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NYU REYNOLDS Expert Advisors


Founder & CEO of Tipping Point Partners
Reynolds Expert Advisor in Project Management
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Art Chang has 25 years experience with startups, including over 10 years in the New York City venture capital community. He is also the Founder of Tipping Point Partners, an alternative to traditional venture capital with a methodology that reduces execution and investment risk, optimizes growth potential, and minimizes cash expenditures.

Tipping Point focuses on entrepreneurs who have the domain expertise and relationships necessary for disruptive concepts to be embraced by leading companies in large markets. Tipping Point Partners organizes people, partnerships and capital and contributes its own team to help turn concepts into sustainable web-based businesses in as little as six months. Tipping Point has helped launch companies in food, music, online games, mobile, fashion, music, social services, auctions and recipes in the U.S. and China. Its companies include Cookstr, a chef-based online recipe search business that packages and syndicates food media online, offline and via mobile applications; Mobile Commons, a mobile information services provider that enables customers to design, manage and launch mobile marketing, information, and interactive game applications; PlaySpan, a communications and P2P trading platform for MMORPGs; and Casebook, an enterprise social network for social services caseworkers. Financial transactions have included IGA Worldwide's $12MM Series A round and PlaySpan's Series A round.

Mr. Chang's $1.5 billion in financial transaction experience includes enterprise software, grid computing, and interactive television. He was a founder or manager in nine start-ups, including music e-commerce and television. His early career in architecture ended with the architect I.M. Pei.

Mr. Chang received an MBA from New York University and a BA from Yale in Women's Studies with an Art History concentration. He lives in Brooklyn and has two fun-loving boys.