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Twitter@pud

Degrees

Syracuse University, BS 1997
Information Management and Technology

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Philip Kaplan

Philip Kaplan (@pud) is a programmer and entrepreneur in San Francisco, CA. He is the founder of Fandalism (social network for musicians), TinyLetter (email service provider, acquired by MailChimp), Blippy (venture-backed social commerce company), and AdBrite (a large Internet ad network). He also developed several iPhone apps, including the best selling “Punch Your Friends.”

In 2010, Philip was entrepreneur-in-residence at Charles River Ventures. Philip founded and sold several other businesses including F-ckedcompany.com and PK Interactive, a software company that developed web-based applications for Fortune 500 clients. Philip is the bestselling author of F’d Companies: Spectacular Dot-com Flameouts (Simon & Schuster). He is an active angel investor and advisor to numerous startups and has been on the Board of Advisors of Syracuse University since 2006.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
FOBO 10/2013Seed$1.6M19
9GAG 7/2012Seed$2.8M5
Milk 4/2011Angel$1.5M25
Beautylish 11/2010Angel$1M2
BranchOut 9/2010Series A$6M17
Blippy Social Commerce 1/2010Angel$1.73M10

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Sources

    Charles River Ventures Hires That FuckedCompany Guy (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    Techcrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  1. AngelList (angel.co) [edit]
  2. 9GAG releases mobile app, raises $2.8M to spread giggles like the flu (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  3. Milk Completes $1.5 Million Angel Round, Packed with Valley Names (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Beauty Commerce Site Beautylish Struts With $1M From Angels (fis.dowjones.com) [edit]
  5. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. techcrunch.com [edit]
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