREE and the acquisition of the game studio Funzio.
Ethan’s career prior to GREE has deep gaming, mobile and social media roots. Ethan was the Executive Producer for Playdom Inc’s San Francisco studio (now a part of Disney Interactive Media Group), and has served in leadership roles for Skyfire Labs and Gaia Online. Early in his career he managed some of the first social media products for Yahoo!, launching Yahoo! Video (it’s UGC service) as well its first image and audio search engines.
Ethan is named inventor/co-inventor on 6 patents in gaming, mobile and social media technologies. He holds an interdisciplinary BA degree from UC Santa Barbara. He resides in San Francisco with his wife and enjoys surfing, studying digital culture, and cooking meals with his family.
Follow Ethan on @fassetthound