Gina Bianchini

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Gina Bianchini
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Born 1972 (age 44–45)
Residence Saratoga, Santa Clara County, California[1]
Nationality American
Alma mater Stanford University (Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, 1994)
Stanford Graduate School of Business (MBA, 2000)
Occupation Entrepreneur in residence, Andreessen Horowitz
Known for Founder 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 Mightybell.[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. 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. ^ Get in on latest social network start-up for a buck
  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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