We Are Keen
We are entrepreneurs, visionaries, creatives, marketers, designers and engineers who love print and software.
We Love Print
The smell of the press room, the rhythmic sound of sheets coming out of the feeder, and the warm feeling when that tough solid finally gets consistent. We love to watch that poster magically appear line by line. We love to mail merge and to cut, score, fold, and to saddle stitch.
We Love Software
To draw up wireframes, to configure databases, and that moment when the first piece of code runs. We love to design for different browsers and to mark bugs “closed”. We love to hear the users tell us how much time we have saved them.
We know how a shop actually works because we’ve run them for years. We know the challenges that printers face every day and how time-consuming nuances can just eat up the day. We designed Keen to solve these problems and help print thrive in the digital marketing mix.
Board Of Directors
Vitaly M. Golomb, CEO / Chairman / Founder
Vitaly has more than 17 years of print, technology startup, and design experience. He previously founded Sputnik, an award-winning design and marketing firm with multiple offices and served as the CEO of a commercial printing company he led through substantial growth. He is an Advisor and Mentor at 500 Startups and several European startup accelerators and is the Executive Producer of the Europe Venture Summit conference. Vitaly is a frequent conference speaker and guest lecturer. He studied Communications at Santa Clara University and graduated from Cogswell College with a bachelors in Computer and Video Imaging.
Bennet Goldberg, Board Director
Bennet is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years as a venture-backed CEO, private equity operating partner, and professional Board Member. Bennet specializes in operations, sales, distribution, and strategic planning across a broad range of consumer and b-to-b markets. Bennet previously served on the boards of Bleacher Report, Wythe Will Distributing, and Softland International. Bennet served as President & CEO of Pacific Microsonics (acquired by Microsoft) and Cellotape, a private equity-led specialty printing company turnaround. He graduated with a bachelors in International Affairs from George Washington University, masters in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University, and MBA from Harvard Business School.
Jim Dvorkin, Board Director
Jim is a seasoned technology executive with more than 15 years of Internet product development and professional services experience. Jim was the CTO of Five9, where he managed engineering, operations, product management, and customer support teams from the company’s earliest days. Before that, Jim was a VP at Salesforce.com and CTO at Echopass. He graduated with a masters in Computer Science from Vilniaus University.
Feng Li, Board Observer
Feng is a Partner at IDG Accel and is an active investor in education, consumer services, TMT and other high-tech related fields. Feng has led investments into Credit Ease, Ripple, Coinbase, Baifendian and Wacai. Previously, Feng founded two start-ups before joining New Oriental Education & Technology Group in several management roles. He graduated with a bachelors in Chemistry from Peking University and a masters in Chemistry from University of Rochester.
David W. Van Horne, Jr, Board Observer
David is a corporate and securities partner in the San Francisco office of Goodwin Procter. David specializes in the representation of emerging growth companies throughout their lifecycles. David has been selected for inclusion in the 2009 California Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition and is a member of the State Bar of California. He graduated with a bachelors (honors) from Dartmouth College, and juris doctorate (Order of the Coif) from University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the editorial board of the Virginia Law Review..
And a special thanks to our Angels
Microventures, Chok Ooi, Dan Yue, Jesse Comly, Joel Rosenberg, Jun Li, Link Xiao, Michael Golomb, Michael Liou, Raju Indukuri, Renat Khasanshyn, Tony L. Chen, Ullas Naik, William Lee