Chief Executive Officer
issuu is where the world's most innovative and growth-oriented content creators publish digitally.
Joe is the CEO of Issuu, the world's leading digital publishing and discovery platform connecting people to the content they love most.Joe has more than 20 years of experience in start up and growth technology leadership from early stage through to IPO. He has been the CEO, led sales, BD and Product for some of the leading and most innovative companies in Silicon Valley, backed by the likes of Benchmark, Redpoint, Trinity, Floodgate, True, Baseline, MDV, DAG, among others.Prior to Issuu he served as CEO of Wordnik/Reverb. While at Wordnik, Joe led the creation and execution of a recommendation product plan and strategy and raised over $11.5 million in 2 rounds of funding for from top tier VCs, including MDV, Floodgate, Baseline among others. He also reorganized the company, recruiting top tier back-end, front-end and NLP engineering, product, design/UI, BD, and marketing management from some of the best companies in Silicon Valley.The innovations pioneered by Wordnik led to Hyrkin being quoted and interviewed extensively in such publications as Inc., AllThingsD, AdWeek, The New York Times, Business Insider, Venture Beat, Xconomy.He has spearheaded business models that have created some of the best brand and consumer engagement on the web.Prior to Wordnik, Joe served as interim CEO of SingleFeed, a profitable leading e-commerce feed optimization service with over 400 paying e-tailers as clients. SingleFeed was funded by True Ventures, and under Joe's direction, was successfully sold to Ali Baba.In 2010, Joe completed a role as EIR with Trinity Ventures. Joe spent six months focused on next generation social commerce, community, crowdsourcing and social media.Before Trinity, Joe held roles that included: SVP of Sales and BD at Gaia Online, heading up BD for Multimedia Search and Flickr at Yahoo!, VP, Strategic Accounts and Asia Pacific at publicly listed company, Virage Inc, a provider of video search and publishing services and software.Specialties: Start Up CEO;Board and Advisory roles;Fundraising;Early stage team formation;Engineering, Product, Marketing, Sales, BD Hiring and management;