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Kelly Perdew

Board Member and Investor

VC, Entrepreneur, Military Veteran, Winner of Season 2 - The Apprentice, and father of twins!

Los Angeles, California

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Board Member and Investor

Greater Los Angeles Area

TrueCar, Inc.

Investor in ZAG now TrueCar

June 2006 to June 2006

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP


1993 to 1995

Kelly Perdew's Education

Wyoming High School Hoops!

University of California, Los Angeles - School of Law

JD and MBA, Law and Business Graduate Degrees

1992 to 1996

UCLA Anderson School of Management

MBA and JD Degrees, Entrepreneurship

1992 to 1996

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Board Member and Investor @ Catalog Greater Los Angeles AreaInvestor in ZAG now TrueCar @ TrueCar, Inc. From June 2006 to June 2006 (1 month) Intern @ Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP From 1993 to 1995 (2 years) Chairman, Digital Council @ Electronic Retailing Association From September 2013 to August 2015 (2 years) Washington D.C. Metro AreaAdvisor @ LinkedIn From December 2004 to December 2005 (1 year 1 month) Board Member and Investor @ RED6 Aerospace Red6 specializes in AI driven High Fidelity Augmented Reality in highly dynamic environments. Greater Los Angeles AreaInvestor @ Shep Shep's mission is to make traveling and managing business travel more enriching by lessening the work, burden and constraints for both the traveler, taking to the skies; and the manager, tracking traveler’s spending, saving, compliance and ROI. Austin, Texas AreaInvestor @ Fair is an automotive FinTech company that’s revolutionizing the way we finance and shop for cars by offering unprecedented freedom, flexibility and a fully digital experience. With Fair, you can shop all the cars that fit your budget, choose your monthly payment, and sign for your car all on your phone. No negotiation and no paperwork means you can get out of the dealership fast. And with no fixed terms, you can return your car any time you like. Greater Los Angeles AreaInvestor @ Slack Slack is a team communication application providing services such as real-time messaging, archiving, and search for modern teams. San Francisco Bay AreaInvestor @ is the digital destination for faith. The website and mobile application allows you to connect with faith leaders and join faith communities. With you can share prayers, support others, and receive daily inspirational content.'s mission is to empower people to live with purpose and connect with Faith. Greater Los Angeles AreaBoard Member and Investor @ Synergy Fuels Development and innovation of profitable advanced energy technologies. Including technologies reducing energy demand, as well as low-emissions / low-energy production of hydrogen, petroleum, diesel fuel, clean water, long-term power, and independent energy sites. Current products are patented, post-revenue, zero-emissions, zero-landfill, scalable solutions to address global energy needs. Greater Los Angeles AreaInvestor @ Domuso Domuso is a consumer finance company offering a unique blend of point-of-sale financing plus modern payment capabilities to renters living at multifamily apartments. Our solution enables renters to finance their move-in payment upon signing a new lease; spreading out this large expense over more affordable monthly installments. Domuso’s unique approach promises to streamline a cumbersome rental process; we help property managers save time and convert qualified prospects quickly. Greater Los Angeles AreaInvestor @ HONK Technologies HONK is the on-demand mobile app for tow, tire change, jump start, fuel and lock out services nationwide, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. HONK’s faster ETAs and “Guaranteed Never to Exceed” prices, which start at just $49 without membership fees or limitations, offer motorists an alternative to outdated membership-based motor clubs. Learn more about HONK or download it free at Greater Los Angeles AreaInvestor in Fitmob (acquired by ClassPass) @ ClassPass Access to the best fitness in your city has never been easier thanks to fitmob. fitmob is redefining the way you workout by offering unlimited access to top-rated studios classes, gyms and fitmob-exclusive workouts rooted in fun, results and community. San Francisco Bay AreaCo-Founder @ TargetClose TargetClose enables marketers to get the right user flow in front of the right customer to optimize for higher conversion, higher average order value, or a larger lifetime value. TargetClose is an optimization platform that leverages machine learning and marketers’ insights to automate testing without client IT resources. Greater Los Angeles AreaInvestor @ HiQ Labs Our team of HR People Analysts and Data Scientists have developed a "predictive modeling" algorithm that leverages social media data to