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Websiteoogalabs.com
Blogblog.oogalabs.com
Twitter@JamesCurrier
BirthplaceBoston
Birthdate10/30/67

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Princeton University, BA 1990
Politics & Economics
Harvard Business School, MBA 1999

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James Currier

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.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Scripted 6/2013Series A$4.5M8
CompStak 4/2013Series A$4.45M11
Wanelo 6/2012Venture Round$3M10
Fundly 2/2011Angel$2M8
BranchOut 9/2010Series A$6M17
Spot formerly PlacePop 7/2010Venture Round$1.4M4
The Extraordinaries 5/2010Seed$1.1M7
Goodreads 11/2007Angel$750k6
RepairPal 11/2007Angel4
Maya's Mom 10/2006Angel$1M7
Flickr 6/2004Venture Round2

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  1. Scripted Gets $4.5M Series A To Build Out Its Online Marketplace For Freelance Writers (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. CompStak Raises $4.45M in Series A Financing (finsmes.com) [edit]
  3. Naval Ravikant joins board of Wanelo as the fast-growing social commerce site expands beyond its mall rat demographic (pandodaily.com) [edit]
  4. Social Fundraising Site Fundly Raises $2 Million of its Own (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. PlacePop Looks To Give Any Business Its Own Rewards Program, Raises $1.4M (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. The Extraordinaries raises $1.1M for “micro-volunteering (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  8. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  9. Citation Needed [add]
  10. Maya’s Mom Raises Angel Round, Launches (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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