Formative company advisor & angel investor, 2003 to the present.
Experience includes: Board Member at Marin Software; Co-founder & Chairman at Recurrent Energy; CEO & COB at Work.com; SVP & GM at Excite@Home, SVP Sales & Marketing, Netcom.
Successful exits of portfolio companies include: Sugar Media, TravelPost, Trovix, Recurrent Energy & WWCOMs.
Investments & engagements include: Marin Software, Sugar, Inc., COLOURlovers, Vizu, Revision3, incentalign, Starmaker Interactive, SeniorHomes, LawPivot, BoostCTR, Apportable, Parse.ly, Close.ly & RethinkDB.
Areas of greatest engagement: product marketing, distribution strategies, revenue generation, financing, organizational structure & leadership guidance.
Don built @Home’s business-focused @Work division into a leading provider of internetworking services, garnering over 5,000 new business accounts & over $45M in recurring revenues (1997 through 1999).
As Netcom’s SVP for Sales & Marketing, Don drove revenues from under $2M to over $120M. With the company founder and CFO, he successfully marketed the company’s December, 1994 public offering, making Netcom the first ‘pure-play’ Internet venture to go public. (1994 through 1996)
Don also served as Chairman and CEO of Work.com, a business information and services portal that attracted over one million unique users, $10 million in annual revenue, and a Media Metrix Top 10 B2B ranking before being sold (2000-2001)
Don invested in, advised, and served on the boards of other internet ventures, including Critical Path (IPO), Exodus (IPO), Raindance Communications (IPO) and Zengine (IPO) (2000-2003)