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Director & Member of Compensation Committee @
Investments
1 Investment in 1 Company
Gender:
Male
Location:
Santa Fe
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Mr. Jeffrey C. Ballowe, also known as Jeff, served as an Advisor at Anvato, Inc. and Aktana, Inc. From 1986 to 1998, Mr. Ballowe held various management positions at Ziff-Davis (ZD), including President of the Interactive Media and Development Group. His development activities included spearheading ZD's and Softbank's investments in Yahoo!, USWeb (where he served as a Founding Director), Gamespot, and Herring Communications. Mr. Ballowe retired from Ziff-Davis at the end of 1997, where he was instrumental in transforming ZD from a United States magazine publisher to an international, integrated media company. Prior to ZD, he served as a Marketing Executive at various technology and marketing services companies. Mr. Ballowe served as Publisher at PC Magazine. He serves as a Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of OnQueue Technologies, Inc. Mr. Ballowe serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of deja.com. He has been an Independent Director at Onvia Inc. (also known as Onvia .Com Inc.) since December 1999. Mr. Ballowe has been a Director of XOOM.com, Inc. He served as a Director of Transpera, Inc., since September 2009. He serves as a Director of JMXI Liquidating Trust. He serves as a Director of GiveMeTalk.com, SuperGroups.com and ZDTV. He served as a Member of the Advisory Board of Transpera Inc. Mr. Ballowe serves as a Member of Advisory Board at Internet Capital Group Inc. (Now, Actua Corporation). He serves as a Member of Advisory Board of Linkstorm Corporation. He served as a Director of drkoop.com, Inc. and JupiterResearch, LLC. Mr. Ballowe served as a Director of VerticalNet Inc., from July 1998 to January 5, 2007. Mr. Ballowe served as a Director of BravoSolution US from, July 1998 to January 5, 2007. He served as a Director of Jupiter Communications, LLC since September 1999 and NBC Internet, Inc. since November 1999. Mr. Ballowe is the Co-Founder and served as the Chairman and President of the not-for-profit Electronic Literature Organization. He served as a Member of the Board of trustees of Lawrence University. In 1999, Mr. Ballowe was named to the “Folio: 40” Folio Magazine's list of the leading entrepreneurs in publishing. At his retirement, he was awarded one of two “Lifetime Achievement” awards ever bestowed by Ziff-Davis. Mr. Ballowe holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in French from the University of Wisconsin, and a B.A. in Economics and French from St. Lawrence University.

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Director & Member of Compensation Committee

1999 - Current   (over 17 years)

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Investments (1)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Jul, 2008$550k / SeedPersonal Investment

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