Currently the COO of MediaSpike, John has been creating and leading Web startups since 1994.
Most recently, John was the Founder/GM of pioneering social TV startup, Tunerfish (a business unit of Comcast Interactive Media), which launched innovative partnerships with HBO, Showtime, CBS, NBC, and Sony Pictures, among others. Prior to that, John was the VP of Marketing and a key member of the leadership team that turned around Plaxo, one of the pioneering social media sites, leading to its acquisition by Comcast in 2008. Since 1994, John has led some combination of product, marketing, and business development for a total of seven web startups (four venture-backed; three within other companies). Along the way, he has been a driving force behind many industry firsts, including: the first commercial HTML editor, the first Java licensing deal, the first Java IDE, the first line of turnkey web servers, and the first commercial website sponsorship deal (Hotwired, 1994). John has an MBA from Stanford GSB and an SB from M.I.T.
|Jan 18, 2015||TechCrunch - Minh Nguyen, Self-Described Co-Founder Of Plaxo, Has Been Charged With Murder|
|Dec 8, 2014||Venture Beat - MediaSpike creates cool in-game native ads for virtual reality|
|Oct 22, 2014||Venture Beat - MediaSpike weaves movie ads as product placements into the PicCollage photo app|
|Jun 2, 2014||Cult of Mac - Will Apple's Bash finally bring the jams?|
|Nov 4, 2013||FinSMEs - MediaSpike Raises $5.2M in Series A Funding|
|Nov 4, 2013||Venture Beat - MediaSpike raises $5.2M from army of investors for in-game ads|
|Nov 4, 2013||TechCrunch - MediaSpike Raises $5.2M To Bring More Product Placement To Mobile And Social Games|
|Oct 24, 2013||Venture Beat - MediaSpike reaches 20M monthly users with product placement in social-mobile games|