Person Overview

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Primary:
Founder & CEO at Inside.com
Past:
Member of the Board of Directors at Dyn, Founder & Investor at This Week In, See All (6)
Education:
Fordham University, Bronx
Born:
November 28, 1970
Location:
Culver City

Detailed Description

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Jason McCabe Calacanis hosts "This Week In Startups", part of LAUNCH Media and is the founder and CEO of Inside.com.

Previously, he was an "Entrepreneur in Action" at Sequoia Capital, Silicon Valley’s leading venture capital firm, a position he held since December 2006.

Calacanis co-founded and was the CEO of Weblogs, Inc., a network of popular weblogs that was sold to AOL in November 2005. Upon joining AOL, he was appointed senior vice president. In addition, he was named general manager of AOL's Netscape and was responsible for the July 2006 relaunch of the iconic browser as a social bookmarking news site.

Prior to forming Weblogs Inc., Calacanis was the founder of Rising Tide Studios, a media company that published the magazines Silicon Alley Reporter and Digital Coast Reporter. The flagship publication later became Venture Reporter, a venture capital database, and was sold to Dow Jones.

Calacanis is from Brooklyn, NY and currently resides in Los Angeles and New York with his wife and bulldog. He received a B.A. in psychology from Fordham University. Calacanis is known for his transparency and insights into the internet and media industries.

(Source: This Week In)

Experience (7)

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Advisory Roles (8)

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    Dyn

    Member of the Board of Directors
    Oct, 2012 - Jan, 2013
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    Belgrave Trust

    Advisor & Investor
    Feb 1, 2011
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    Chartbeat

    Advisor
    Oct, 2009
  • B9ec8ce3689c7ab7e4782fa99248a4f6

    FamilyFinds

    Advisor
    Jan 1, 2011
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    Causecast

    Advisor
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    gdgt

    Member of the Board of Directors
    Jun, 2009 - Jan, 2013
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    ThisNext

    Member of the Board of Directors & Investor
    Jun, 2006 - Oct, 2009
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    Savings.com

    Member of the Board of Directors
    Aug 1, 2010

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Investments (28)