James Currier is presenting at 500 Startups' Weapons of Mass Distribution 2016 on Nov 4, 2016  

Overview

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Primary Role
Managing Partner @
Investments
14 Investments in 14 Companies
Born:
October 30, 1967
Gender:
Male
Location:
Palo Alto
Website:
http://www.oogalabs.com
Social:

Person Details

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James Currier is an Entrepreneur and Investor in Silicon Valley. He was an early proponent of social media and growth systems, and founded Tickle in 1999. Tickle grew to 80 employees, nearly 200 million registered users, and $38 million in revenue before selling to Monster in 2004.

In 2007, with Stan Chudnovsky, James founded Ooga Labs to incubate digital networks and marketplaces.

In 2008, Ooga spun out WonderHill, a casual games company, which was funded by CRV and Shasta. WonderHill's biggest game was Dragons of Atlantis. Wonderhill grew to $60M in revenue and merged with Kabam in 2010.

In Dec 2010, Ooga spun out Jiff, a secure network and marketplace for connecting the mobile health ecosystem to the heath care industry. Jiff was funded by Ooga, Aberdare Ventures, and Aeris Capital.

In 2012, Ooga spun out IronPearl to build software tools and methodologies to create growth for networks and marketplaces.

James is now an Advisor to networks and marketplaces like like Wanelo, Angelist, Poshmark, Scripted, Jiff, Goodreads, PandoDaily, etc.

Jobs (11)

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Current

Team Member

Managing Partner

Mar 1, 2015 - Current   (over 1 year)

Co - Founder & Chairman

Dec, 2010 - Current   (almost 6 years)

Co - Founder & CEO

2007 - Current   (over 9 years)
Past
Started
Ended
Title
Company
Unknown
Unknown
Founder & Chairman
2012
Apr 1, 2013
Co - Founder
Dec 1, 2008
2011
Co - Founder & CEO
Jun 1, 1999
Dec, 2005
Founder & CEO
1994
1997
Associate
1993
1994
Business Development Manager
1990
1993
Associate
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Dec, 2014$25M / Series CPersonal Investment
Dec, 2013$3M / Series A
Sep, 2013$500k / AngelPersonal Investment
Jun, 2013$4.5M / Series A
Apr, 2013$4.45M / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2012$3M / VenturePersonal Investment
Feb, 2011$2M / AngelPersonal Investment
Sep, 2010$6M / Series A
Jul, 2010$1.4M / VenturePersonal Investment
May, 2010$1.1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2007$750k / AngelPersonal Investment
Nov, 2007undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2006$1M / AngelPersonal Investment
Jun, 2004undisclosed amount / UndisclosedPersonal Investment

Education (2)

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Upcoming Event Appearances (1)

500 Startups' Weapons of Mass Distribution 2016

November 04, 2016 - November 04, 2016

8:00am - 6:30pm

Mission Bay Conference at UCSF , 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, California, United States

Join the biggest names in growth marketing to learn cutting edge strategies & tactics for IGNITING your online marketing and distribution.

Past Event Appearances (3)

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