Leon Gomez

Leon Gomez

Our goals at MyCircles are not modest and some may call us nuts, but we intend to become the premiere online and mobile destination for social networking, online dating and professional networking.

Website: www.mycircles.com
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mycircles/
Twitter: #mycircles
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Member since April 12, 2008
MyCircles is an affinity based network that combines 3 services; Social, Dating & Professional networking. Members will have the ability to create multiple profiles, one for each Circle they join and maintain their privacy. There have been plenty of ups & downs, but MyCircles has survived through it all. There are many reasons we should have given up, but we never had it in us to quit. MyCircles is being built for users that value their privacy and do not like to be constrained to the norm of current social media sites. The motto at MyCircles is "Be Yourself" and we invite you to join us at MyCircles when we launch and Be Yourself! Quote_down
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Investor interests
Locations of interest
Credentials None
1989 University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl Public Relations
1987 University of Dayton, Dayton, Oh. Communications

I am a(n):


Companies I've founded or co-founded:
MyCircles, Media 8, Top Ten Media, Top Ten Media, PubliWeb
Companies I work or worked for:
Media 8, MyCircles, ad pepper media, prudential securities, prudential securities, allstate insurance
Achievements (products built, personal awards won):

Finalist at YouBeTheVC, Won Tech.co's South Florida Startup of the Year, Oct.

If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

I'm bursting with ideas!

My favorite startups:


Why did you start your company or why do you want to innovate inside your company?

I saw a need for a better way for people to socialize while keeping their privacy. Interest based networking and dating.

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

Frustrating to know there will always be doubters and people rooting against you.

Most rewarding is to prove naysayers wrong as you see your baby grow and prosper

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

- not thinking through idea and developing it into a real business
- giving up too soon if they have a good idea

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Never give up!
Be able to adapt
Constantly look to improve yourself, your ideas and be open to new ones

Full bio

Online professional since early 2000, been through various start-ups including GraciasDoctor.com and Ad Pepper Media. Withstood and flourished during the the online collapse of 2002.

Helped found Media 8, a multi-ethnic interactive agency in Miami, Fl. Handled direct major clients including BellSouth, Suzuki Automobiles, AutoByTel, Lane Bryant, StockGroup, others.

Built, launched and have grown MyCircles.com privately.

As a series of targeted social networks for consumers in all stages of their lives with a business model that is structured to make money $$$ and be profitale!!! WOW! what a concept...

We are currently looking to work with partners that can provide us relevant content, increased exposure, services that benefit our members and increase our registrations.

We are also positioned to work with limited investment partners in the form of angel investors, accredited investors and VC's.


Proficient online marketer and business development professional enjoys the challenges of negotiating and closing business transactions. Also direct a team of  programmers and designers to build custom platforms, e-commerce and basic web design.

Expert marketer to ethnic groups and other targeted groups that have an affinity that advertisers look for to promote new launches and other highly targeted campaigns.