James Currier is an Entrepreneur and Investor in Silicon Valley. He was an early proponent of social media and growth systems, and founded Tickle in 1999. Tickle grew to 80 employees, nearly 200 million registered users, and $38 million in revenue before selling to Monster in 2004.
In 2007, with Stan Chudnovsky, James founded Ooga Labs to incubate digital networks and marketplaces.
In 2008, Ooga spun out WonderHill, a casual games company, which was funded by CRV and Shasta. WonderHill's biggest game was Dragons of Atlantis. Wonderhill grew to $60M in revenue and merged with Kabam in 2010.
In Dec 2010, Ooga spun out Jiff, a secure network and marketplace for connecting the mobile health ecosystem to the heath care industry. Jiff was funded by Ooga, Aberdare Ventures, and Aeris Capital.
In 2012, Ooga spun out IronPearl to build software tools and methodologies to create growth for networks and marketplaces.
James is now an Advisor to networks and marketplaces like like Wanelo, Angelist, Poshmark, Scripted, Jiff, Goodreads, PandoDaily, etc.
Mar 1, 2015 - Current (over 1 year)
Co - Founder & Chairman
Dec, 2010 - Current (almost 6 years)
Co - Founder & CEO
2007 - Current (almost 10 years)
|Dec, 2014||Change.org||$25M / Series C||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2013||Life On Air, Inc||$3M / Series A||Ooga Labs|
|Sep, 2013||Health Gorilla||$500k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2013||Scripted.com||$4.5M / Series A||Ooga Labs|
|Apr, 2013||CompStak||$4.45M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2012||Wanelo||$3M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2011||Fundly||$2M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2010||BranchOut||$6M / Series A||Ooga Labs|
|Jul, 2010||Spot||$1.4M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|May, 2010||The Extraordinaries||$1.1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2007||Goodreads||$750k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2007||RepairPal||undisclosed amount / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Oct, 2006||Maya's Mom||$1M / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2004||Flickr||undisclosed amount / Undisclosed||Personal Investment|
|Jun 22, 2016||PRWeb Sitemap - Norwest Venture Partners Supports $3 Million Seed Round in kwik|
|Mar 2, 2016||StrictlyVC - StrictlyVC: March 2, 2016|
|Mar 1, 2016||StrictlyVC - NFX Guild Just Graduated 16 Startups: Here They Are|
|Feb 25, 2016||Seeing Both Sides - Why Every Company Needs a Growth Manager|
|Feb 25, 2016||Seeing Both Sides - 1 posts from February 2016|
|Feb 22, 2016||PRNewswire UK All - Riddle Launches Viral Content Marketplace for Creators and Publishers|
|Feb 1, 2016||#500strong - Marketing Hell Week is Here [DAY 1]|
|Jan 19, 2016||Inc.com - This Company's Technology Makes It Easier to Stay Healthy at Work|
Upcoming Event Appearances (1)
November 04, 2016 - November 04, 2016
8:00am - 6:30pm
Mission Bay Conference at UCSF , 1675 Owens Street, San Francisco, California, United States
Join the biggest names in growth marketing to learn cutting edge strategies & tactics for IGNITING your online marketing and distribution.