About Peter Berg

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I’m a statisician turned product and marketing guy, with a deep passion for startups, technology and great design. I love building elegant, useful products that delight users.

After nearly a decade in the startup world, I joined Visa to work on new and emerging payment technologies. These days I look after Visa’s Venture Program, making strategic investments in early stage companies, and forging strategic partnerships with venture investors and the startup ecosystem.

I like to think of my role as “intrapreneurial”, effecting change from within as we try to make payments better, easier and more secure for everyone.

Prior to Visa, I was a founding member of October Three, a consulting and technology firm, where I worked on building the first SaaS platform to automate and scale tax-optimized retirement plans and benefits programs.

Before that, I spent almost three and a half years at the consumer products company, Joby (makers of the award-winning Gorillapod), where I ran e-commerce, marketing, and a number of other things. I also took on several special projects, like helping to open our Geneva sales office, doing product management in China, and building Gorillacam, an award-winning iPhone photography app that got over 1 million downloads within 5 weeks of launch and was selected by Apple as a featured app.

Prior to Joby I was an actuary for a while at a small(ish) company, where I helped build the very first Internet-based product in the retirement/cash balance industry. This caught the eye of a great big company (JP Morgan), which bought us.

Before that, way back in the early days of the web, I helped build another cool Internet startup that not only brought me my first patent, but also survived the dot-com bust and continues to thrive today.

I have a BS in Mathematical and Computational Science and a MS in Statistics, both from Stanford University.

I’m always happy to advise startups, or just talk tech or product design. Feel free to contact me via email at peter [at] pberg.com, or via my contact page.

You can find even more of me on Twitter or LinkedIn.