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Pepperdine University 1992
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) 1987
Hoover High School 1981

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Brian Altounian

After spending 12 years in the entertainment industry on the Operations/Admin side of television production, I ventured into the high-tech area with a number of early-stage startup companies. Since 2003, I have been involved with 10 early-stage (pre-revenue) technology ventures that all went public via the OTC Bulletin Board. I sat on the Board of Directors for a few, advised on others and helped bring investors to them all. I have been able to follow a formula for early-stage, start-up companies to build and grow their businesses by accessing the equity markets without giving up majority control in the process.

ALLIANCE ACQUISITIONS - I founded Alliance Acquisitions to advise early-stage start-up companies to build and grow from concept to execution plan to an exit strategy that includes either an acquisition or public market exit. We have about 8 companies in the Alliance Acquisitions portfolio that all have a similar opportunity to achieve great success. My goal in business has always been to try to create opportunities - for entrepreneurs and investors.

WOWIO, INC./STUDIO W As a part of that business development initiative, in July, 2009 I acquired WOWIO to give it the opportunity to achieve growth in an independently-financed environment. We were granted a significant patent in the eBook space that adds tremendous value to the company and we have expanded our focus to include a broader digital media opportunity. We are on track to take WOWIO to the public market in 2012.

We believe we have created a new model for publishing that includes a broad yet specific digital distribution pathway that generates transactional and traffic-based revenues, builds brand awareness for content and authors alike, and bridges the digital/traditional media worlds.

To keep myself grounded, I founded a non-profit organization, Lost and Found in America and I sit on the Board of the Hollywood/Wilshire YMCA in Los Angeles. I live in LA with my wife and three children.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
WOWIO 6/2010Series A$1.7M1

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  1. WOWIO Raises $1.7 Million, Acquires Online Community WEvolt (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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