Overview

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Primary Role
Founder @
Investments
15 Investments in 12 Companies
Born:
August 27, 1954
Gender:
Male
Location:
Palo Alto
Website:
http://www.teare.com
Social:

Person Details

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Keith Teare is the Founder at the Palo Alto incubator, Archimedes Labs. Archimedes was the original incubator for TechCrunch and since 2011 has invested, accelerated or incubated many Silicon valley startups including Quixey; M.dot (sold to GoDaddy); chat.center; Loop Surveys; DownTown and Sunshine.

Teare has a track record as a serial entrepreneur with big ideas and has achieved significant returns for investors.

History

(a) Co-founder of Mike Arrington's TechCrunch (acquired by AOL in Sept 2010)

(b) RealNames Corporation, founded in Palo Alto in 1998. Teare was founder and CEO. The company created a multi-lingual naming system, with distinct national namespaces, sitting on top of the DNS. It used natural language keywords, mapped to URIs to allow native language navigation. Teare raised more than $130 million in venture funding and filed for an IPO (led by Morgan Stanley, with Mary Meeker as lead analyst) in 1999. After negotiating a world-wide agreement to include RealNames in the Microsoft browser in early 2000, the company had an implied valuation of more than $1.5 billion. By 2002, it was responsible for over 1 billion keyword navigations per quarter. It had agreements in Japan, China and Korea, and was responsible for supporting the nascent multi-lingual DNS system run by Verisign.

(c)The EasyNet Group: Founded in 1994 as one of the first ISP's in Europe, Teare was CTO and co-founder. It went public on the AIM exchange in London in 1996 and was trading at a valuation of more than $1 billion by 1999. In 2007, it was acquired by Rupert Murdoch's B Sky B, where Teare's co-founder, David Rowe is still CEO of the division. In 2010, via management buyout, it is once again an independent company.

(d) Co-founder of edgeio corporation in 2005 (acquired by Looksmart in 2007)

(e)Seed funder of NetNames (Acquired by NetBenefit in 2001),

(f)Founder of Clerkswell (formerly cScape), a leading UK systems integrator (acquired by NetB2B2 in 2001).

(g) Co-founder of CYBERIA, the world's first Internet Cafe

(h) Founding board member of fotopedia, a company founded by Jean-Marie Hullot, former CTO of Apple's applications division.

Teare studied for his BA and unfinished PhD at the University of Kent in the UK. He is on the university's US alumni board. He is also a Smithsonian-Computerworld Laureate for his contribution of RealNames. RealNames remains part of the Smithsonian permanent collection.

Teare is the author of "The Easy Net Book", published by International Tompson in 1996; and "Under Siege", published by Penguin in 1988. He writes regularly for TechCrunch.

Jobs (9)

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Founder

Apr 2, 2014 - Current   (over 2 years)

Founder

Aug 30, 2005 - Current   (about 11 years)
Past
Started
Ended
Title
Company
Apr, 2010
Dec 31, 2013
Founder
Aug 30, 2005
Sep 28, 2010
Co-Founder
2008
Mar 1, 2009
Founding Board Member/Investor
Jan 2, 2005
Dec 31, 2008
CEO/Founder
1997
Jul 31, 2002
CEO/Founder
Aug 1, 1994
Jan 31, 2001
Founder
Aug 1, 1994
Dec 31, 1996
CTO/Co-Founder
DateInvested InRoundDetails
Aug, 2014$500k / Seed (Lead)
Jun, 2014$1M / Seed (Lead)
Apr, 2014$385k / Seed (Lead)
Mar, 2014$50k / Seed (Lead)
Jan, 2014$25k / Seed (Lead)
Dec, 2013$40k / Seed (Lead)
Oct, 2013undisclosed amount / Angel (Lead)
Apr, 2013$100k / Seed
Jan, 2013$240k / Angel (Lead)
Jul, 2012$100k / Seed (Lead)
Nov, 2011$745k / Seed (Lead)
Jul, 2011undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)
Apr, 2011$400k / Seed (Lead)
Jan, 2011undisclosed amount / Seed (Lead)
Jan, 2011$50k / Seed (Lead)

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News (271)

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DateNews
May 22, 2016TechCrunch - Gillmor Gang: Rubber Room
May 7, 2016TechCrunch - Gillmor Gang: Verbal Agreement
Jan 25, 2016Mixergy Interviews - How to get the highest quality customers to your events
Dec 4, 2015TechCrunch - Gillmor Gang LIVE 12.04.15
Sep 17, 2015TechCrunch - Chat.Center Reports Really, Really, Ridiculously Good-Looking Growth
Sep 12, 2015TechCrunch - Gillmor Gang: God Only Knows
Sep 11, 2015TechCrunch - Gillmor Gang LIVE 09.11.15
Aug 29, 2015TechCrunch - Gillmor Gang: Dog Days

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