Mightybell, Founder & CEO
Gina Bianchini is the Co-Founder of Ning, the largest social platform for interests and passions in the world. She led Ning from its inception in 2004 to its current position as an exponentially-growing top 100 global website with over 46 million members and 90 million unique visitors per month. In March 2010, Gina left Ning to join Andreessen Horowitz as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence and now is starting up a new company.
Gina has been featured on Fortune Magazine’s “40 under 40,” Huffington Post’s 10 technology “Ultimate Game Changers,” and 7x7 Magazine’s “Hot 20” list. Gina and Ning have been featured in Fast Company, Wired, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. She has also appeared on Charlie Rose, CNBC, and CNN.
Prior to founding Ning, Gina was Co-Founder and President of Harmonic Communications, an early advertising tracking, measurement, and optimization software company backed by Sequoia Capital and acquired by Dentsu. She has also held positions directly responsible for acquisitions, IPOs, and corporate development at CKS Group and Goldman Sachs & Co.
Gina graduated with honors from Stanford University and received her M.B.A. from Stanford Business School. She is an advisor to The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University; The List Project, a non-profit to resettle Iraqi allies in the U.S.; and She Writes, the largest social network for women writers globally.