create an accurate profile for each member of your team, giving you useful insights to help retain the best and brightest. Mountain View, CAAdvisor & Investor @ en*theos en + theos. Two little Greek words. Put ‘em together and you’ve got enthusiasm or ‘God within,’ the secret sauce to an authentically awesome life. We help people optimize their lives so we can change the world together. We do that by striving to create the world’s best content + tools + other cool stuff on Optimal Living. Greater Los Angeles AreaAdvisor & Investor @ Thrively Thrively is a website that helps kids discover their unique strengths, and find awesome activities to match those strengths. Greater Los Angeles AreaBoard Member @ Consensus Point Consensus Point is a leading social prediction market company providing solutions for market research and market intelligence. The Consensus Point prediction market platform, Huunu, enables partners to engage respondents to aggregate knowledge in a market environment to predict future events and market preferences. Greater Nashville Area, TNAdvisor & Investor @ Scopely Scopely is a next-generation mobile entertainment network. Scopely is redefining the way social games are developed, distributed and monetized. Through its developer program, Scopely works with independent gaming studios to co-develop multiplayer games that leverage its platform for technology, distribution, marketing and monetization. Scopely company has amassed an all-star team of 80+ engineers, data scientists and product managers. Greater Los Angeles AreaMentor @ Amplify itself is a startup, run by an incredible team of entrepreneurs and visionaries. We expect to benefit from the community we’re building as much as our members will. For us, making a real impact in the Los Angeles startup ecosystem is at the heart of our strategy. Greater Los Angeles AreaMentor @ MuckerLab MuckerLab is a mentorship-driven startup accelerator focused on serving Internet software, services and media entrepreneurs in Los Angeles and broader Southern California. Our partners and mentors work side-by-side with the region’s best entrepreneurs, enabling them to build, launch, and raise financing for exceptional businesses. Greater Los Angeles AreaManaging Partner @ DuMont Project The DuMont Project is a boutique consultancy with serial, experienced, digital experts who have successfully built businesses in direct-to-consumer marketing. The Company accelerates and incubates brands with high growth potential via direct-to-consumer marketing across traditional and digital channels. Marina Del ReyBoard Member & Investor @ is the first digital identity network that allows consumers to prove who they are online while controlling how their information is shared with brands. For participating organizations, acts as a trusted intermediary, capable of verifying consumer identity and group affiliations in real-time. This allows brands to ensure a consistent customer experience across offline and online channels while reducing costs associated with manual verification. Advisor @ GatherGreen Provide strategic guidance to the founder of "GroupOn for the LOHAS market." Speaker and Author @ TAKE COMMAND: 10 Leadership Principles I Learned in the Military and Put to Work for Donald Trump Intending to inspire young entrepreneurs and compel businesses to hire veterans, I highlight leadership principles I learned through my experience in the military and applied to business. I also share insights from former military leaders turned business professionals. Interviewees include: Jim Kimsey (USMA, Founding CEO of AOL), Ross Perot (USNA, Founder Perot Systems), Bill Coleman (USAFA, Founding CEO of BEA Systems), Roger Staubach (USNA, CEO Staubach Company), Pete Dawkins (USMA, Vice Chair Citigroup), and Marsha "Marty" Evans (Rear Admiral, Navy, CEO _____ILLEGAL_CHAR_SSSTART150ILLEGAL_CHAR_EEEND_____ Red Cross). Founder @ Perdew Properties, LLC Self-Storage Facilities Nationwide - Kelly and his brother Hal, formerly a member of senior management at Public Storage, the world’s largest self-storage company, have attracted a highly qualified team experienced in the self-storage industry. The team has raised $45M from a large equity partner and has secured the first two properties in to build storage facilities in West Florida this year. The team continues to look for acquisitions and new development projects in key national markets with significant growth potential. Advisor and Investor @ Zuma Ventures Zuma Ventures builds companies from ideation to launch as an independent entity. Internally, we function as a dynamic technology studio with a suite of projects and the ultimate goal of creating successful stand-alone companies. We specialize in consumer/ internet services, security/analytics, finance/e-commerce, mobile and media/entertainment. Greater Los Angeles AreaInvestor @ Roost Roost is changing the way people store their stuff. By connecting renters and hosts through our app, we cut out the need to rent expensive, inconvenient storage units while creating a unique way to make some extra cash. AirBnB for personal storage. San Francisco Bay AreaBoard Member & Investor @ Bitium ACQUIRED BY GOOGLE. Bitium enables users and providers of on-demand software to interact. 