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Dartmouth College, BA 1982
Phillips Exeter Academy, Degree 1977

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Jake Winebaum

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, which was acquired by yellow page publisher R.H. Donnelley. He is also co-founder of eCompanies, which is a shareholder in 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,,, and

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.

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FiveStars Loyalty 4/2011Seed$2M6



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