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Victoria Ransom

Nationality: New Zealand
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Company details

Co-Founder & CEO Wildfire Interactive
Co-Founder Access Trips (previous)

After co-founding Wildfire in 2008, as the company's CEO Victoria Ransom grew the company to 400 employees and has just sold it to Google for $250m.

Passionate about growing and marketing innovative companies, Victoria has been an entrepreneur since her early twenties and has developed three companies, all of which are successfully operating today.

At Wildfire Interactive, Inc., Victoria oversees the strategic development and general management of the company while also collaborating with her team across the full spectrum of business levers. Victoria led Wildfire to profitability in just one year and built a client list that includes major brands and agencies including Facebook, Pepsi, Unilever, Sony, AT&T, Ogilvy, Publicis and Fleishman Hillard. Thousands of small and medium-size businesses all use Wildfire's turnkey marketing solutions. Wildfire is a two-time winner of the fbFund; investors include Facebook, Accel Partners and the Founder's Fund. 

Prior to founding Wildfire Interactive, Inc. in the summer of 2008, Victoria was a student at Harvard Business School where she obtained an MBA. During her time at Harvard, Victoria helped to develop a distributed booking system for small and medium size travel companies and was selected to spend a summer at Highland Capital Partners as an entrepreneur-in-residence. 

Prior to business school, Victoria co-founded a global adventure travel company, Access Travel, Ltd., that operates today in 16 countries. She also spent two years as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley in New York.