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Twitter@Alexjblum

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Seattle University, MBA 1989
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University of Colorado, B.S. 1985
Mechanical Engineering

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Alex Blum

Alex is an Investor and advisor to technology companies that are scaling rapidly and poised for market leadership. He was previously the CEO of KickApps prior to its acquisition by KITD where he served as COO and in that capacity managed product development, infrastructure services, customer support and brand marketing.

While at KickApps, Alex helped to incubate Admeld and served on its board of directors until its acquisition by Google. As the CEO of KickApps, Alex was responsible for building a world class technology, marketing, business development, finance, and operations team to provide web publishers with enablement tools for user generated content, social networking, premium video, and content syndication.

Before joining KickApps, Alex was President and COO of JumpTV, a Multi-Cultural Internet Protocol Television Network.

Prior to JumpTV, Alex spent 8 years at AOL in a variety of roles including Vice President of Product Marketing for the company’s Audience business where Alex and his team were responsible for re-launching the AOL Portal and delivering an entire suite of web-based applications. These products included AOL’s Video Player, Video Portal, Streaming Video advertising platform, AIM and AIMpages social networking service. Alex was General Manager of AOLTV, where he established strategic relationships with DirecTV, TiVo, OpenTV and Philips Electronics.

Prior to joining AOL, Alex spent ten years in the software industry participating inthree successful startup opportunities.

Alex has an MBA from the Albers School of Business at Seattle University and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado.

Recent Milestones

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    Alex Blum added a position as COO at KIT digital. (1/28/11)
    Posted 5/11/13 at 11:57am
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    Alex Blum added a position as Board of Directors at Admeld. (9/1/07)
    Posted 5/2/13 at 5:34am
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    Alex Blum added a position as CEO at KickApps. (2/1/07)
    Posted 7/11/07 at 9:52pm
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    Alex Blum added a position as President / COO at JumpTV. (1/1/05)
    Posted 6/3/13 at 10:00am
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    Alex Blum added a position as VP, Product at AOL. (1/1/98)
    Posted 6/3/13 at 10:02am
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    Alex Blum added a position as Chief Marketing Officer at Rugged Communications. (12/1/00)
    Posted 1/30/14 at 9:29pm

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