Innovators: Mike Fridgen, CEO of

Mike Fridgen

Innovators. They come in many forms. They dream big but they aren’t just dreamers. They form raw ideas into cool products with disruptive business models. They shatter entire industries and leave established leviathans running scared with their tails between their legs. The Innovators interview series connects you with the most driven people on the planet. What makes them tick? What advice do they have for tech founders? What tools do they use to get the job done? Read on to find out.

Mike Fridgen is the President & CEO of, the shopping service that utilizes big data to help shoppers know what to buy and when to buy it. Prior to Decide, he served as Vice President of Marketing & Product Development at, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2008. At Microsoft, Mike led product management for Bing Travel and Bing Shopping. In the late 90s, he was co-founder and CEO of, a venture backed online travel start-up. Mike has a MBA from Harvard Business School and BA from University of Washington.

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Our mission and team. Decide’s mission is to use technology to fight for consumers and level the playing field. Retailers use sophisticated algorithms to change product prices intra-day. At Decide, we predict WHEN TO BUY so consumes ...

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