Luke Beatty  CEO & Chairman, Brandfolder   Linkedin

Luke Beatty

CEO & Chairman, Brandfolder


Luke is the Head of Product at AOL, where he oversees the consumer experience for the media brands. Prior to this, Luke served as Vice President and General Manager at Yahoo, where he oversaw Local, Flick, Yahoo Contributor Network- an evolution of Associated Content, a media company founded by Luke in 2005. Associated Content was acquired by Yahoo in 2010 and is known as the first crowd-sourced publishing platform. Before founding Associated Content, Luke was the VP of Business Development at WAND, a leading developer of search ontology and taxonomy technologies. Luke is well recognized for his expertise in cross-screen digital media, scalable content collection and distribution strategies and media monetization. He is a former Managing Director for TechStars and is an advisor to numerous startups. Luke was selected as one of the Business Journal’s 40 under 40. He is an avid fly fisherman and lacrosse player and serves on the Board of Directors for Charity Navigator. Luke, a native Coloradoan, holds a Bachelor's degree from Connecticut College and a master’s degree from Harvard University.