Serial Entrepreneur, Founder, Seed/Venture Investor, Co-founder, Chairman, mentor and advisor. Obsessed with the infinite realm of possibility in the digital transformation of the world. Focused on innovation and disruption in digital media/marketing, big data, machine learning, cybersecurity & blockchain. CEO of Kubient. Kubient's full stack audience advertising platform is a single point of entry for advertisers and publishers to know, reach and optimize audiences. Kubient's audience advertising platform optimizes the advertising supply-chain. Giving advertiser and media partners the data-driven power to connect their audiences, increasing return on ad-spend and inventory yield. In a transparent environment with artificial intelligence powered pre-bid ad fraud prevention. Prior to Kubient Mr. Bordes was a co-founder of oneQube, the leading digital Audience Management Platform [AMP] to build, manage and market to digital audiences. Prior to oneQube Mr. Bordes was a founder, CEO & Chairman of MediaTrust the leading real-time performance marketing exchange. During his tenure as CEO the company was the 9th fastest growing company in the United State in 2009, and he was a founding member and Chairman of the Performance Marketing Association. Mr. Bordes spent much of his career in banking and venture capital and was a founder of Mason Cabot investment bank, which specialized in early stage media and technology financing. Active angel investor and entrepreneur mentor. Ranked in the top 100 most influential angel investors in the United States and social media. Member of the Thiel Foundation 20 Under 20 Mentor Program. Founder Trajectory Capital and TruVest real estate. Serves on the Board of Directors and Advisor Boards of media and technology companies Member of the Board of Directors Beasley Media - Beasley Broadcast Group (BBGI: NASDAQ) is a public media and digital broadcast company offering music, news, sports information and entertainment to over 19 million listeners a weekly from 63 stations in 15 radio markets across the United States. Fraud.Net - The leading real-time collective intelligence fraud analytics. Eliminating e-commerce fraud with artificial intelligence big data analytics. Vice Chairman Ocearch.org - Educate. Inspire. Enable. World leader in scientific data related to tracking and biological studies of keystone marine species such as great white sharks. Chairman HoobieApp - Sync all of your social and content in one place to enhance the human connection through technology. Advisor Job.com reinventing recruiting on the blockchain. New York City Father who loves adventure travel, skiing and fishing with his son Pablo.
Collin West’s passion for supporting entrepreneurs is his ''true north'' for his work at Kauffman Fellows. Collin is a Founding Partner of Kauffman Fellows Fund (Zoom, Carta, Tally, Groww). Collin also leads the groundbreaking Kauffman Fellows VC Research Center. Previously, Collin was on the founding fund team at Correlation Ventures, the pioneering data-driven VC firm, where he led investments while bridging both the investment and analytics teams. Before Correlation Ventures, he founded businesses in digital advertising and adventure travel, and was an IT strategy consultant at Accenture. Collin holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management with an emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship. At Kellogg Collin was honored with the prestigious Four Pillars award, bestowed upon four members of each graduating class for embodying the values of the school. Collin earned his bachelor's degree at Southern Methodist University in finance, summa cum laude. An avid competitor, Collin is pictured in the Book of Guinness World Record for the first human-powered crossing of the Arctic Ocean - Collin and his team of 4 rowed a rowboat non-stop and unsupported for 41 days. However, most days Collin and his wife Sunni find themselves chasing after their twin sons and newborn daughter.
My purpose is to inspire and enable others to have transformative experiences, with the knowledge that travel can be a force for good. I believe that there is an explorer in each of us and that adventure and discovery are essential elements of the human experience. We are living in extraordinary times. Never before have meaningful experiences been more important or accessible. After college, having studied Marine Biology, and becoming a dive instructor, I realized a profound passion around sharing the world with others. Seeing firsthand the impact and joy these moments provided, I knew, early on, I had found my life's work. I spent the next decade, guiding and handcrafting adventures for others around the world. Now, I've spent almost 20 years working globally in the digital, start-up and adventure travel space helping iconic brands like Disney, REI, Backroads, and The Clymb, both build and scale, meaningful experience-based businesses. Today, I'm the CEO and Founder of MODERN ADVENTURE which exists to distill the beating heart of a brand into extraordinary content and travel experiences. I have been an active participant on Non-Profit and Start Up boards, having served on the boards of Sustainable Travel International, Young Travel Professionals, and the Adventure Cycling Association. I currently serve as the President of the Adventure Travel Association, and frequently speak at flagship events around the world. In May, I presented a TEDx talk about the transformative power of travel and investing in experiences, instead of more stuff. I also serve as Board Member, Investor, and Advisor to early and growth stage travel startups: TripGrid, Bold Betties, Sacred Rides, and Untrodden. I deeply value community, and actively invest time, and resources, in those that have the power or potential, to inspire, convene, and be catalysts for progress and change.