Gina Bianchini (Founder & CEO of Mighty Networks - previously Ning)

Gina Bianchini (Founder & CEO of Mighty Networks - previously Ning)

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Gina Bianchini (born 1972) is an American entrepreneur and investor. She is the Founder & CEO of Mighty Networks.[2]

Her mission at Mighty Networks is to usher in a new era of creative business built on community. Mighty Networks serves “creators with a purpose” selling experiences, relationships, and expertise to their members via community, content, online courses, and subscription commerce–all offered in one place under the creator's brand.

Before Mighty Networks, she was CEO of Ning, which she co-founded with Marc Andreessen. Under her leadership, Ning grew to 100 million people in 300,000 active social networks across subcultures, professional networks, entertainment, politics, and education.

In addition to Mighty Networks, Gina serves as a board director of TEGNA (NYSE: TGNA),[3] a $3 billion broadcast and digital media company, and served as a board director of Scripps Networks (NASDAQ: SNI), an $12 billion public company which owns HGTV, The Food Network, and The Travel Channel that merged with Discovery Communications in 2018.

Gina has been featured on the cover of Fortune and Fast Company and in Wired[4] Vanity Fair[5] Bloomberg[6] and The New York Times. She has appeared on Charlie Rose, CNBC, and CNN.

She grew up in Cupertino, California, graduated with honors from Stanford University, started her career in the nascent High Technology Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., and received her M.B.A from Stanford Business School.[7]

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