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Kevin Donahue

Kevin Donahue is an entrepreneur, angel investor and advisor to early-stage companies. Currently, he is the co-founder of Epic!, the first all-you-can-read e-book service built specifically for school-aged readers. Before founding Epic!, Donahue worked at Google in Strategic Partnerships and was a member of YouTube’s original team, serving as Vice President of Content.

As part of YouTube’s senior management team, Donahue was head of marketing and led content partnerships, successfully establishing and managing YouTube’s earliest partnerships with major entertainment and media companies. At YouTube, Donahue helped shape the company’s early content strategy and spoke on behalf of the company at conferences and in publications including Newsweek, Forbes and The New York Times.

Prior to YouTube, Donahue was Director of Business Development at start-up, Akimbo Systems, an Internet-to-TV video on demand platform. Prior to Akimbo, Donahue was co-founder and Vice President of Product, then Vice President of Business Development for home page community start-up, Urbanite Network, Inc. Prior to Urbanite, Donahue led a large team at Turner New Media (Turner Broadcasting, Inc.), where he designed, launched and managed Cartoon Network’s web presence, working closely with world-class creative talent and developing innovative content around classic cartoon brands. Prior to Turner, Donahue was a producer with Disney/ABC Television’s Multimedia Group where he designed and managed ABC’s first online community for kids, creating award-winning games and educational content. Donahue began his career in television with DIC Entertainment and has written and developed series programming for Disney, ABC, Fox, Cartoon Network and others.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Assembly 2013Seed1
Pindrop Security 5/2012Seed$1M8
Zillabyte 4/2012Seed3
Fight My Monster 3/2012Seed$2.1M6
Spool 1/2012Venture Round$1M5
ChickRx 12/2011Seed2
Playdek 9/2011Seed$655k7
Mashape 4/2010Angel$101k3
RelayRides 11/2009Angel$600k1

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  2. Pindrop Security Raises $1M From Andreessen Horowitz To Detect And Block Phone Fraud (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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  4. Fight My Monster Borrows From The Angry Birds Playbook – Merchandise And Movies Up Next? (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  5. SPOOL RAISES $1 MILLION IN FINANCING (blog.getspool.com) [edit]
  6. ChickRx recruits doctors and helpful sexperts for its health platform Read more at http://venturebeat.com/2012/07/11/chickrx-recruits-doctors-and-helpful-sexperts-for-its-health-platform/#rh5kTooDJABIzXSw.99 (venturebeat.com) [edit]
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  8. The Italian entrepreneur who moved his team and got funded in 19 days (eu.techcrunch.com) [edit]
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