Colin Hodge“The Global Growth Expert” – Former Chief Growth Officer at M17

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Colin Hodge

“The Global Growth Expert” – Former Chief Growth Officer at M17

  • Colin Hodge, popularly known as “The Global Growth Expert,” is currently traveling the world to help exciting and motivated startups, investors, and accelerators define and achieve their growth strategies. Learn more at
  • He currently serves on the board of directors for a Silicon Valley social media company with around $200m in annual revenues. As Chief Growth Officer at M17 Entertainment, which owns the top live-streaming video app in Developed Asia, 17 Live, Colin led the company’s data-driven growth initiatives, global expansion, and marketing efforts. He launched the platform in the United States as LiveAF and served as the US CEO. Previous to M17, Colin served on Paktor’s management team and created Paktor Labs, which he grew into a profitable, high-growth, cornerstone division of the dating company within 6 months. Colin arrived at Paktor, the leading dating group in Southeast Asia, after selling DOWN (formerly Bang With Friends), the dating app he co-founded and organically grew to over 5m users before sale.
  • Colin frequently serves as a product growth expert, as well as a social app & entrepreneurship speaker, leaning on his 9 years of experience in the industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University in Computer Science. Colin has entertained crowds at SXSW, Business Insider’s STARTUP Conference, Glimpse Social Media Conference, NY Tech Meetup, and The Colbert Report.