Vivian Rosenthal

Vivian Rosenthal


Vivian Rosenthal (@vivianrosenthal) is an award winning designer and an entrepreneur. She received a B.A. from Brown University and a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University. Vivian is the founder of Snaps, a native ad platform for messaging that connects brands to millennials. Over 80bn messages are sent through messaging apps every day.

Most recently, Vivian was brought on board by Google to be the Founder in Residence for 30 Weeks, an incubator to help designers and creative thinkers become entrepreneurs, exactly the route she had taken herself.

Crain’s New York Business selected Vivian as one of 16 women making headlines for the impact their work is having at their companies, in their industries and on the city and was featured on the June 2014 cover. The Wall Street Journal selected her Snaps as one of the top 25 startups in the US. Vivian was named one of Creativity Magazine’s top 50 Global Creatives and she has spoken at numerous conferences on the intersection of design, advertising and technology. She won the Microsoft Storytelling Award for the US in the brand category and was selected as one of the five women CEOs for the L’Oreal Next Awards, honoring women in technology and advertising. Vivian has appeared on Good Morning America with Sheryl Sandberg to help her promote women leaders and entrepreneurs and spoke on Bloomberg TV, as well as being featured in Fast Company, Wired, WSJ, AdWeek and numerous other publications. Vivian is two time TEDx speaker.

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