Chris is a founding partner of Transmedia Capital, an early stage venture fund focused on capital efficient companies that provide technology and services for digital media, entertainment, content publishing, gaming, mobile apps and online advertising. Recent investments include: Wish, Domo, Percolate, Snap, Genius, Scan, TalkIQ, Kickback, Alpha, Superphone, Lively, Mystery Science and Facebook. Chris was also the founder of KickLabs, one the top rated technology accelerators in the world. Chris has been on the forefront of emerging technologies since the commercialization of the web. In 1997 he co-founded AdAuction, the first online media exchange; the precursor to auction based and dynamic pricing platforms for online media. Chris was instrumental in restructuring business strategies for marketing and lead generation companies GetRelevant (acquired by Lycos), and Aptimus (acquired by Apollo LLC). He launched the first online independent yellow page directory, automated coupon platform, RSS advertising and content syndication system, and helped develop the first peer to peer ad delivery system. He received Ad Age's prestigious i20 award for his contributions to the development of interactive marketing and advertising. Chris has been an active adviser and investor in emerging companies for the past twenty years. He was a seed investor in Omniture, the webs leading analytics company (IPO 2006), acquired by Adobe in 2009. Chris spent more than ten years at Reebok International where he held management positions in sales and marketing and also owned one of the first sports retail chains in Southern California. For twenty years, Chris was distance runner completing multiple marathons and ultra marathons. Today he is a fitness junkie, golfer, and skier. Chris co-founded The Last Mile with his wife Beverly, a program that helps bridge the gap between the nation's penal system and the technology business sector. The Last Mile was first launched at San Quentin State Prison, and is in multiple correctional facilities throughout California. Chris lives in San Francisco, with his wife and business partner, Beverly. They are focused on fitness and a sustainable lifestyle. They are GS Warrior fans and spend their chill time in Jackson Hole, WY.
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Gennadiy Vasyukov is a serial technology entrepreneur and venture investor. He has launched dozens of internet-projects in the markets of Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and European Union countries such as Poland, the Czech Republic, Spain, the Netherlands, France, Cyprus, and continues to invest in this direction. He owns and operates companies in the different business areas such as e-commerce, FinTech, EdTech, BigData, machine learning, AI. In the same time, Gennadiy is a senior business manager with more than 20 years’ experience in law, IP rights, business development and consultancy. He used to working on large projects covering multiple sites and countries, and able to manage, motivate and developing successful and productive teams. From 2006 till 2011 Gennadiy Vasyukov was a Supervisory Board Member at Global Spirits Holding (ТМ “Khortitsa”, “Shustov”, “Morosha”, “Blagoff”, “Medovukha”, “Oreanda”) - the largest alcohol holding in the Eastern Europe, which turnover in 2010 was about $1b. In 2010, Gennadiy co-founded a law company «Vasyukov, Ostapyuk & Partners» with offices in Ukraine and USA. In 2012, Gennadiy co-founded the International Internet Holding «Universal Commerce Group». The holding includes more than 25 projects in such areas as E-commerce, Price Comparison, Marketplaces, Job, Recruiting, Automotive, Real Estate, Healthcare, Digital Marketing, Lead Generation, Media and others. Main projects are Aport, Price.ua, Trud.com, Vcene, Modasto. In 2014, Gennadiy co-founded WAYFORPAY. It is the online payment system with 3-D Secure technology that is licensed by the National Bank of Ukraine, National Commission for Financial Markets Regulation and also has the license of the National Bank of the Czech Republic, with a right of electronic money emission. The Company has offices in Ukraine and in EU countries (Latvia and the Czech Republic). In 2018, he has launched a new non-profit project Noblest.org – portal of personnel search for non-profit organizations all over the world. Gennadiy received a PhD in Public Finance and Master of Public Administration and authored the thesis «Provision of Financial Autonomy of Local Self-Government» and 11 research papers. He was rated a candidate master by the Ukrainian Chess Federation and is the prizewinner of Ukrainian judo tournaments.
Andrew Levy is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Strategy Officer at Apteligent. Previously, he co-founded AdThrow. Levy was a Co-Founder and serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Crittercism. Levy is also the co-founder of competitivecoverage.com, an insurance marketing and lead generation company. Previously, Levy was an HP engineer working on enterprise data warehousing software. At HP he led teams specializing in agile programming methodologies and advocating rapid product iterations. Prior to HP, Levy worked for FedCentric, a government consulting startup in the defense and intelligence space, Silicon Graphics Federal, Northrop Grumman, and Computer Sciences Corp. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University.
In 2002, I started selling products online and built a 8 figure revenue business from 2006 to 2014 selling on Amazon, our company website, and other platforms. The company I owned generated over $9 million in revenue in 2014 on Amazon alone. This helped land us on the INC 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in the country from 2010 through 2014. After selling in 2014, I started consulting with various startups and established businesses on B2B/B2C lead generation, growth hacking, MVP Development, strategic partnerships, operations, marketing, application development, and selling strategies for Amazon. My goal is to share what I have learned to help you grow/develop your e-commerce business. I offer a comprehensive all-in-one e-commerce consultant, coaching, or management services. My services range from helping you start your business and develop your first product, to improving and growing your already existing online company. I use industry leading software & partnerships for maximum automation benefits. I also can implement these services into your business processes. I will help you break through the bottlenecks, save time, and increase your cash flow. To ensure a personal touch, you will always deal directly with me. Best, Nathan Gisvold
Seasoned Digital Marketing Expert having more than 15 years of experience in delivering online business solutions and exceptional digital marketing results for companies worldwide combining commercial thinking with technical brilliance in Lead Generation, Social Media, Programmatic Advertising, Targeted SMS & Email Marketing, website design and development, search engine optimization and pay per click, content generation, online communications. #ceo #marketing #advertising #digital #social