Biography Vivian Rosenthal


Vivian was selected as Chief Founder in Residence for 30Weeks – Google’s founders program for designers, which launched in September 2014.

Vivian discusses Snaps and fan engagement with Will.I.Am. for the WSJ Watch here.

As part of the Digital Pioneer series, Vivian is featured on FWA.

Vivian is selected as one of 16 women making headlines for the impact their work is having at their companies, in their industries and on the city by Crain’s New York.

Vivian spoke on design, education and startups at the Google Form Conference Read about the conference here.

Vivian wrote and performed a poem on the future of technology and humanity for the Remix Conference.

Vivian Rosenthal is the founder of Snaps. Over 270 billion text messages are sent a day globally and messaging is fast outpacing social in terms of monthly active users. Messaging will become the new browser and keyboards and chat bots will enable conversation, content consumption and commerce in new ways. Snaps is a platform that connects brands, media companies and publishers to millennials in the this massively growing messaging space, which reaches over 2 billion monthly active users.

Vivian was named one of Creativity Magazine’s top 50 global creatives of 2010 and has spoken at numerous conferences on design, advertising and technology, including the CaT conference by Ad Age, TEDx, Ad Tech, Dmexco, Financial Times, Advertising Week, Socialize West, Foresight and Trends, IDEAS: The Innovation + Design Series, Stylus Innovation Forum. She has been a  jury member for the Andy Awards, D&AD, One Show Interactive Awards, AICP Next Awards, and the Art Directors Club. She won the Microsoft Storytelling Award for the US in the brand category and was selected as one of the five women CEOs for the L’Oreal Next Awards, honoring women in technology.

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In her spare time, Vivian writes and paints about the future. She is a certified Kundalini Yoga instructor and practices Vedic Meditation.
Vivian received a B.A. from Brown University and a Masters in Architecture from Columbia University.