Blake is a growth expert, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and an advisor to several companies in the SF Bay Area. In his career, he has raised over $12 million in VC/Seed funding, started 7 companies, and sold 5 of them. He regularly gives talks on a wide variety of subjects including: Growth Hacking/Viral Marketing, Fundraising, and Building a Positive Culture.
He created the social gaming category by building some of the biggest apps ever (over 50 Million players) on Facebook, including the iconic games Zombies, Vampires and Werewolves. Blake wrote and designed the first version of Causes on Facebook, which has over 120 Million users and has raised over $80 million for various charities. Currently, Blake is the Founder & CEO of MediaSpike - a company that is building the first truly social applications for Virtual Reality.
Founder & CEO
Aug, 2011 - Current (about 5 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (6)Update
|Mar 1, 2016||Venture Beat - The Catch dating app lets women pick men based on personality|
|Dec 24, 2014||TechCrunch - Rethinking Work-Life Balance|
|Dec 8, 2014||TechCrunch - MediaSpike Gave Us A Quick Look At Native Ads In Virtual Reality|
|Dec 8, 2014||Venture Beat - MediaSpike creates cool in-game native ads for virtual reality|
|Oct 22, 2014||Venture Beat - MediaSpike weaves movie ads as product placements into the PicCollage photo app|
|Feb 25, 2014||TechCrunch - Here Is The Unredacted Financials Page From The Mt. Gox Presentation|
|Nov 5, 2013||Xconomy - MediaSpike Lands $5,200,000 Series A Financing Round|
|Nov 4, 2013||Venture Beat - MediaSpike raises $5.2M from army of investors for in-game ads|