1) Identity - Manage single sign-on and control access to your apps. 2) Billing - Organize and track how you pay for apps. 3) Discovery - Find the right apps in our marketplace. From January 2012 to September 2017 (5 years 9 months) Greater Los Angeles AreaBoard Member and Investor @ (formerly 405Labs) Acquired by AMZN We are a group of like minded security and machine learning researchers based out of San Diego, CA who believe that there is a better way to stop targeted attacks against organizations. For more information visit From September 2014 to June 2016 (1 year 10 months) Greater San Diego AreaBoard Member & Investor @ RideScout (Acquired by Daimler) RideScout is a mobile application that aggregates all of the ride options available to a user; the Kayak™ of ground transportation. The RideScout platform finds nearby buses, subways, taxis, carsharing / carpooling programs and displays them on a simple interface. RideScout integrates social networks to include group trip planning and ridesharing. From September 2012 to October 2014 (2 years 2 months) Austin, Texas AreaInvestor @ Klout (Acquired by Lithium Technologies) Klout is the standard for influence. We believe that every individual who creates content has influence. Our goal is to accurately measure that influence and provide context around who a person influences and the specific topics they are most influential on. From August 2010 to March 2014 (3 years 8 months) Investor @ BetterWorks Making Work Rewarding! Killer team is about to disrupt the industry. From November 2010 to July 2012 (1 year 9 months) Mentor @ Founder Institute Assist entrepreneurs build their companies. From May 2010 to January 2012 (1 year 9 months) Advisory Board @ Parentella Advise founder on business strategy, marketing efforts, partnership opportunities, fund-raising and all elements of growing the business. From July 2010 to July 2011 (1 year 1 month) Judge @ The Tastemaker Web series airing on MSN. From September 2010 to October 2010 (2 months) Presidential Appointee @ President's Council on Service and Civic Participation In January of 2003, by Executive Order, President George W. Bush announced the formation of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. The Council was established to recognize the important contributions Americans of all ages are making within their communities through service and civic engagement. I was appointed by Executive Order on June 15th, 2006. From June 2006 to August 2009 (3 years 3 months) President @ ProElite, Inc (PELE.PK) Led my team in the creation of -- the most comprehensive mma portal on the web. Built social network to 100,000 registered users and proved out primary revenue lines including VOD, PPV, e-commerce, and lead aggregation models. and Elite Xtreme Combat ( brings to the world the most exciting entertainment experience in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) with live arena-based entertainment events, cable television programming on Showtime Networks and community-driven broadband entertainment via the Internet. EliteXC brings to the MMA sport the highest levels of honor, integrity, discipline and self-esteem all the while remaining inclusive for fighters, fans and schools. EliteXC's spectacular live events showcase the world's top fighters. provides fans, fighters and organizations with the tools they need to enjoy and grow the sport of MMA. From December 2006 to May 2008 (1 year 6 months) Founder & Board Member @ American Family Protection (AFP) AFP repackaged US Government-approved information and training about Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) that is provided to our uniformed services and US Government employees in the US and abroad into a single digital interactive CD that can be easily accessed, understood, and used by every American. The CD includes descriptions and footage of every WMD, a clip-art library for student use in reports; checklists with guidance for supplies, household security, defensive air travel and hostage defense; a detailed interactive reference library of prominent DoD detection equipment and activity; forms to record all personal data and an Emergency Action Plan and a hyperlink index to jump to key WMD sites directly from the CD. From May 2006 to January 2008 (1 year 9 months) Board Member @ Job Zone Network Job Zone Network is a suite of niche career centers. The industry and market specific sites are more than just job boards. Each niche career center hosts user generated content to keep all visitors abreast of current trends, provide