|Type of investor||Angel|
|Typical investment size||$50,000 - $100k|
|Typical investments in a year||1|
|Investments made||Boxfish, Genero.tv, Traxo|
(confirmed by company)
|Categories of interest|
Allen Duan is the Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development at Viacom. In this role, he is responsible for corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions and JVs across the Viacom properties. Allen works closely with entrepreneurs, VCs, and leading technology companies that foster innovation in wireless, social media, advertising, e-commerce and related industries.
Previously, Allen served as Vice President of Digital Distribution & Strategy for MTV Networks. In this role, Allen managed the team responsible for partnerships across digital distribution including wireless carriers, online portals, video aggregators, and emerging media players for MTV Networks’ diverse brands (such as Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Nick Jr, Spike TV, TeenNick, TV Land, VH1, and others).
Prior to joining Viacom in 2008, Allen served as Senior Director of Corporate Development and M&A for Sony Corporation of America. In that role, he led cross-divisional initiatives and managed M&A deals such as the $260M acquisition of Gracenote, Inc. – global leader in media metadata services.
He began his career as a product manager at Microsoft and held a succession of business development and product planning roles across MSN, Financials Services and Mobile & Embedded Devices divisions.
Allen holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering and Economics from Harvard College.