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University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), BA 1993
Emory University, JD/MBA 1998
Emory University School of Law, JD 1998

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Jim Lanzone

Jim Lanzone is President of CBS Interactive.

He was previously the CEO of Clicker, which has been billed as a TVGuide for programming available on the Internet. Clicker launched in beta at TechCrunch50 on September 14, 2009 and was acquired by CBS in March 2011.

Jim is the former CEO of Ask.com. After leaving Ask, Lanzone took a position as the Entrepreneur in Residence at Redpoint Ventures.

Previous to his role as CEO of Ask.com, Lanzone served as senior vice president and general manager of Ask.com US, leading product management, marketing and engineering for the Company. Lanzone joined Ask.com as vice president of product management in 2001.

Before moving to Ask.com, Lanzone co-founded eTour, an early provider of information retrieval and cost-per-lead services on the Web, and served as president until it was acquired by Ask.com in May 2001. eTour launched in 1997 and under Lanzone’s direction, became a top 50 website and the Web’s #1 ranked site in user frequency in 1998 and 1999 (Media Metrix). Earlier, Lanzone worked in product marketing for KnowX.com, a division of the Thomson Corporation and one of the Internet’s leading providers of public record search.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Luvocracy 5/2013Series A$11M9
Vurb 2/2013Seed$1.5M13
Thumbtack 6/2010Angel$1.2M14

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  1. Luvocracy Raises $11M From Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures And Others To Master Ecommerce And Social Recommendations (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Contextual Content Engine Vurb Raises More Than $1.5M From Max Levchin And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Well-known angels back local services startup Thumbtack.com (thumbtack.com) [edit]
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