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Fred Krueger

Fred Krueger

Founder, CEO at Mozart

Location
Greater Los Angeles Area
Industry
Internet
Current
  1. Minds and Machines
Previous
  1. Gradient X,
  2. Adconion Media Group,
  3. TagWorld
Education
  1. Stanford University
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Minds and Machines

Minds and Machines

Founder, Chairman

– Present

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Background

Summary

My area of expertise is consumer internet and internet advertising.

Experience

Founder, Chairman

Minds and Machines
– Present (5 years 9 months)

Minds and Machines is a publicly traded company on the london stock exchange which is operating or will be operating 25 new top level domains including .law, .wedding and .london

Founder, Chairman

Gradient X
(1 year)

Gradient X is building the next generation demand side performance platform for mobile

Founder, Director

Adconion Media Group
(7 years)

Originally, Euroclick -- a Munich, Germany based internet advertising network, which specialized in international internet inventory. Now a 700 person company with worldwide operations. The company is backed by private investors (including myself), Index Ventures and Wellington Partners.

Founder, CEO

TagWorld
(2 years 8 months)

Created a technologically advanced Social Network called "Tagworld" backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson -- featuring all kinds of innovative features (video chat, music discovery, drag and drop modular web pages). Acquired 3 Million Registered Users. Realized in 2006 that these features could not break the network effects of Myspace and Facebook -- and sold to Viacom.

Founder, CEO

iWin, Inc.
(2 years 1 month)

Created the single largest casual game destination on the Internet in 1999, with 30 Million Registered Users. Our top games were Solitaire, "Treasure Hunt" and "Extreme Lotto". Gave away 4 million dollars in prizes. The company merged with "Uproar" in 2000, then sold to Vivendi Universal in 2001. Since then the company has changed hands a few times, but remains a decent sized game aggregator.

Founder, Chairman

Traffic Marketplace
(9 months)

Traffic Marketplace was the early leader in Internet Advertising, and was until recently a top 10 ad network first owned by Vendare, then Epic Ads.

Founder, CEO

Random Noise
(1 year 11 months)

Created one the first Java web authoring applications -- "Coda", about 20 years before the technology was ready for prime time. Sold the company to Vignette in 1998. The name "Random Noise" was pretty good. The prior name "Coup d'Etat" -- not so much. Vignette ended up sky-rocketting after a shaky IPO.

Founder, CEO

Fauve Software
(3 years 5 months)

Started Fauve Software with my brother Richard in 1992. Invented the concept of "objects" or "layers" in a photo editing tool. Sold the company to Macromedia in 1995 for a decent amount of money. There was no venture capital.

Trader, Arbitrage

RBS Greenwich Capital
(2 years 8 months)

Was the most profitable trader at the firm in 1990, making the list of top paid Wall Street traders that year. Had a miserable 1991 -- gave half of it back. Decided that it was time to leave the financial business in 1992.

Trader, Arbitrage

Salomon Brothers
(3 years 3 months)

Invented an instrument called the "Currency Index Swap" which was the most profitable instrument ever conceived at the firm and eventually caused a 100 year old dutch trading company to go belly up.

Economic Analyst

Bechtel
(1 year)

Worked on the economic analysis of nuclear power plants and various energy storage schemes. Decided after Chernoble that I might want to find an alternative career.

Publications

Comments on Takiyama's Analysis of the Multithreshold Threshold Element(Link)

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Learning
November 1986

Takikama's Analysis of the Multithreshold Element is proved wrong.

Skills

  • Start-ups
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Online Advertising
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Mobile Devices
  • E-commerce
  • Angel Investing
  • Business Development
  • Product Management
  • Social Networking
  • Digital Strategy
  • Lean Startup
  • SEO
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Team Leadership
  • Team Building
  • Making Money
  • Digital Media
  • Money
  • Business Strategy
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Venture Capital
  • Facebook
  • Analytics
  • Advertising
  • Mobile Applications
  • Mobile Marketing
  • Online Marketing
  • PPC
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Education

Stanford University

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Operations Research / Statistics

My thesis -- "d-arrangements and random polyhedra" was taught as a PhD level course for 2 years, and was awarded a distinction -- the only one in the previous 10 years.

The thesis was incredibly complex, but in the end, like string theory, essentially useless.

Cornell University

BA, Mathematics

I had a 4.3 GPA in Math. Scored A+ in every single course.

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