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Harvard Business School, MBA



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Shelby Bonnie

Shelby Bonnie is CEO of Whiskey Media, an online publisher that builds topical Websites, including, and

Prior to Whiskey Media, he co-founded CNET in 1993 with Halsey Minor. He resigned from the positions of chairman and CEO in October 2006 following a stock options backdating scandal that took place between 1996 and 2003. He was later completely exonerated and continued to serve as director of CNET Networks until March 2007.

Before CNET, Bonnie worked for Tiger Management Corporation, Lynx Capital, and Morgan Stanley.

He received a BS in Commerce from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Whiskey Media 12/2009Venture Round$2.5M1
Whiskey Media 3/2009Angel$1.5M1
Thismoment 9/2008Venture Round$3M4
Dizzywood 2/2008Series A$1M2
Automattic 10/2005Series A$1.1M7



  1. We’ve raised a bit of money ( [edit]
  2. Whiskey Media Quietly Growing, Innovating With Former CNET Team ( [edit]
  3. Former Yahoo/CNET-er Broady Launches ThisMoment; Gets $3.5 Million Funding ( [edit]
  4. Dizzywood Takes $1 Million Series A ( [edit]
  5. Automattic Raised $1.1M Last October ( [edit]
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