timely news feeds, and present users with viable resources linked to the market's movement. The first niche career center launched is the Military Job Zone ( The Security Job Zone will launch in a few months. From April 2006 to November 2007 (1 year 8 months) Host @ GI Factory (on The Military Channel) Show the world the factories across the US where they build the vehicles, weapons and equipment for US Soldiers. I take viewers from the assembly lines to the front lines for Abrams Tanks, M-16s, Body Armor and more. Watch how they're made and learn how professional and proud the workers are that build the military equipment. From March 2006 to April 2006 (2 months) Apprentice & Executive Vice President @ The Trump Organization Season 2 Winner - Apprentice to Donald Trump. Involved in multiple real estate projects and founded new business ( with Donald Trump. From January 2005 to February 2006 (1 year 2 months) Advisory board, Former President, Former Board Member @ CoreObjects Software, Inc. Since 1997 CoreObjects has been a profitable, high-end, offshore, outsourced software product development partner for its clients. We have over 100 employees (10 in LA and 90 in our Bangalore development center). We have built the technology for many companies (including and helped many start-ups get through at least Series A with our technology expertise and a very connected (and formalized) network. Some of the VCs and Angel groups that have been investors in our portfolio of clients include Redpoint Ventures, Asset Management, US Venture Partners, Mayfield, Enterprise Ventures, Sierra Ventures, Innocal, Trinity, FBB and the Tech Coasts Angels. From March 2001 to January 2006 (4 years 11 months) Board Member - Marketing & Sponsorship Chair @ Product Development & Management Association PDMASoCal is the Southern California chapter of PDMA. PDMASoCal is the only professional organization in the region that focuses exclusively on new product development and management. Our mission is to establish and grow a vital community in Southern California for networking and the exchange of best practices and research relative to the principles of new product development and management across all industries and disciplines. From September 2003 to December 2004 (1 year 4 months) Advisory Board @ Pandora Media/Technology Convergence space - Advanced music navigation/recommendation systems - online and kiosks. From January 2000 to December 2004 (5 years) Acting President, Board Member, SVP Business Development @ eteamz As the Acting President for, Kelly helped secure Angel and VC financing, grew the value of the company through acquisitions and strategic relationships, and led the negotiations for the successful sale of the company to From October 1999 to January 2001 (1 year 4 months) Investor @ PreFix Inc. PreFix™ provides comprehensive home management services through a hosted hardware/software platform. Homeowners and property managers are effectively able to outsource maintenance of appliances, HVAC, and urgent plumbing issues to service providers using PreFix™. Austin, Texas AreaCo-Founder & Managing General Partner @ Moonshots Capital Moonshots Capital invests in exceptional entrepreneurs with world-changing ideas and was founded by two West Point graduates—Kelly Perdew and Craig Cummings. We lean in heavily when military veterans are a part of the founding team.Chapter 1 - Angel Investor since 2004.Chapter 2 - Moonshots Capital Syndicates since 2014.Chapter 3 - Moonshots Capital Fund 1 - closed on $20M October 2018. Both Kelly and Craig have operated start-up companies as founders and members of the senior management team. They’ve raised in excess of $100M in angel capital, ventured capital, and debt and participated in eight operating exits between them.Current (acquired by AMZN)Bitium (acquired by GOOG)Arx PaxCo-BrainEdbacker (Acquired by Living Tree)Moblabs (Now Wonder)Fitmob (Acquired by Class Pass)ArtCraft EntertainmentDomusoUnocerosSynergy FuelsKasitaLocal ID (Now Field Day)CrossChxPreFix Inc.ReachifyGoMetaPrayPlushCareFairProducePaySlackID.meThreatcareNew KnowledgeShep Greater Los Angeles AreaBoard Member and Investor @ eTailPet In today’s evolving retail environment, retailers must offer convenient shopping options and connect with their customers on a digital level. eTailPet’s mission is to facilitate online sales for independent pet retailers. Los Angeles Metropolitan AreaInvestor @ Wildfire Systems, Inc Wildfire Systems is the creator of Wildlink, the first platform that monetizes social messaging and peer-to-peer communications. By harnessing word-of-mouth recommendations, Wildlink’s patent-pending technology drives incremental revenue for over 20,000 online merchants, rewards users for sharing product recommendations, and enables platform partners to embed the technology in their own platforms to create new revenue streams. San Diego, California, United