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Gender:
Male
Location:
San Francisco
Website:
http://rafer.net
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Scott Rafer is the Advisor at Technicolor Ventures since July 2014. After 20 years running software startups, Scott is focusing on being the sidekick to a few great founders in marketing automation, marketplace seller services, and e-commerce delivery. There is a business plan at the intersection of those three burning in his brain, but he's got that under control for now.

Startup-wise, Scott was most recently Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Nanigans, which is pioneering the SaaS evolution of media buying with its predictive lifetime value SaaS platform.

Until its 2013 acquisition by Nanigans, Scott ran Lumatic, where the team believed that cities are humanity's future -- so they'd better get a lot easier to love. We made smartphone maps for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit users. Lumatic was preceded by Lookery, one of the first ad networks on Facebook, portions of which were sold to Adknowledge in 2008; and MyBlogLog, a social network of bloggers, which Yahoo! acquired in 2007. The list goes downhill from there for a decade.

Before most of the startup work, Scott headed-up the Internet products group at Kodak Hollywood, worked in investment banking at Needham & Company.

Scott graduated from the Management of Technology Program at the University of Pennsylvania.

Scott is also Co-Founder and a Member of the Board of Directors at Mashery (acquired by Intel), ShopPad, Boomset, Boostable, Delivr and Zemanta. Check out @rafer and rafer.net for more.

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Co-Founder

Sep, 2009 - Current   (about 7 years)

Co-Founder

May, 2006 - Current   (over 10 years)
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Company
Sep, 2013
Apr, 2014
SVP - Corporate Development
Jan 14, 2011
Jan, 2013
Founder & CEO
Jul, 2007
Nov, 2009
CEO
Mar, 2006
Mar, 2007
CEO
Oct, 2003
Sep, 2005
President & CEO
Sep, 1998
Feb, 2001
Founder & CEO
Aug, 1997
Aug, 1998
President

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