Kimberly Salzer

Kimberly Salzer

Kim currently heads up the unit of Provide Commerce, focusing on the vision and growth strategy. Prior to that, she spent time at Clorox, EA, Activision, Linden Lab and Citysearch.

Manhattan Beach, California, United States
Accredited investor
Member since July 02, 2010
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Investor interests
Type of investor Angel
Typical investment size Under $25,000
Categories of interest
School/Associations of interest
Credentials Accredited Investor
1994 Anderson School @ UCLA , MBA

I am a(n):

Small/startup tech executive

My favorite startups:

AirBnB, Uber, Threadflip, Waze, Zipcar

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

It can be frustrating trying to constantly stay ahead of the trends and competition. But the reward is seeing the direct impact you can have on growing an entire business with new ideas and innovation.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

Not thinking enough about the customer.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1) Focus
2) Constantly prioritize
3) Every single hire has to be the very best

Full bio

Kim Salzer is currently the General Manager of, where she heads up day-to-day operations of the broadest gift-giving website.  Prior to, Kim was General Manager of Citysearch, where she strove to help people discover the best their cities have to offer through expert, curated content.  Prior to Citysearch, Kim spent over ten years in the videogame industry, first as Director of Product Marketing at Electronic Arts, where she headed up numerous offline and online gaming initiatives for EA GAMES, EA SPORTS and Pogo.  Later, she went on to become VP of Global Brand Management at Activision Blizzard, at various times managing franchise development efforts on Guitar Hero, portfolio management for Activision’s Family game franchises (DreamWorks Animation, Transformers, Ice Age), and the successful launches of Call of Duty 2 and Call of Duty 3.  Finally, she headed up Marketing and Product at Linden Lab, the makers of the largest online virtual world, Second Life.  Prior to EA, Kim worked in various marketing roles and industries -- most notably, The Clorox Company in traditional consumer packaged goods brand management.  She holds a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA and an MBA from The Anderson School at UCLA.