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Christine is the CEO and Founding Partner of 500 Startups. Since the firm’s inception in 2010, she grew 500 Startups to over $500M committed capital, 2,300+ portfolio investments, 100+ team members, 25 accelerator batches, and a vibrant community of founders spanning more than 75 countries around the world. Christine has spent her entire professional career building and investing in Silicon Valley.

From 2003 to 2010, Christine held product marketing and operating roles at Google, focusing primarily on monetization and developer products. She was part of the original technical support team that helped launch Google AdSense, an advertising program for website publishers which now accounts for a significant part of Google’s revenue. As Google made a foray into the web analytics space and acquired Urchin Software, Christine was appointed to a new team that integrated Urchin into Google and launched Google Analytics. She also led competitive research efforts, which became a highly regarded resource for the Google Analytics executive team. Having launched two major products as part of the Online Sales and Operations organization under Sheryl Sandberg, Christine transitioned into Product Marketing and held key roles in AdSense, video monetization products, and Developer Tools like App Engine, Google Web Toolkit, Android, and Google APIs. She led a cross-functional team to produce Google I/O, Google’s flagship developer conference held annually in the Bay Area.

During her tenure at Google, Christine also drove developer and syndication marketing at YouTube post-Google acquisition. She was a key partner to the Business Development team and worked on high profile co-marketing initiatives with major consumer electronics and gaming partners like Sony, Panasonic, Vizio, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft. Christine also oversaw marketing for YouTube’s APIs and developer tools, and she collaborated with numerous developers and early-stage startups integrating YouTube into their products.

Early in her career, Christine held roles in international sales and information technology at OSIsoft and ChevronTexaco, respectively.

Christine holds a B.A. in Cognitive Science, with a concentration in Cognitive Psychology, from the University of California at Berkeley. While at Berkeley, she was accepted into the prestigious Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program for Psychology. She was also a National Merit Scholar.

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