18 Investments in 15 Companies

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Formative company advisor & angel investor, 2003 to the present.

Experience includes: Board Member at Marin Software; Co-founder & Chairman at Recurrent Energy; CEO & COB at Work.com; SVP & GM at [email protected], SVP Sales & Marketing, Netcom.

Successful exits of portfolio companies include: Sugar Media, TravelPost, Trovix, Recurrent Energy & WWCOMs.

Investments & engagements include: Marin Software, Sugar, Inc., COLOURlovers, Vizu, Revision3, incentalign, Starmaker Interactive, SeniorHomes, LawPivot, BoostCTR, Apportable, Parse.ly, Close.ly & RethinkDB.

Areas of greatest engagement: product marketing, distribution strategies, revenue generation, financing, organizational structure & leadership guidance.

Don built @Home's business-focused @Work division into a leading provider of internetworking services, garnering over 5,000 new business accounts & over $45M in recurring revenues (1997 through 1999).

As Netcom's SVP for Sales & Marketing, Don drove revenues from under $2M to over $120M. With the company founder and CFO, he successfully marketed the company's December, 1994 public offering, making Netcom the first 'pure-play' Internet venture to go public. (1994 through 1996)

Don also served as Chairman and CEO of Work.com, a business information and services portal that attracted over one million unique users, $10 million in annual revenue, and a Media Metrix Top 10 B2B ranking before being sold (2000-2001)

Don invested in, advised, and served on the boards of other internet ventures, including Critical Path (IPO), Exodus (IPO), Raindance Communications (IPO) and Zengine (IPO) (2000-2003)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Aug, 2014undisclosed amount / VenturePersonal Investment
Mar, 2014undisclosed amount / Convertible NotePersonal Investment
Aug, 2013$5.23M / Series APersonal Investment
May, 2013$2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Feb, 2013$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2012$225k / SeedPersonal Investment
Aug, 2012$2M / SeedPersonal Investment
Apr, 2012undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2012$1M / SeedPersonal Investment
Sep, 2011$810k / Debt FinancingPersonal Investment
Aug, 2011$1.4M / SeedPersonal Investment
May, 2011$1.1M / AngelPersonal Investment
Dec, 2010$800k / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2009$230k / AngelPersonal Investment
Feb, 2006$1M / Series APersonal Investment
Jan, 2006$700k / Series APersonal Investment
Jun, 2005undisclosed amount / SeedPersonal Investment
Jan, 2004$2M / SeedPersonal Investment

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