StatesInvestor @ BioThread Stealth Medical/Wellness Device Company. Investor @ Milestone Brands, LLC Milestone Brands LLC, premium spirits company based in Austin, Texas, was founded in February 2016 by two local entrepreneurs and veterans of the beverage and spirits industry, Eric Dopkins, former CEO of Deep Eddy Vodka and Chad Auler, creator of Savvy Vodka and co-founder of Deep Eddy Vodka. As a national spirits supplier and acquirer, innovator and marketer of alcohol beverage brands, Milestone Brands' portfolio includes Dulce Vida Spirits, parent company of the world's only 100 proof, USDA certified organic tequila, and American Born Moonshine, a family of moonshine whiskey products that honors the tradition and spirit of American moonshiners. Austin, Texas Metropolitan AreaInvestor @ Copper Labs Copper is a wireless energy monitor that helps utilities leverage real-time energy data to engage consumers with actionable energy insights. Boulder, Colorado, United StatesInvestor @ CESPPA CESPPA is an application security platform. The company's network of white-hat security researchers identifies security vulnerabilities before they are exploited by hackers. CESPPA provides a managed, end-to-end solution for companies seeking to identify security risks within their applications. Los Angeles Metropolitan AreaInvestor @ Zabo Zabo connects any crypto wallet to any application in a few lines of code. Dallas-Fort Worth MetroplexBoard Member and Investor @ Backtracks, Inc. Backtracks helps podcasts, audio content creators, and brands know and grow their audience. Austin, Texas AreaBoard Member and Investor @ Yonder Yonder (formerly New Knowledge) is a cybersecurity company specializing in disinformation defense for highly visible brands under attack by coordinated disinformation campaigns. Through machine learning and AI New Knowledge detects threats and provides brand manipulation protection before damage is done. Austin, Texas AreaInvestor @ PlanetiQ PlanetiQ will launch the world’s first commercial satellite constellation exclusively focused on weather, climate and space weather, with initial launches in 2020 and 18-20 satellites on orbit by 2023. PlanetiQ data and services are valuable to a diverse range of commercial and government customers worldwide in areas including weather forecasting, aviation, shipping, offshore oil and gas, defense, intelligence, energy, agriculture, insurance, retail and transportation. Greater Denver AreaInvestor @ Emerge Emerge is a cross-reality presence company, building a platform that aims to enable more meaningful, engaging, and diverse interactions in XR that bring us closer to the people we care about. Emerge is creating a future where distance and time don’t stand in the way of feeling present with a first product that enables users to interact, share and physically feel XR immersive content with bare hands. The founders and team are former entrepreneurs and executives awarded by MIT, WEF and Forbes, have brought consumer electronics and XR products to market. Emerge is based in Los Angeles, CA. Greater Los Angeles AreaInvestor @ ProducePay ProducePay provides a wide array of payment solutions to the fresh-produce industry and its agents.. Greater Los Angeles AreaInvestor @ PlushCare - Delivering Health and Happiness PlushCare is a tech-enabled concierge primary care practice built for the modern world. San Francisco Bay AreaAdvisor and Investor @ MobLabs MobLabs is building and launching mobile products with high engagement and massive reach. We build apps that people love. Our team has many years of experience building mobile products and understanding the mechanics that create the highest levels of engagement for users, lower marketing costs through organic viral growth, and maximize opportunities for monetization. We are applying these mechanics to different types of products, both developed internally and with trusted partners, and launch them through a centralized efficient operation for marketing, business development, technology, analytics, ad sales, customer service, legal and finance. Greater Los Angeles AreaInvestor @ Co PreciseTarget is a data science company helping retailers acquire, engage and reactivate inactive customers. They've taken a programmatic approach, using billions of SKUs and consumer transactions to create the first cross-merchant taste graphs (recommended product sets) for individual customers Washington D.C. Metro AreaInvestor @ Edbacker Edbacker - "PTA Made Easy"Edbacker is an online platform made specifically for PTAs to easily setup and run fundraisers, communicate with members, collect dues and so much more with just a few clicks from your computer or mobile phone. Washington D.C. Metro AreaAdvisor and Investor @ Arx Pax Maker of the Hendo Hoverboard! Yes, a Hoverboard! Pax LLC is a 21st Century technology company with the sole purpose of innovation. As a “Citadel of Peace” the