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 [email protected], 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)
|Aug, 2014||Womply||undisclosed amount / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2014||Grit Media||undisclosed amount / Convertible Note||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2013||Parsely||$5.23M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|May, 2013||ProsperWorks||$2.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2013||vidIQ||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2012||Hackers/Founders||$225k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2012||vidIQ||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2012||12Society||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2012||DogVacay||$1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2011||IMRSV||$810k / Debt Financing||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2011||Getable||$1.4M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|May, 2011||Signature||$1.1M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2010||Parsely||$800k / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2009||oneforty||$230k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2006||Vizu Corporation||$1M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2006||Fliqz||$700k / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2005||Vizu Corporation||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2004||Soundflavor||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Dec 11, 2014||Gigaom - Open Garden’s hard sell: A world of shared radios|
|Jan 19, 2011||TechCrunch - Google Ventures Leads $600K Investment In LawPivot, A Quora For Startup Legal Advice|
|Sep 16, 2006||Gigaom - Video Sharing Site Fliqz Gets $1 Million Funding|
|Sep 14, 2006||Venture Beat - Fliqz raises $1 million...for yet another video site|
|Jul 28, 2000||ZD Net - Excite Makes Big Plans For Small Businesses|
|Feb 28, 2000||ZD Net - Hutchison named chief of Work.com|