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Ray Fortna

Ray Fortna is a serial startup entrepreneur, with over 10 years industry experience. Currently, Ray is co-founder of the Seattle startup Familiar.

After studying Computer Science at University of Washington, Ray joined Avogadro in 2001. Avogadro was part of a 100M dollar acquisition by Openwave Inc. In 2004, Ray was the first employee hired by Jobster, which grew to over 100 employees and 50M in investment.

Later, at iLike, Ray implemented the concert features across iLike, and built the initial Facebook application that fueled iLike’s growth to over 50MM users.

Additionally, Ray built the Local Concerts iPhone application that was featured in an apple commercial and was the most popular concerts application on the iPhone.

Next, Ray joined Urbanspoon where he was responsible for implementing the rebook iPad application.

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    Ray Fortna added a position as Co-Founder at Familiar. (5/1/11)
    Posted 6/23/11 at 10:54am
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    Ray Fortna added a position as Senior Software Engineer at Urbanspoon. (4/1/10)
    Posted 6/23/11 at 11:09am
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    Ray Fortna added a position as Senior Software Engineer at iLike. (4/1/07)
    Posted 6/23/11 at 11:09am
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    Ray Fortna added a position as Senior Software Engineer at Jobster. (7/1/04)
    Posted 6/23/11 at 11:09am
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    Ray Fortna added a position as Senior Software Engineer at Openwave Mobility. (1/1/01)
    Posted 8/7/13 at 8:30pm
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    Ray Fortna added a position as Software Engineer at Avogadro. (12/1/00)
    Posted 6/23/11 at 11:09am
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    Ray Fortna added a position as Senior Software Engineer at Unwired Planet.
    Posted 6/23/11 at 11:09am

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