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John Rourke is a serial entrepreneur in technology, internet, and media ventures. Previous to Starburst Labs, he was the CEO and cofounder of Bantam Networks, makers of Bantam Live, the first "social CRM" app for small business. The company was sold to email marketer Constant Contact in 2011. John was also the co-founder of Aperio Networks, LLC, a web development and consulting company that John cofounded in 2003. John started his work in the internet sector in 1995 as the creator of SmartRoute System's award-winning SmarTraveler.com, the internet's first roadway traffic information site, and SmarTravelerTV, cable television's first traffic channel. Before his integrated-media brand experience with SmartRoutes, which was acquired by Viacom/Westwood One, John was a co-founder of other technology ventures which included Automatic Toll Communications, Inc. (1990 - 1995) a non-stop electronic toll collection and smart-car technology developer acquired by SAIC, and MultiLink, Inc. (1985-1989) a leading teleconferencing systems and services company acquired by PictureTel.

John was appointed by two Massachusetts Governors to serve consecutively on an oversight committee for the state's e-government initiatives. John was a director on the board of the IMCCA, the conferencing and collaboration industry trade association. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston College, 1984, and is a co-inventor of US patent 5289183 related to smart-car technology.

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Cofounder and CEO

Founder & CEO

Sep 7, 2013 - Current   (about 3 years)

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