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US Military Academy - West Point, BS 1989
National Security and Public Affairs
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Anderson School of Management, MBA 1996
Finance and Entrepreneurship
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), School of Law, JD 1996
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Kelly Perdew

Perdew is the CEO of Fastpoint Games, a developer of live data-driven games for the fortune 500 brand set. Fastpoint Games’ award-winning, highly scalable platform and games-as-a-service model has powered web, social and mobile friendly games for clients including Sony Online Entertainment, Fox.com’s “American Idol”, NBA.com, NASCAR.com, Turner Digital, ABC’s “The Bachelor,” Wenner Media (US Weekly), Sports Illustrated, Bloomberg Sports, Pro Football Weekly, Sporting News, Military.com, Fox Espanol and the AVP. Fastpoint Games is a venture-backed company funded by Allen & Co., Mission Ventures, DFJ Dragon (China Fund), and Sports Capital Partners Worldwide.

Perdew was previously the President of ProElite.com, an online social network that provides tools for combat sports enthusiasts. While at the helm of ProElite.com, Perdew helped the management team raised over $40M, including more than $9M from CBS, and inked a three-year exclusive deal with Showtime for airing its mixed martial arts (MMA) fights, and televised the first network primetime MMA fight on CBS.

After winning the Season 2 of the NBC hit show, The Apprentice, Perdew served as an Executive Vice President in the Trump Organization in New York, where he managed several real estate projects and worked directly for Donald Trump for the year following the show.

Perdew has held numerous leadership positions in such companies as CoreObjects Software, MotorPride.com (Sold to TrueCar), K12 Productions, and eteamz.com (sold to Active Networks). He was the president of eteamz.com, the largest amateur sport portal on the web, and helped build the company which is now serving more than 3 million amateur sports teams as part of Active Networks. He was also a Manager at Deloitte Consulting in the Braxton Strategy Practice and served in the US Army as a Military Intelligence Officer and Airborne Ranger.

Perdew is a nationally recognized speaker on leadership, technology, career development and entrepreneurship. He earned a BS from the US Military Academy, West Point, a JD from the UCLA School of Law, and an MBA from the Anderson School at UCLA. Perdew is author of “Take Command: 10 Leadership Principles I Learned in the Military and Put to Work for Donald Trump,” that provides guidance on how anyone can develop their leadership capabilities and he donates a percentage of the royalties to the USO and was host of GI Factory on the Military Channel. He is a national celebrity spokesperson for Big Brothers/Sisters and The National Guard Youth Challenge Program.

Perdew received a Presidential Appointment to the President’s Council on Civic Participation and Service in 2006 and was re-appointed in 2008.
Perdew acts as an advisor or Board member for Parentella.com, TroopSwap.com, GatherGreen.com and The DuMont Project. He is also a mentor for The Founder Institute (http://www.founderinstitute.com/) and helps entrepreneurs launch and build companies.

Fastpoint Games Site: www.fastpointgames.com Official Blog: www.kellyperdew.com

Recent Milestones

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Social Rewards 12/2012Seed$700k3
Fliptu 3/2012Seed$175k3
TroopSwap 7/2011Angel$925k5

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  1. SEC Form D (sec.gov) [edit]
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  3. TroopSwap.com Raises $925k in Angel Funding (finsmes.com) [edit]
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