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Chairman and Co-Founder @
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1 Investment in 1 Company
Gender:
Male
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Website:
http://www.k2medialabs.com
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Kevin Wendle is the Chairman and Co-Founder of K2 Media Labs, a development stage mobile media company building a group of category-defining mobile businesses including Fingerprint, the leading independent app maker for children.

Kevin was the first senior entertainment industry executive to make the move to the web back in 1993 and was a co-founder of CNET, one of the world's leading digital media companies. He also co-founded E! Online where he wrote the business plan and assembled the original management team. In 1999, Kevin co-founded IFILM which was sold to MTV Networks in 2006.

Kevin was also one of the six founding members of the team that launched Fox Broadcasting Company in 1986. While serving as Executive Vice President, Kevin led programming development and marketing for the new network including the development of its hit series "The Simpsons", "Married...With Children", "21 Jump Street", "In Living Color", "America's Most Wanted", "Cops", "The Tracey Ullman Show", and "Beverly Hills 90210" which was based on a concept that Kevin originated.

After leaving Fox in 1990, Kevin became President of Quincy Jones Entertainment Company where he developed and was Executive Producer of the successful NBC comedy series "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" hiring Will Smith for his first ever acting role.

An Emmy award winning producer, Kevin was named by Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of "The 101 Most Powerful People in Entertainment". In 1996 and 1997 he was named by "Websight" magazine as one of "The 100 Most Influential People on the World Wide Web" where he was listed in the top ten both times, and was also later named by Red Herring Magazine as one of the "Top 10 Entrepreneurs of 2000".

Apart from his media investments, Kevin is the owner of Hotel Esencia in Tulum, Mexico, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

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Co-Founder

Chairman and Co-Founder

Nov, 2009 - Current   (almost 7 years)
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President
1999
Oct 1, 2006
CEO
Aug, 1993
Dec, 1998
Co-Founder
1995
1998
Co-Founder, E! Online
1986
1990
EVP, Programming

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Investments (1)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Feb, 2010$1.7M / SeedPersonal Investment

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