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Blogdavidskidder.com
Twitter@davidskidder
BirthplaceBoston, MA
Birthdate12/28/72

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Rochester Institute of Technology, BA 1994

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David S. Kidder

David S. Kidder is an entrepreneur with a wide range of marketing and technology expertise focused on social, mobile, and search advertising and product development. David is the co-founder of Bionic, an enterprise innovation accelerator and platform.

Prior to Bionic, Kidder served as the co-founder and CEO of Clickable, an online advertising software as a service (acquired by Syncapse). Prior to Clickable, Kidder co-founded SmartRay Network, a mobile advertising pioneer (acquired by LifeMinders), and Net-X, a web-authoring platform (acquired by Target Vision). Kidder is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and received ID Magazine’s International Design Award and Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2008.

David is an active angel investor through his fund, Alt Option Return with investments including: SpaceX, Art.sy, TapAd, MileWise (acquired by Yahoo), PayOff, HowAboutWe, BoostCTR, Maxwell Health, Content.ly, PopExpert, Lenndo, and Founders Fund III. David is a founding member of the The Acumen Fund One Percent Fund, and serves on the National Board of the Smithsonian.

He is the creator and co-author of the two-time New York Times bestselling five book series, The Intellectual Devotional, published by Rodale and His latest book The Startup Playbook, published by Chronicle Books. He lives in Westchester County, New York, with his wife and three sons.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Payoff 1/2012Angel$4.1M9
Tapad 3/2011Angel$1.8M22

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The Startup Playbook book launch video

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AppNexus 2013 Annual Summit Keynote

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  1. Payoff.com Raises $2M, ‘Gamifies’ Personal Finance Management (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Tapad Announces Investors in First Real-time Advertising Platform for Smart Devices (adexchanger.com) [edit]
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