Gina Bianchini is passionate about how people use social software to organize and experience their interests and passions online and in the real world.
Bianchini was an early pioneer in social software, beginning work in this area in 2004 when she and Marc Andreessen co-founded Ning (www.ning.com), the first and largest social platform for interests and passions online. She served as CEO of Ning from its inception to March of 2010, at which time Ning had 90 million monthly unique visitors, 46 million registered users, and 300,000 monthly active social networks across entertainment, politics, education, and interests. In December 2011, Glam Media, a premier brand advertising company, purchased Ning for $150M.
Today Bianchini is the CEO and founder of Mightybell a new social platform seeking to revolutionize how people create, organize and plan creative projects and communities with friends.
Bianchini also serves on the board of directors of Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which owns HGTV, The Food Network, The Travel Channel, The Cooking Channel, The DIY Network, and Great American Country.
Gina has been featured on Fortune Magazine's '40 under 40,' Huffington Post's 10 technology 'Ultimate Game Changers,' and 7x7 magazine's 'Hot 20' list. Gina and Ning have been featured in Fast Company, Wired, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. She has also appeared on Charlie Rose, CNBC, and CNN.
She graduated with honors from Stanford University and received her M.B.A from Stanford Business School. Bianchini grew up in Cupertino, California.