scientific breakthroughs generated within the Arx Pax Lab will solve global problems, cultivate new forms of commerce and growth, and bring meaningful change to the world. Together with our strategic partnerships Arx Pax technological innovations will reach a global community, disrupting multiple verticals in the business sector, and significantly impacting the lives and life’s of people. San Francisco Bay AreaAdvisor & Investor @ Boomtown inc Boomtown is changing the way local businesses get IT support. Through the boomtown app, you get fast, reliable and affordable support at the tap of a button. Boomtown has technicians on the ground in every major market in the US ready to solve your everyday problems as they happen. No more waiting, no more headaches. Get back to business.Boom! Problems Solved. San Francisco Bay AreaAdvisor & Investor @ lettrs lettrs is a cloud platform that creates an entire social and postal system for writing, delivering, & sharing personal letters. Featured in the Wall Street Journal, NPR, CBS, and Mashable, lettrs is bringing back quality correspondence technology enhanced and cloud managed letters. Mobile & business editions soon. Our mission: "Neither snow nor rain nor digital fog will keep us from the dutiful delivery of #lettrs in the cloud."Specialties: postal services, quality communication, letter preservation, letter writing, mindful correspondence, global cloud post office New York, New YorkInvestor (and former Board Member) @ APX Labs Since 2010, APX Labs has been the leader in developing smart glasses based solutions for the industrial and commercial workforce. APX Labs proudly provides its Skylight platform to leading Global 1000 enterprises in manufacturing, logistics, oil & gas, and field services with active users in the US, Europe, and Middle East.Using APX Labs’ Skylight platform, users are able to interact with existing business processes where they can now access data and applications, broadcast point-of-view video or photos to colleagues, and receive live assistance on a heads up display without having to move away from their work. Skylight integrates with nearly any type of smart glasses and with most existing ERPs to drive improved productivity, operational flexibility, and process compliance & safety for the connected workplace.APX Labs employs world recognized experts in the field of wearable technology, computer vision scientists, human factors engineers, and systems engineers with strong wireless systems and mobile electronics integration backgrounds. APX Labs’ patent pending techniques and software platform have garnered multiple industry awards for excellence and selection as one of the first Google certified Glass at Work partners. Washington D.C. Metro AreaInvestor @ Nimble Nimble is the only solution to offer small businesses the best features of high-end CRM systems combined with the communication power of social media and collaborative tools… all in one simple and affordable SaaS solution. Nimble - more customers, less work Greater Los Angeles AreaAdvisor @ DuMont Project The DuMont Project is a boutique consultancy with serial, experienced, digital experts who have successfully built businesses in direct-to-consumer marketing. The Company accelerates and incubates brands with high growth potential via direct-to-consumer marketing across traditional and digital channels. From January 2009 to September 2011 (2 years 9 months) Marina Del ReyInvestor @ Social Rewards, Inc. Loyalty Marketing Programs for Businesses! Social Rewards is a simple way to reward your brand enthusiasts with loyalty program reward points...just for sharing your special deals. Awesome team and huge early traction. Investor @ Threatcare Acquired by ReliaQuest. Threatcare is a cybersecurity platform that allows organizations to simulate intrusions on their network to help improve their people's performance, their processes, and their product utilization. From December 2017 to October 2019 (1 year 11 months) Austin, Texas AreaInvestor @ Yoi Corp Yoi's mission is to improve human performance in the workplace. Yoi is a SaaS platform leveraging advanced analytics to significantly accelerate an employee’s ramp to productivity, while boosting engagement and retention. The platform facilitates the success of every new hire using a unique blend of content based in behavioral science, light touch data collection, and adaptive workflow technology. As a result, Yoi empowers organizations to sustain a high performing workforce. From October 2016 to July 2017 (10 months) Greater Los Angeles AreaCEO @ Fastpoint Games (Acquired by WePlay) Fastpoint Games (sold to WePlay) is a leading developer of live, data-driven games that enable clients to engage, reward and monetize their users. Data-driven games invest users in client content and services by making that content central to the entertainment experience and applying motivating