Arry Yu Details

Arry Yu is a 20-year industry veteran, serial founder, and strategic operator with expertise in scaling technology businesses with a consistent track record of building high performing teams.

She is the founding Chair of the Cascadia Blockchain Council covering Washington and Oregon at the moment, and Board Member with the Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA).ย  She also serves as a Managing Director of Yellow Umbrella Ventures advising and investing in technology companies.

As a first-time CEO and co-founder of GiftStarter, Arry raised $640,000 in angel funding in 2015, while also eight months pregnant. She and her team of five onboarded several partnerships like B&H Photo Video, butter London, and Providence Health.

Together, they built one of the largest databases of products and brands globally, where people could go to the destination site and find/search for any product sold online to purchase it with multiple payment methods.

An innovator, inventor, and writer, she is widely published: Forbes, CNN Money, Huffington Post, U.S. News & World Report, Puget Sound Business Journal, Geekwire, Retailing Today, and Seattle Times.ย Additionally, over the years, Arry has worked regularly with both investors and development across four continents to launch the productsย 

In addition to investing, Arry helps teams with mentoring in the areas of strategy.

In addition to investing in Tenta Browser, Arry did an analysis of their roadmap/strategy with strong recommendations to adjust focus and messaging.ย 

Current Projects

WTIA Cascadia Blockchain Council, Chair Yellow Umbrella Ventures, Managing Director STOW IT, Investor Tenta Browser, Investor Korean American Coalition - Washington, Board Member Galvanize Inc, Advisor/Mentor tZERO, Investor


Seattle, WA U.S.


Cornell University, B.A., Asian Studies, Mathematics, Music,

Previous Projects

GiftStarter, CEO | Co-Founder, 2014-2017


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