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14 Investments in 12 Companies
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Blake Krikorian is a co-founder and the former CEO of Sling Media, a consumer electronics company that builds the highly acclaimed Slingbox.

The company was founded in 2004. It was purchased in 2007 by Echostar Communications for $380 million dollars.

Krikorian started his career at General Magic, which created the Magic Cap operating system for mobile intelligent communicators and Telescript, an agent-based network programming language for the emerging electronic marketplace (pre-Internet). At General Magic, Krikorian assisted industry-leading telecom and consumer electronics companies such as NTT, Sony, Mitsubishi Electric, Sanyo, OKI and Matsushita/Panasonic in creating and defining new products and partnerships.

In 1994, Krikorian co-founded the Philips Mobile Computing Group, which was funded by Philips Electronics. As group product manager, he built and co-led the team that defined, created, delivered, and marketed the award-winning Velo 1 Windows CE Handheld PC and its associated product line.

Krikorian then left Philips Mobile Computing Group to serve as senior vice president at Metis Associates, an information technology consulting firm and incubator of core technology companies. He led the creation of Metis' first incubated company, Mainbrace Corporation, which developed and licensed software technologies and manufacturable device platforms to system OEMs, service providers, and semiconductor vendors. Krikorian served as the company's president for the first two years of its operation. Mainbrace was acquired by BSQUARE in 2000.

Krikorian attended UCLA, and earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering.

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Jun 30, 2004
Jan 31, 2009
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DateInvested InRoundDetails
Aug, 2016$2.7M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2016$4M / Series APersonal Investment
Jan, 2015$2.4M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2014$6.5M / Series APersonal Investment
Aug, 2014$27.8M / Series BPersonal Investment
Jul, 2014$16M / Series BPersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$6.8M / Series APersonal Investment
Mar, 2014$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2013$1.15M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2013$2.8M / Series APersonal Investment
Nov, 2011undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2011$1.5M / Debt FinancingPersonal Investment
Apr, 2011$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2008$2.5M / Series APersonal Investment

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