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9 Investments in 8 Companies
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Male
Location:
Los Angeles
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Ross Levinsohn serves as Executive Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of Scout Media, a multi-channel, male-focused media network owned by The Pilot Group. He also serves on the Boards of Mobile Advertising Concern Millennial Media, and ZEFR, a SAAS technology business.

Levinsohn has long been at the intersection of technology, media and finance. Best known for his leadership roles at Yahoo and Fox, he has helped build and operate both small and large-scale businesses and invested in more than thirty companies as both an executive and financier.

At Yahoo, Levinsohn served as Interim CEO and Head of Global Media. Prior to being named to that post, he was Executive Vice President of the Americas region. In this role, he was responsible for company’s largest territory, including oversight of advertising sales, business development, partnerships, marketing and media, which generated more than $3 billion of revenue.

Levinsohn spent six years at News Corporation, serving as the President of Fox Interactive Media, where he was responsible for the day-to-day operations, strategy and acquisitions that helped transformed the company into a leader in digital media. Before being named to that post he served as Senior Vice President of Fox Sports Interactive Media. He left in 2005 and co-founded Fuse Capital, an investment and strategic equity management firm focused on investing in and building digital media and communications companies.

Levinsohn has held senior management positions with AltaVista, an early pioneer and leader in search, CBS Sportsline where he oversaw all content and development for the top rated sports site, and HBO.

Levinsohn most recently served as CEO of Guggenheim Digital Media where he focused on iDIGITAL Investments for the global asset management firm with more than $180 billion under management. Additionally, he oversaw its media assets for Guggenheim’s Prometheus Global Media, which includes The Hollywood Reporter, Billboard, Adweek and the Clio Awards.

Levinsohn holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from The American University and currently sits on the Boards of the Tribune Company, Millennial Media, Zefr, and the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE). He also serves as Executive Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of Scout Media, a multi-channel, male-focused media network owned by The Pilot Group.

Jobs (10)

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Vice President, Programming
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Co-Founder
Jan 5, 2012
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CEO
Nov 1, 2010
Aug 1, 2012
Executive Vice President of the Americas
2010
2012
Interim CEO and Head of Global Media
2008
2010
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Mar, 2005
Dec, 2007
President
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2006
President, Fox Interactive Media, SVP/GM Fox Sports Interactive Media, SVP, News Digital Media
1999
2000
Vice President & General Manager
1990
1996
Director, Production and Marketing Enterprises

Investments (9)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Feb, 2016$18M / Series BPersonal Investment
Feb, 2016$25M / VenturePersonal Investment
Sep, 2015$1.2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Dec, 2014$4.1M / Series APersonal Investment
Apr, 2014$2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Nov, 2012$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Jun, 2009$2.49M / Venture (Lead)
Mar, 2008$2.75M / Series A (Lead)
Feb, 2008$13M / Series B (Lead)

Education (1)

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