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Arry Yu

CEO, Founder
Greater Seattle Area
Arry Yu is an entrepreneur, tech CEO, public speaker, and professional guest blogger. She is the CEO and founder of GiftStarter.com, the award winning web gifting service that helps people share the cost of any gift sold online. She's also the Entrepreneur in Residence with PSP, Inc. She got her start and currently advises world class brands including Microsoft, Google, and L’Oreal at the intersection of where business and creativity meet technology. She has over 15 years of IT strategy and implementation experience serving Fortune 500 companies working on everything from large enterprise data warehouse projects to executive strategic organizational design projects to user experience research projects. Her passion is building and creating businesses with an emphasis on corporate culture and innovation, using technology as an enabler.
Arry was also recognized as a top 40 Under 40 by the Puget Sound Business Journal. She is very active in the startup community, where GiftStarter been backed by both 9Mile Labs and 500 Startups in San Francisco, CA. She’s raised over $625,000 in investment from angel investors to date. Arry has also been featured in publications like the Huffington Post, New York Observer, and the Seattle Times. She is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. She regularly advises and mentors other entrepreneurs as well as students from the Foster Business School at the University of Washington. She also is a board member of the Cornell University Club of Western Washington, and the Korean American Coalition. When not working, Arry enjoys spending time with her 8 month old son and husband eating delicious food or traveling with them.