Jake Winebaum is currently the Founder and CEO of Brighter, which helps people find trusted dentists and the lowest prices for their dental care. Prior to Brighter, Winebaum was the Founder and CEO of Business.com, which was acquired by yellow page publisher R.H. Donnelley. He is also co-founder of eCompanies, which is a shareholder in Business.com and includes other portfolio companies, such as Jamdat and LowerMyBills, which was recently sold to Experian.
Prior to eCompanies, Winebaum worked for The Walt Disney Company, where he served as chairman of Buena Vista Internet Group, which included Disney.com, ESPN.com, ABCNews.com, ABC.com and Family.com.
Winebaum founded FamilyFun which he sold to The Walt Disney Company in 1992. Prior to FamilyFun, Mr. Winebaum worked for U.S. News & World Report. He also founded and served as President of U.S. News Productions, a television production company. Mr. Winebaum started his career at Time Warner, working for Time and Fortune magazines.
Founder & CEO
May, 2011 - Current (over 5 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (6)Update
|Jun 10, 2016||TechCrunch - Jake Winebaum explains how cutting his teeth as a serial entrepreneur led him to launch Brighter|
|May 9, 2016||SoCal - Tech - Brighter: More Than 75,000 Dentists Now On Platform|
|Apr 20, 2016||SoCal - Tech - Brighter Picks Up $21M For Dental Marketplace|
|Apr 20, 2016||PE HUB - Brighter raises $21 mln from General Catalyst, Benchmark, DAG, Tanaya, Mayfield|
|Apr 20, 2016||PE HUB - Brighter, multisided dental platform, raises $21 mln Series D funds|
|Mar 5, 2014||Venture Beat - Possible IPO signal: Marketo CEO Phil Fernandez joins Gigya's board of directors|
|Dec 12, 2013||The Next Web - 5 Myths About the Marketplace That Mobile Strategies Busted|
|Oct 29, 2013||Gigaom - Brighter bags $15M to expand its marketplace of discount dental services across the country|