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Michael is co-founder and investor of Nimble Collective, a company he created with academy award winning creative and technology visionaries to revolutionize the $90 billion animation content market. Nimble is building a game changing cloud-based, end-to-end platform and community where members develop and distribute their own content.

A skilled CEO and marketing executive, Michael Howse's career spans more than 20 years with expertise in cloud services, consumer technology, interactive entertainment, and mobile applications. Prior to co-founding Nimble Collective, Michael served as CEO of Bigfoot Networks. He joined Bigfoot when it had launched the first Killer NIC gaming products (with a $6M burn rate) and transformed the business into a cloud service and product platform for home networks and carriers. Delivering 40x growth over three years, the Company was profitably acquired by Qualcomm.

Prior to Bigfoot Networks, Howse was an Entrepreneur in Residence at U.S. Venture Partners. He subsequently served as CEO and President of PacketHop, the leader in intelligent wireless video networks and peer-to-peer mobile applications. As a marketing executive, Howse was integral in creating the 3D graphics category for mainstream consumers while serving in executive roles at Creative Labs, S3 and 3dfx. As senior vice president of marketing and business development at 3dfx, he conceived and executed the strategy that increased revenue from $20 million to more than $400 million in three years by creating one of the PCs first major gaming brands with the "Voodoo" line of products. Howse was named "Marketer of the Year" in Marketing Computers Magazine / Brandweek and received an Interactive Academy of Arts & Sciences Award, along with other numerous marketing and product awards.

Michael launched his career in the entertainment industry as a manager and concert promoter working with the Beach Boys, Moody Blues, Ziggy Marley, Warrant, and Frank Zappa amongst others.

He is an Executive Board Member of the UCLA Venture Capital Fund.

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Founder & Investor

2014 - Current   (over 2 years)

Executive Board Member

2012 - Current   (over 4 years)
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Company
2011
2012
Senior Executive Advisor
2008
Oct 1, 2011
CEO & President
2003
2007
CEO & co-founder
2001
2003
Entrepreneur In Residence
1998
2000
Senior Vice President, Marketing & Business Development

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