Howard Hartenbaum | for Draper Richards
Howard Hartenbaum joined August Capital in 2008. Prior to joining, he served as a General Partner at Draper Richards LP where he was the founding investor in Skype and a former member of the board of directors where his achievement resulted in his joining the Forbes Midas List of top venture capitalists.
Before entering the venture capital field, Howard was at Hughes Electronics, where he was responsible for supporting business development, marketing and sales of satellite, information security and automotive technologies developed by HRL Laboratories. He also worked in engineering positions in ergonomics and user experience at Honda Motor Company and manufacturing at Teledyne Relays.
Howard has worked overseas for a total of ten years in Luxembourg and Japan. He is a graduate of M.I.T.
Current Investments: Bubbli, Livemocha, Memolane, Luminate (formerly Pixazza), Reputation.com, and RelayRides.
Previous investments: Skype (acquired by eBay – EBAY), Photobucket (acquired by Fox Interactive Media – NWS), Bebo (acquired by AOL – TWX), Netkraft (acquired by Adea Solutions) and DimDim (acquired by Salesforce.com – CRM)
John Jarve | Menlo Ventures
John joined Menlo Ventures in 1985. Over the past 24 years, he has led Menlo’s investments in more than 40 portfolio companies, primarily in the communications, storage, semiconductor, Internet and financial technology sectors. His recent investments and board seats include: Aprius, Avere Systems, Coraid, Credit Sesame, DataXu, Librato, MobiTV, ParAccel, Parascale, PowerReviews and Zimbio. John was a lead venture investor in the following public companies that achieved successful initial public offerings: Ascend Communications (ASND, now part of Lucent), Cavium Networks (CAVM), Digital Insight (DGIN), FaxSav (EASY), iBasis (IBAS), SpectraLink (SLNK), Syntellect (SXNT, now part of Enghouse Systems) and UUNET Technologies (UUNT, now part of Verizon). John is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering) and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business (M.B.A.). He is a trustee of the Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the former chairman of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Management Board and a member of the Forbes Midas List.
Greg Stuart | Mobile Marketing Association
Greg Stuart is the global CEO of the Mobile Marketing Association overseeing all aspects of the organizations operations and growth. He is a recognized leader in digital media & advertising and was selected by Ad Age as one of “10 Who Made Their Mark” in 2006, alongside Chad Hurley and Jay-Z. Ad Age identified his book, “What Sticks: Why Most Advertising Fails and How to Guarantee Yours Succeeds,” as the “Number one of 10 books you should have read”.
He is the former CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the trade group for the interactive advertising & marketing industry. He grew the IAB’s revenues with a CAGR of 37% (overall +500%) while leading the industry from $6 billion to $17 billion in ad spending. The IAB customers included AOL, CNET, Google, Disney, NBD, Yahoo! & 400 others. Greg has more than two decades of hands-on operating experience as a proven business builder in the Digital Media and Technology arenas since 1993. He has extensive experience as CEO/Director/senior executive roles with Y&R, Sony Online Ventures, Cars.com, Flycast Ad Network and venture-backed DeltaClick.
In the last two years he has served as Advisor, Director and angel investor to venture-backed companies with $750 million in exits. In addition to serving on the Zimbio board, he has served on the Board of Rapt (Accel backed), Inc. in SF, sold to Microsoft; and Board of Allyes (Oak backed) in China, sold to Focus Media. Greg has also served on the Advisory Boards of a dozen venture-backed companies in Search, Mobile, Video, Research, & Social Media backed by Intel, Greylock, Sierra, Conway, TimeWarner, USVP, Union Square, Oak VC, DFJ, Canaan, Spark, Intel, First Round Capital and others.
Greg has a BA in Economics from the University of Washington and completed Wharton’s Advanced Management Program in 2008. He lives happily outside of New York City in Bridgehampton, NY with his wife Pamela, twin daughters and son.
Tony Mamone | CEO and co-founder
Tony Mamone serves as Chief Executive Officer for Zimbio which he co-founded with Danny Khatib in the spring of 2005. Prior to starting Zimbio, he was Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales and Operations for LookSmart, a public company focused on Internet search and advertising, where he managed a team of over 100 employees responsible for over $120 million in annual revenue. In his five years at LookSmart, he also served as vice president of products and general manager of small business sales. In these roles, he managed worldwide sales, marketing, product development, support, operations, and business development activities. Prior to joining LookSmart, Tony worked for Mercer Management Consulting advising media and communications clients.
Tony completed a Sloan Fellowship at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and holds a masters degree from Stanford, a B.E. in Engineering Sciences from the Thayer School of Engineering and a B.A. in Engineering from Dartmouth College.
Danny Khatib | President and co-founder
Danny Khatib is a co-founder and serves as President for Zimbio, where he is responsible for managing the company’s product and development activities. Prior to starting Zimbio, he spent three years at AOL Time Warner working on digital media initiatives in the Strategy and Investments group, where he focused on the broadband media segment, including online music, video, and games. While at AOL Time Warner, Danny was involved in external and internal partnership negotiations, new product and new venture planning, broadband and video technology strategy, corporate venture capital, M&A, business development and technology standards development. Danny has also held product management, business development, and finance positions with companies such as Skype, Yahoo!, Felicite.com, and UBS.
Danny holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was honored as an Arjay Miller scholar, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.