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Dan Rosensweig

Daniel Rosensweig is the CEO of online textbook-rental company Chegg.com, a start-up that has raised more than $160 million in venture capital including $57 million in November of 2009. Investors include Insight Venture Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Foundation Capital.

Rosensweig was previously the President and CEO of Activision’s Guitar Hero Division. He joined Quadrangle Group, a private investment firm, in 2007 and is an Operating Principal focused on the firm’s media and communications private equity business.

Prior to joining Quadrangle, Mr. Rosensweig was Chief Operating Officer of Yahoo responsible for product development, marketing, international operations, and North American operations. Before Yahoo, Mr. Rosensweig was president of CNET Networks, responsible for many of the operations globally, and played a critical role in overseeing the successful integration of CNET and ZDNet.

During his tenure at CNET, Mr. Rosensweig was a key participant in company-wide efforts to develop and introduce innovative new Internet advertising formats, such as interactive messaging units. Before joining CNET, Mr. Rosensweig was an 18-year veteran of Ziff-Davis, where he served in many capacities, including President and Chief Executive Officer of ZDNet, Inc. from 1997 to 2000. He built ZDNet as a standalone company from Ziff-Davis, successfully took the company public, grew the business to become both profitable and among the top 20 most visited networks on the Internet, and finally merged with CNET. Mr. Rosensweig was President of Ziff-Davis Internet Publishing Group from 1996 to 1997, where he oversaw magazine titles such as Inter@ctive Week and Yahoo Internet Life.

He was Vice President and Publisher of PC Magazine from 1994 to 1996, and Associate Publisher from 1992 to 1994. Under his leadership, PC Magazine became the leading computer magazine in both audience reach and revenue.

Mr. Rosensweig received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Hobart College, Geneva, New York. He currently serves as Co-Chairman of ONE.org, a board member of SkyRider and on the advisory board of the non-profit DonorsChoose.org.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
The Muse 2/2014Seed$1M11
Ozy Media 12/2013Seed$5.4M5
BlackJet 10/2012Venture Round$2.14M29
Kickstarter 3/2011Venture Round$10M18

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  1. Tyra Banks And More Put A Million In The Muse (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Ozy Media raises $5.3M in seed round (vcpost.com) [edit]
  3. Uber Co-Founder Garrett Camp Launches BlackJet, The “Uber For Private Jets” (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Kickstarter Fesses Up: The Crowd-Sourced Funding Startup Has Funding Too (mediamemo.allthingsd.com) [edit]
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