Artie Wu

As Chief Executive Officer of Mamapedia, Artie Wu leverages the power of crowdsourcing to connect mothers across the country. By harnessing the collective resources of Mamapedia’s members, he created an informational forum that efficiently distributes advice specifically geared toward parents and their children. Overseeing the financial and operational aspects of Mamapedia, Artie Wu ensures positive and illuminating social online experiences for his users. Since commencing operations, his company has amassed a membership of more than 3.5 million mothers. Prior to launching Mamapedia, Artie Wu served as Chairman of Vividence Corporation, a management solutions company he established in 1998. He directed corporate strategy and forged relationships with venture capitalists such as Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers and Sequoia Capital. Having procured funding and successfully developed a business base, he sold Vividence to Keynote Systems, Inc. in 2004. Another of his early forays into entrepreneurial enterprises was with Texas Pacific Group Ventures, for which he acted as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, Artie Wu collaborated with corporate partners and conducted research on new markets. An alumnus of Stanford University and Harvard University, Artie Wu earned his Master of Business Administration from the former and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the latter. During his graduate years, he participated in a number of internships with companies such as NetGravity, PointCast, and Infoseek. His experiences working with these corporations shaped his understanding of emerging Internet industries and laid the groundwork for his future business success.