Minds and Machines
Founder, CEO at Mozart
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My area of expertise is consumer internet and internet advertising.
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
Gradient X is building the next generation demand side performance platform for mobile
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Takikama's Analysis of the Multithreshold Element is proved wrong.
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Sales Manager at Affordable Fire Protection Company
Greater Chicago Area
Criminal Defense Attorney at The Law Office of F. Phillip Krueger
Stockton, California Area
Founder/CEO at Gradient X
Founder, Chairman & CEO at Gravity4, Inc.
CEO at Minds + Machines
President at Amobee
Founder & CEO at Flipagram, inc.
CEO Science, Former CEO of Myspace, Angel Investor, Advisor, Board Member