Alicia Lin

San Francisco

Creating synergistic relationships by connecting talent with opportunities and facilitating fortuitous relationships. I'm an intuitive business matchmaker who has a passion for working with cutting edge Startups, finding them the best talent to round out their team, and at times helping them find advisors and funding as well.


• Provide highly focused, creative custom search solutions that are extremely efficient and cost-effective for building out teams

• Full-Cycle Recruiting - Partnering closely with hiring managers, creative sourcing, screening to making offers

• Built many world-class teams for innovative startups; hiring over 450 incredible individuals with specialties in engineering, design, product management, marketing, sales, business development, developer relations, QA, operations & more

• Deeply involved in the Tech Community - regularly attend tech events, conferences, special interest groups, hack-a-thons, etc.

• Power Networker/Evangelist -- intuitive in connecting with the right people to make the right match

• Creative Sourcing, finding passive candidates and quickly matching the best talent with the right opportunities

• Deliver extremely high interview-to-offer ratio of 3 to 1

• Academic foundations in Marketing, Computer Science and Psychology

• Connected many Startups to advisors and funding including Ron Conway and other angels and VCs

Some early teams I've built include:

Leap Motion (grew it from 5 to 40 in < a year)
Dreamworks Interactive (grew it from 5 to 55+ in 9 months)
Openwave (hired 60+ in 1 year)
MobiTV (hired 50+ in 1 year)
GetJar (hired 25 in 8 months)

Helped many other startups/technology companies including: Adify, Boku, Disney Online,, Sharpcast, Skyfire, Transpera, Macromedia, etc.

  • Work
    • Startup Recruiter
  • Education
    • University of Washington
    • Seattle University