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Merrick  

Merrick is a heavily-tattooed, mononymous, and outspoken early-stage investor and serial entrepreneur. His dynamic career has come full circle over two decades — from working in the trenches as a hybrid engineer, designer, and marketer at seminal startups to founding a global advertising agency and back to his startup roots as an advisor and investor. His impact in both software and advertising can be felt around the world.

A notable but reclusive wunderkind in the early 90s, Merrick’s career includes early team or contract roles at NCSA (Mosaic), Macromedia Flash (now Adobe Flash), Urchin Software (now Google Analytics), Whitman-Hart/marchFIRST, and a few of the world’s largest advertising agencies.

In 2000, Merrick founded a design, communications and technology service agency that would become Tangible Worldwide (previously known as Lakonic). Tangible’s clients include: Walmart, T-Mobile, Gemini Spirits (Sazerac), Chillingo (EA Mobile), MTV, and AIGA. The agency was once recognized as one of the fastest growing interactive agencies in the world.

Merrick lives in Portland, OR with Auggie — the best dog in the world — where he serves as chairman of Tangible Worldwide, as well as co-founder, investor and advisor for multiple startups. He is an active advocate for the local startup scene and plans to join the elusive ranks of “Portland-based venture capitalists” in 2012.

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Company Date Round Size Participants
Skyscraper 12/2012Seed$500k13
Cloudability 12/2011Seed$1.1M7

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  1. Blog Advertising Service Skyscraper Raises $500K Seed Round Led By Howard Lindzon And Tom Peterson Of Social Leverage (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Cloudability Raises $1.1M To Help Businesses Manage And Monitor Cloud Costs (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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