Mentor Session: Ligaya Tichy
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Ligaya is passionate about early stage startups. She joined Yelp in 2005 when the company was less than a dozen people, and during her five-year tenture, fostered communities in several US markets. She then went on to lead global community development for Airbnb during their highest growth stage.
Ligaya is currently a 500 Startups mentor, and has additionally served as mentor or advisor to consumer tech companies such as Soundcloud, Skillshare, Threadflip, and more.
Her angel investment portfolio includes companies such as True & Co., Microryza, Nomiku, Modify Industries, and Lean Machine's Javelin. She is always on the lookout for startups that can truly impact people's lives for the better.