Wavii, $1M to $50M, Source: http://vator.tv/news/2013-04-26-wavii-confirms-that-its-been-acquired-by-google
UrbanTag, Undisclosed, Source: http://venturebeat.com/2012/10/16/tagged-buys-urbantag/
|1999 Harvard Business School , MBA|
I want to change the world.
It's a roller coaster. Hang on tight.
Under-estimate how tough this job is. But when it works, it's great!
1. Go big (big ideas, not just features)
2. Go fast (test, iterate, evolve quickly)
3. Hire the best
Rick has over a decade of deep experience in the consumer internet including founding 3 successful companies. In his career, he raised $58 million in VC funding from Accel Partners, Redpoint, Mayfield, August Capital, Norwest, Floodgate Fund and a dozen top tier angels.
Founder of BranchOut - the largest professional network on Facebook. Raised $49mm from Accel, Redpoint, Mayfield, Norwest and a dozen of the top angels in SV.
Prior, founded SuperFan - a profitable developer of social games and Facebook apps for top media companies like CBS, MTV, Sony, Universal, etc.
Prior, co-founded Tickle.com - the largest online personality testing site. Raised $9 million from August Capital. Grew it to be a top 20 site with 200 million registered users and almost $40 million in revenue. Sold Tickle to Monster in 2004 for over $100 million.
Education: Harvard MBA (1999) and Univ of NH (1994).