game mechanics. Fastpoint Games leverages an award-winning, proprietary, cloud-based platform that is inherently flexible, scalable, and technologically savvy. Each game component is configurable, making it easy for clients to customize and integrate their gaming solution across any channel. The games-as-a-service model enables marketers, in virtually any industry, to offer their users an engaging, quality game experience quickly, without taxing their company’s resources. Fastpoint Games (under the RotoHog brand) has powered games for professional sports leagues and media partners such as Bloomberg Sports, Sports Illustrated,,, Turner Digital,, The Los Angeles Times, Pro Football Weekly, AVP, Fox Sports International, Us Weekly Magazine, hi5 and MySpace. Fastpoint Games is privately held, and based in Los Angeles, CA. Investors include Allen & Co, Mission Ventures, DFJ Dragon and Sports Capital Partners Worldwide. From May 2008 to October 2011 (3 years 6 months) Managing Director @ Angel Venture Partners Angel Venture Partners (AVP) is a venture capital fund that makes direct investments in early-stage (including seed and startup stage) ventures. AVP focuses on co-investing with some of the leading angel groups in the country (including the two most active). The angel groups, which are collaborating with AVP, are located and invest locally in the regions along the two US coasts; where most venture capital investments are made.The AVP Managers have proven track records investing in early-stage ventures; extensive operating experience as venture founders and CEOs; technology backgrounds; expertise in angel group formation and operation, including starting the largest angel group in the country and a co-founding the Angel Capital Association; and relationships with the leading angel groups across the nation. From January 2006 to May 2008 (2 years 5 months) Co-Founder & Chairman @ MotorPride, LLC SOLD COMPANY TO ZAG (Now TrueCar) IN JANUARY is the premiere automotive, truck, and motorcycle enthusiasts community website. You can build free websites, create club websites and manage your club membership, create and send newsletters, and share motor information on the message boards, articles and links. From June 2004 to January 2006 (1 year 8 months) Co-Founder, President & CEO @ The Layoff Lounge Co-founder, President & CEO of nationally acclaimed event production company -- K12 Productions, LLC. Grew "The Layoff Lounge," "The Executive Lounge," and "6 Degrees" brands and events to profitability.,, From February 2001 to December 2004 (3 years 11 months) Manager, Strategy Practice @ Deloitte Consulting (Braxton Group) _____ILLEGAL_CHAR_SSSTART149ILLEGAL_CHAR_EEEND_____ Prepared strategy and wrote business plan for a telephone company_____ILLEGAL_CHAR_SSSTART146ILLEGAL_CHAR_EEEND_____s newly-formed e-business_____ILLEGAL_CHAR_SSSTART149ILLEGAL_CHAR_EEEND_____ Developed product definition, channel strategy and back end process flows for a large telecommunication company_____ILLEGAL_CHAR_SSSTART146ILLEGAL_CHAR_EEEND_____s (CLEC) internet solution in the ASP hosting market_____ILLEGAL_CHAR_SSSTART149ILLEGAL_CHAR_EEEND_____ Analyzed e-commerce business-to-business market, identified strategic acquisition target, and developed a market entry strategy for $25 billion hi-tech manufacturing client_____ILLEGAL_CHAR_SSSTART149ILLEGAL_CHAR_EEEND_____ Representative clients: Motorola, Qwest, and US West From April 1998 to October 1999 (1 year 7 months) Acting CFO, VP Business Development @ ImageTel International, Inc. _____ILLEGAL_CHAR_SSSTART149ILLEGAL_CHAR_EEEND_____ Led all business development efforts for WAN wireless videoconferencing manufacturer and service provider_____ILLEGAL_CHAR_SSSTART149ILLEGAL_CHAR_EEEND_____ Developed and directed relationships with strategic partners and investment bankers_____ILLEGAL_CHAR_SSSTART149ILLEGAL_CHAR_EEEND_____ Wrote business plan and secured over $500,000 in financing for hi-tech start-up_____ILLEGAL_CHAR_SSSTART149ILLEGAL_CHAR_EEEND_____ Performed strategic financial planning, monthly P&L, and pro forma development_____ILLEGAL_CHAR_SSSTART149ILLEGAL_CHAR_EEEND_____ Negotiated with publicly traded companies for acquisition/merger_____ILLEGAL_CHAR_SSSTART149ILLEGAL_CHAR_EEEND_____ Oversaw all aspects of marketing and sales closing $4M in sales with clients such as the FBI, AETNA, Lehman Brothers and state universities From September 1995 to March 1998 (2 years 7 months) Military Intelligence, Executive Officer, First Lieutenant @ US Army _____ILLEGAL_CHAR_SSSTART149ILLEGAL_CHAR_EEEND_____ Conducted all P&L for a 120-person company and $2 million in vehicles and equipment_____ILLEGAL_CHAR_SSSTART149ILLEGAL_CHAR_EEEND_____ Developed and managed company training schedules including P&L responsibilities_____ILLEGAL_CHAR_SSSTART149ILLEGAL_CHAR_EEEND_____ Managed the battlefield intelligence center for a 1,500 person brigade