C100 releases the C100 Profiles – up first Yen Lee of UpTake

In October Techvibes was fortunate to be invited to the C100’s 48 Hours in the Valley event and while we were there we had a chance to interview a handful of C100 members. 

Today the C100 published the first of a series of interviews with Canadian technology entrepreneurs conducted by Techvibes’ Michelle Sklar. Up first was Yen Lee of UpTake.

What makes “The Valley”, “The Valley”?  Entrepreneur, and Canadian-native, Yen Lee, explains that the culture of risk, a willingness to go big and the cluster of talent is what gives the Silicon Valley its edge. Find out what Lee sees as the biggest difference between Canadian an U.S. tech cultures and hear about his journey in the Silicon Valley.

Yen Lee is a C100 Charter Member and President of UpTake – the largest independent travel research site that aggregates and semantically analyzes travel, local and lifestyle reviews and other information from across the web to make planning vacations easier. In 1996 he founded CitySearch San Francisco and has been the Executive Vice-President at several start-ups. He was most recently the General Manager of Travel at Yahoo!

Be sure to subscribe to the C100 blog or follow them on Twitter as they will be releasing more videos over the coming weeks as well as announcing a next batch of interviews for 2011.