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Ali Jamal

Founding Partner @ First Check Ventures / Growth and Product Executive / Angel Investor, Startup Advisor, International Expansion Expert

Ali Jamal is a Growth and Product Executive and Founding Partner at First Check Ventures, with over 16 years of experience in digital marketing, mobile growth, and corporate strategy. He is also an angel investor, startup advisor, and international expansion expert. Ali is passionate about

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16.7

Years of Experience

Education

stanford university, stanford university, virginia secondary

Companies

first check ventures, clip, rappi, agoda, rockyou, rockyou, rockyou, rockyou, zynga, maxim integrated products, archpoint partners, financo inc., various startups

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Experience

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    2020 - Present

    first check ventures

    Founding Partner

    https://www.firstcheckventures.com/ https://angel.co/s/first-check-ventures/zL3eU/

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    2020 - 2021

    clip

    Head of Growth and Performance Marketing

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    2019 - 2020

    rappi

    Head of Performance Marketing

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    2017 - 2019

    agoda

    Digital Marketing - Display, Mobile Growth, & China Innovation

    Leading the Display, Mobile Growth and China Innovation teams

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    2014 - 2015

    rockyou

    Principal, Product Strategy and Analytics

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    2014 - 2014

    rockyou

    Senior Manager, Product Strategy and Analytics

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    2013 - 2017

    rockyou

    Director of Product - Strategy and Insights

    Promoted from Principal, Product Strategy and Analytics to Director of Product - Strategy and Insights in May 2015 Promoted from Senior Manager, Product Strategy and Analytics to Principal, Product Strategy and Analytics in July 2014 Promoted from Senior Product Manager to Senior Manager, Product Strategy and Analytics in March 2014 Responsibilities fall into three categories: Corporate Strategy and Development Responsibilities include M&A activities, P&L analysis, Operational Planning , Long Term and Growth Strategy Product Management Responsibilities include Monetization and Revenue Optimization Initiatives, Feature Design, Economy Tuning, Growth and Viralization Analytics Responsibilities include A/B Testing, Experiment Design, User Behavior Analytics, Market Analysis, Metrics Engineer, Data Scientist

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    2013 - 2014

    rockyou

    Senior Product Manager

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    2013 - 2013

    zynga

    Product Manager

    Defined and drove product strategy and road map for multiple initiatives Initiated, designed, developed, and released features that generated over $1 million in revenue Performed in-depth data analysis on multivariate experiments and reported and presented key metrics and insight to executives, senior staff, and other games

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    2010 - 2013

    maxim integrated products

    Strategist and Data Scientist

    Data Analysis, Metrics Engineer, Corporate Strategy, Operational Strategy, Corporate and Operational Planning, Analytics

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    2010 - 2010

    archpoint partners

    Investment Banking Analyst

    Tech M&A - Software, SaaS, Digital Media • Developed pitch and targeted marketing materials, memorandums, and management discussion materials • Analyzed potential buyers,conducted extensive industry analysis, and completed comprehensive valuations • Responsible for all phases of transactions and assisted senior bankers in presentations to senior management • Executed several M&A transactions for mandates in technology, software, internet, SaaS, and digital media industries

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    2008 - 2009

    financo inc.

    Investment Banking Analyst

    M&A - Retail, E-Commerce, Consumer Products • Participated in all aspects of M&A, restructuring, and capital raising assignments • Conducted financial modeling (LBO, accretion/dilution and DCF models), comprehensive valuations (comparable company and comparable transaction analyses), and merger analyses for clients in the retail and consumer sector • SPAC Transaction (Reverse Merger) – Represented AAMAC in acquisition of Great American Group - Negotiated and analyzed terms of transaction including cash, equity and warrant distribution - Created 8-K presentation for filing with SEC that included company and industry analysis • Acquisition Mandate - Represented Fireman Capital Partners in acquisition of Hudson Jeans - Created operating and financial models to be used in valuation of acquisition - Identified potential equity and debt co-sponsors and generated written materials to be presented

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    2007 - Present

    various startups

    Angel Investor & Advisor

    I'm excited to announce I'm launching a syndicate on AngelList. Please join to get first access to my deal flow. https://angel.co/s/ali-jamal/zL3eU

Experience

81 Skills

a/b testing

Agile Methodologies

Analytics

analytics

Apache Hive

Apache Pig

Big Data

Big Data

Business Analytics

Business Development

Business Strategy

Competitive Analysis

Consulting

Corporate Development

Corporate Finance

Cross-functional Team Leadership

Data Analysis

Data Mining

Data Science

Data Scientist

Design

Digital Marketing

Due Diligence

E-commerce

Enterprise Software

Enterprise Software

Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship

finance

Financial Analysis

Financial Modeling

Go-to-market Strategy

Hadoop

Hadoop

Hedge Funds

Hive

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)

Investment Banking

Investments

Leadership

Management

Market Analysis

market analysis

Market Research

marketing

Marketing Strategy

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mobile

Mobile Applications

Mobile Devices

Monetization

Optimization

Prioritization

Private Equity

Product Development

Product Management

Product Management

product manager

Product Marketing

Product Strategy

Quantitative Analysis

Quantitative Analytics

R

Research Scientist

SaaS

Scrum

SQL

SQL

Start-ups

statistical modeling

Statistics

statistics

Strategic Analysis

Strategy

strategy

test

testing

User Acquisition

Venture Capital

Venture Capital

Vision

Education

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    2006 - 2007

    stanford university

    Masters of Science

    Statistics

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    2002 - 2006

    stanford university

    BA

    Economics

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    1989 - 2002

    virginia secondary

    High School Diploma

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Colleagues at clip

Colleagues at rappi

Andrés Mauricio Pinzón

Lead Software Engineer, Growth

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Daniel Montoya

Backend Developer

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Eder Negrete

Sr Frontend Engineer

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Edgar Ocampo

Software Engineer

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