Christine Tsai is a Partner at 500 Startups. As part of the investment team, she works closely with entrepreneurs, directs the 500 Mentor Network, and manages platform partnerships with companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Before life at 500, Christine spent over 7 years at Google and YouTube, working on developer platforms and leading Google I/O, Google’s annual developer conference. She also drove product marketing for Google AdSense and YouTube syndication/distribution and technical support for Google Analytics/Urchin. Prior to Google, Christine worked in international sales and operations at OSIsoft and ChevronTexaco. Christine holds a BA in Cognitive Science from the University of California at Berkeley.