Best know as the Founder and CEO of 4INFO, Zaw Thet is a serial entrepreneur and a veteran of the technology, mobile, and advertising industries. Founded in 2004 and under Zaw’s leadership as CEO (he recruited a new CEO in 2011 and moved to Chief Evangelist), 4INFO and its AdHaven division have become the largest independent mobile advertising platform in the US: for thousands of top tier publishers, advertisers, channel partners, and hundreds of millions of mobile users every month across every mobile channel.
Zaw is also an angel investor, a board member, and an advisor for a select group of companies in the mobile, social media/gaming, and media/advertising sectors. Zaw is quoted in the national press on a regular basis in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times; and is a featured speaker at a wide variety of conferences, recently appearing at EO Alchemy, TechCrunch Disrupt, SxSW, ad:tech, and the 4A's.
He is also dedicated to philanthropy and the nonprofit sector, Zaw is on the national board of After School All Stars, founded by Gov. Schwarzenegger, the largest nonprofit serving underprivileged 6-8th graders. He is also the Chairman and Founder of Palindrome Advisors, a nonprofit he launched in March 2011 whose mission is to change how leaders give back, which has over 100 elite business leaders that have taken Palindrome Pledge to be matched with nonprofit boards. In 2011, Zaw was selected as one of ten entrepreneurs to serve on the United Nations Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council. He is also a board advisor to the San Francisco SPCA.
Prior to 4INFO, Zaw was part of the early social networking industry at Spoke Software, the CEO and co-founder of GetInventory, and a special consultant to the San Francisco 49ers. Zaw graduated from Stanford University with degrees in Political and Computer Science, where he was a President’s Scholar. He has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was a Soros Fellow.
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