Gina Bianchini

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Gina Bianchini
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Born1972 (age 46–47)
ResidenceSaratoga, Santa Clara County, California[1]
Alma materStanford University (Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1994)
Stanford Graduate School of Business (MBA, 2000)
OccupationEntrepreneur in residence, Andreessen Horowitz
Known forFounder of Ning
Spouse(s)John Alstrom[2]

Gina Bianchini (born 1972) is an American entrepreneur and investor. She was CEO of Ning, which she co-founded with Marc Andreessen. Since leaving Ning in March 2010, she has been an entrepreneur in residence at the Andreessen Horowitz venture firm.[3]

In September 2011, Bianchini became head of a privately funded Palo Alto start-up Mighty Networks.[4] Additionally in 2011, Bianchini became an angel investor in Levo League along with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.[5]

Prior to Ning, Bianchini was co-founder and president of Harmonic Communications which was acquired by Dentsu.[citation needed] She has also held positions at CKS Group and Goldman Sachs & Co.[6]

She graduated from Stanford University in 1994 and has also been featured on the cover of Fortune magazine.[7]


  1. ^ Sheila Sanchez (February 26, 2013). "Saratoga's Gina Bianchini Featured in AOL/PBS Documentary". Patch. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  2. ^ Patrick May (July 16, 2010). "Mercury News interview: Gina Bianchini, entrepreneur, founder of Ning". Mercury News. Retrieved February 20, 2015.
  3. ^ Kara Swisher. "Ning CEO Gina Bianchini to Step Down–Becomes an EIR at Andreessen Horowitz". Boomtown. Retrieved 2011-03-23.
  4. ^ Gina Bianchini Is Taking On Facebook Once Again With Mighty Networks
  5. ^ "Sheryl Sandberg And Gina Bianchini Invest In Levo League, A Site To Help Gen Y Women Rise Professionally". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2014-12-15.
  6. ^ "Gina Bianchini". CrunchBase. Retrieved 2011-03-23.
  7. ^ Jodi Kantor. "For Stanford Class of '94, a Gender Gap more Powerful than the Internet". New York Times. Retrieved 2014-12-23.

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