Mr. Klaus is CEO of K2 Media Labs, a studio for developing mobile and technology companies. Through K2, Mr. Klaus has co-founded companies such as Sonar, FingerPrint Digital and Tracks. He is also an active seed investor
From April 2006 to the December 2009, Mr. Klaus has served as Chief Executive Officer of the online media company Music Nation, Inc. and Original Signal Recordings, a company he co-founded and led through three rounds of equity and institutional debt financings including Greylock Partners, Point Judith Capital, and LightHouse Capital Partners. Music Nation and Original Signal have signed artists such as Ingrid Michelson, Butch Walker, The Bronx, Longwave and numerous others. In 2009 the company formed a venture with Universal Music Group to distribute and market its recorded music product.
Since 2001, Mr. Klaus has been the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Fabric Group, LLC a media advisory firm with such clients as Goldman Sachs, Cheyne Capital, Institutional Venture Partners, Bertelsmann, and Yahoo! Inc., Music Match and Sony Pictures. Fabric is focused on assisting media companies launch technology services and work with content and rights holders such as record labels, music publishers and film studios. The firm has also assisted in a number of financial transactions including Yahooâ€™s purchase of MusicMatch.
Prior to 2001, Mr. Klaus was part of the founding team BrandFarm, an on-line incubator. BrandFarm launched 911 Gifts (Red Envelope) and Gold Violin. Mr. Klaus launched his career by founding Canadian based Passion Music Group, which was acquired by BMG Music in 1997.
Mr. Klaus was named as one of the top 100 Internet executives in New York by Silicon Alley Insider, a leading Internet publication and has been featured in numerous national media publications and industry panels.
Apr, 2011 - Current (over 5 years)
Sep, 2010 - Current (about 6 years)
Managing Partner and CEO
2010 - Current (almost 7 years)
Board & Advisor Roles (4)Update
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