About Paul Canetti
Paul Canetti is an entrepreneur, educator, and futurist. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Business at Columbia Business School in the marketing department of the MBA program, where he lectures on product management and strategy, user experience design, customer experience, and emerging technologies like the metaverse and web3. He also teaches online including his newest course, web3 for Business.
Paul offers strategic consulting and corporate training for teams at Fortune 500 companies. Previous clients include TikTok, Indeed, L’Oréal, Walmart, Unilever, Verizon, IBM, General Electric, Citigroup, and American Express.
He has founded multiple software businesses including MAZ, a video distribution and e-commerce platform used by Forbes, Bloomberg, and Condé Nast. Paul was named one of Inc.'s “30 Under 30 World’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs”, and MAZ was listed as one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America”. Paul Canetti served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of MAZ for ten years. MAZ was acquired by Providence Strategic Growth in 2021. Canetti was also the co-founder and CEO of Bounce House, an e-commerce platform for local service businesses, which was also acquired, and has built products used by millions of consumers.
Paul Canetti sits on the Strategic Advisory Board of Riverside Acceleration Capital, a global venture capital firm with over $12 billion in assets under management, and he is a limited partner in multiple early stage VC funds, an angel investor, and a startup advisor.
Paul hosts the podcast Tech News for MBAs and writes two newsletters called Product Tips and Hypothetically Great. He is also the author of an upcoming book called After the Smartphone: A Business Guide to Augmented Reality.
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