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General Information

BirthplaceChicago, IL


New York University
University of Chicago
London School of Economics


Co-Founder & CEO

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Don Katz

Donald Katz is founder and CEO of Audible, Inc. Katz was previously a journalist and author for twenty years, writing five books and serving as contributing editor at Rolling Stone and other publications; his work won a National Magazine Award and was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award. For his leadership of the company since inception, Katz won the 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for New Jersey. Katz graduated from New York University in 1974, where he studied with novelist Ralph Ellison.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Loop Commerce 11/2013Series A$7.2M16
Duda 4/2013Series C$10.3M9
Loop Commerce 11/2012Seed$1M10
Houzz 12/2011Series B$11.6M5
Houzz 11/2010Series A$2M7
Duda 1/2010Angel$2.3M3



  1. Ecommerce Gifting Isn’t A Perfect System, But Loop Commerce’s New Product Could Get It Closer ( [edit]
  2. Big Money For Little Sites: Mobile Website Maker DudaMobile Raises Another Round, Extends Series B By $10.3 Million ( [edit]
  3. SEC ( [edit]
  4. Home design social network Houzz gets $11.6M in funding ( [edit]
  5. Heads Up, Home Design Freaks: Houzz Launches New iPad App, Raises $2M ( [edit]
  6. Company Report ( [edit]
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