From May 1990 to June 1992 (2 years 2 months) Board Member and Investor @ nok nok enables brands to offer scalable, trackable brand experiences via 3 day free home try-outs; these include same-day delivery, no money up-front, 3 days to try the product, option to buy & return pickup. Los Angeles Metropolitan AreaInvestor @ The Quantum Storey Company, Inc. Quantum Storey® created and pioneered a mass market extended reality (XR) technology platform to transform traditional and digital publishing into curricula for active and experiential learning; merging multiple modalities of interaction into one, affordable, easy to use product that is globally scalable. Los Angeles Metropolitan AreaInvestor @ Vacayou Wellness & Active Travel Vacayou is an online travel agency and marketplace to search, compare and book multi-day wellness vacations. These include active trips such as hiking, biking, scuba and bare-boat charters. Spa, yoga, meditation and wellness retreats. Investor @ GoMeta, Inc GoMeta, Inc is a startup in the Augmented Reality space that has developed Metaverse and Kijo. Metaverse is a digital platform for creating highly-engaging interactive content, including 2D, 3D, AR and VR. The easy to use creation suite, Metaverse Studio, is being used by thousands of educators, marketers, publishers, and brands to create games, ads, interactive stories, and many other kinds of experiences. These experiences can be embedded on the web, in mobile apps (iOS/Android), shared on social networks, and attached to other media including print, TV, billboards, and product packaging. Greater San Diego AreaInvestor @ CrossChx CrossChx is identity resolution for smarter healthcare. CrossChx creates a universal patient profile to organize healthcare data, enabling a new breed of innovative applications. Since 2012, CrossChx has streamlined care for more than 50 million patients across the United States. Columbus, Ohio AreaInvestor @ Unoceros Corporation Unoceros is creating a massive, distributed computing network out of mobile devices. We pay the user for the processing power of their phone while they're not using it. That computing power can then be used by scientists and researchers as a faster, cheaper, and highly scalable alternative to traditional high performance computing solutions. Greater Seattle AreaInvestor @ Ampsy The Ampsy platform offers brands a comprehensive suite of social aggregation tools to aggregate & curate their best brand & fan social content into beautiful, engaging social visualizations. In 60 seconds, a brand can build a campaign and have it live & embedded anywhere with a single line of iframe code. Our social embeds are proven to increase fan engagement and time-on-site, solving a major leakage problem in the customer acquisition & retention funnel. Over 20,000 brands have used the Ampsy platform to create campaigns, including prominent brands like Jimmy Kimmel Live, American Idol Tour, Keith Urban, Britney Spears, AC/DC, W Hotels, Maria Sharapova, Zac Brown Band, KISS, and many more. Greater Los Angeles AreaInvestor @ Reachify Reachify has built the first decision making engine that can provide necessary intel to help retail companies to learn, understand and engage with enterprise software providers in an intelligible and user friendly way. Through a unique approach that combines robust data collection, industry expertise and a strong network of relationships, Reachify is helping retailers navigate the $620 billion enterprise software industry, while enabling enterprise technology companies to efficiently target the right prospects. From May 2016 to December 2018 (2 years 8 months) Greater New York City AreaAdvisor @ Ustream, an IBM Company SOLD TO IBM. Ustream is the leading live interactive broadcast platform. Anyone with an internet connection and a camera can start engaging with their family, friends or fans anytime, anywhere. Millions of Ustream users view and broadcast a wide variety of content, from high school sporting events to red carpet movie premieres. Notable Ustream broadcasts include major political events, concerts, conferences, movie premieres, talk shows, sporting events, interactive games, and personal milestones. And of course, ex-military founders... Go Ustream! From August 2011 to January 2016 (4 years 6 months) Board Member and Investor @ Gretel's mission is to enable developers to safely and quickly experiment, collaborate, and build with customer data. They believe that access to data needs to become easier, more accessible, and open. Gretel is innovating with privacy-enhancing technologies that streamline developer access to data instead of limiting it. On top of this, the company's machine learning models help developers make sense of their data, and to automate joining data with complementary open source datasets, private datasets, or anything in between.

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