Owned and operated by
Entrepreneur in Residence
Joe Hyrkin has more than 18 years of experience in
general management, and senior sales and business development management
both domestically and internationally. He has focused his career on
creating and launching new businesses in the US and Asia, and has been
instrumental in pioneering creative revenue opportunities in the
community and social Web space.
Prior to joining Trinity as an EIR, Joe was the Senior Vice President of
Sales and Business Development at Gaia Interactive. While there, Joe
oversaw all revenue including virtual goods, advertising/sponsorship and
merchandize as well as all Business Development efforts including
strategic partnerships, content acquisition and distribution. He has
pioneered business models that have created some of the best brand and
consumer engagement on the web.
Prior to Gaia Online, Joe headed up the business side of Multimedia
Search at Yahoo!, where he also served as head of Business Development
and Sales for Flickr. Before his time at Yahoo, Joe served as Vice
President of Strategic Accounts and Asia Pacific Operations at publicly
listed company, Virage Inc, a provider of video search and publishing
services and software. While at Virage, Joe and his team pioneered some
of the first business relationships in the broadband entertainment
space, working with some of the world's leading media companies. Prior
to Virage, he headed sales for Sina.com, the top Chinese language web
portal, and before that Joe ran The Economist Group's business in China
for 4.5 years establishing the company's presence in the country and
overseeing offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Joe serves on the Board Of Viximo, Inc.