Founder’s Corner: Gina Bianchini of Mighty Networks on goal setting, recruiting, and staying customer focused

July 11, 2017
In the second episode of season 2 of our Founder’s Corner podcast, Omidyar Network partner Shripriya Mahesh sits down with Gina Bianchini, founder and CEO of Mighty Networks. In their wide-ranging conversation, Gina shares how she manages the business day to day, covering everything from daily assessments of big picture goals to tackling customer support tickets to better understand user needs.
 
 

Gina explains why enabling people to connect around their passions is important for today’s society. Along the way, she also discusses:

  • Her unique perspective on building a company in a competitive market
  • How she approaches recruiting from a career development standpoint
  • How she manages her time as a CEO
  • Why she starts each day by outlining intentions and goals

Gina has a storied history building social networks and communities online. Before starting Mighty Networks, Gina cofounded Ning with Marc Andreessen and pioneered social community building. Under her leadership, the platform grew to 90 million people across 300,000 active communities in entertainment, politics, and education.

Listen to the full episode here

Subscribe to Founder’s Corner on iTunes, SoundCloud, or Overcast, and learn more about Mighty Networks here. Join the conversation with Shripriya Mahesh and Gina Bianchini on Twitter, @OmidyarNetwork #ONFoundersCorner.

 

Omidyar Network’s Emerging Tech team invests in early-stage startups that aim to build great for-profit businesses that can change the world and achieve positive societal benefits at scale.

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