Kevin Rose

Kevin Rose

CEO / Co-founder at North Technologies

Location
San Francisco Bay Area
Industry
Internet

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Kevin Rose's Overview

Current
  • CEO / Co-founder at North Technologies
  • Venture Partner at Google Ventures
  • Board Member at Tony Hawk Foundation
Past
Connections

320 connections

Websites

Kevin Rose's Summary

Kevin Rose is an entrepreneur and General Partner at Google Ventures. Previously Kevin founded Digg (acquired by Betaworks), Revision3 (acquired by Discovery Channel), and Milk Inc. (acquired by Google). Kevin currently serves on the board of directors of the Tony Hawk Foundation.

He has been featured on the cover of Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, and RedHerring. Kevin was named a "Top 25 Angel Investors" by Bloomberg, "Top 25 Web Celebrities" by Forbes, "Top 35 Innovators" by MIT, and "Top 25 Most Influential People on the Web" by Time and BusinessWeek magazines.

Notable angel investments:
Twitter, Fab, Square, Foursquare, Nextdoor, Blue Bottle Coffee, Facebook, OMGPOP, Zynga, Chomp, ngmoco, about.me.

Kevin Rose's Experience

CEO / Co-founder

North Technologies

August 2014Present (2 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Venture Partner

Google Ventures

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; GOOG; Internet industry

May 2012Present (2 years 5 months) San Francisco, CA

GV provides seed, venture, and growth-stage funding to the best companies — not strategic investments for Google. We’ve invested in more than 200 companies, including Uber, Nest, and RetailMeNot. We provide these companies unparalleled support in design, recruiting, marketing, and more.

Board Member

Tony Hawk Foundation

Philanthropy industry

December 2011Present (2 years 10 months)

Founder

Digg Inc.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

December 2004July 2012 (7 years 8 months) San Francisco, CA

Launched in 2004, Digg was the first social news site. Digg grew to be ranked among the top 100 websites of the world receiving over 35M monthly visitors.

Co-Founder

Revision3

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Online Media industry

September 2004May 2012 (7 years 9 months) San Francisco, CA

Revision3 is a leading internet TV network now driving over 80 million views per month with over 23 million unique viewers. In May of 2012 Revision3 was acquired by The Discovery Channel.

Co-Founder, CEO

Milk Inc.

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Internet industry

April 2011March 2012 (1 year) San Francisco Bay Area

Milk was an mobile app incubator and was acquired by Google in March of 2012.

TV Host

TechTV

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Broadcast Media industry

October 2001May 2005 (3 years 8 months) San Francisco Bay Area

Kevin produced and hosted hundreds of segments on TechTV - a cable television network available in over 45 million homes in the United States and distributing content to more than 70 countries.

Kevin Rose's Skills & Expertise

  1. Start-ups
  2. Strategy
  3. Product Development
  4. Digital Media
  5. Social Networking
  6. Venture Capital
  7. Mobile Applications
  8. Angel Investing

Kevin Rose's Patents

  • Dynamic Submission and Preference Indicator (social voting on content)

    • United States Patent 8452777
    Inventors: Kevin Rose
  • Social Content Visualization

    • United States Patent 7831928
    Inventors: Kevin Rose
  • Social Audience Voting on Content

    • United States Patent 8402374
    Inventors: Kevin Rose
  • Detecting Associates

    • United States Patent 8631015
    Inventors: Kevin Rose
  • Audience Platform (social voting on user submitted questions) I

    • United States Patent 8566725
    Inventors: Kevin Rose
  • Audience Platform (social voting on user submitted questions) II

    • United States Patent 8402374
    Inventors: Kevin Rose
  • Audience Platform (social voting on user submitted questions) III

    • United States Patent 8572492
    Inventors: Kevin Rose

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