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Richard Sussman

Nordic Eye

Richard Sussman is a veteran venture capitalist, serial entrepreneur and seasoned executive with 20 years’ experience as a founder, board member, advisor and investor. His background spans numerous VC-funded, early stage and globally-traded companies all with market caps above $100M. Sussman is a proven builder of big business whose passions include monetization, transformative innovation, and disruptive content, products, services and technologies that change the way consumers interact with brands, companies and devices. Among his previous ventures include executive roles with The Nielsen Co., IPG Mediabrands, TiVo / Rovi Corporation and Tribune Media / Gracenote. Earlier in his career, Sussman was CEO and founder of GorillaExchange, Inc., a web 2.0 social entertainment, virtual currency platform, as well as CEO and co-founder of two .com 1.0 ventures: StreamExchange, Inc. and Quickflicks.com. StreamExchange was the first technology service provider that enabled global advertisers to embed television-style commercials into targeted streaming content over the Internet and Quickflicks.com was the first streaming content search engine with 30,000+ video titles. All entities had respectable exits. Sussman is often interviewed and profiled on the state of technology by media publications such as Los Angeles Business Journal, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, CNBC and The Los Angeles Times. He is often seen speaking at industry events such as the Goldman Sachs’ Special Situations Group, Digital Hollywood, Digital Analytics Association, Venture Capital Symposiums and the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). He also speaks at various Private Equity firms and is an occasional Guest Lecturer at UCLA's Anderson School of Management MBA program. He is a recipient of numerous industry awards, including the two-time recipient of ARF’s Great Mind Award, Nielsen’s Best of the Best Award. Sussman is originally from London, England. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1990. He was raised in Los Angeles, studied and worked in Germany, South Africa and Switzerland. Sussman is a graduate of The Harvard Business School and a devoted husband and father of two children who enjoy spending time together skiing and traveling. Board member to: SHIFT, Inc. - Los Angeles - Sold to Brand Networks Weblife, Inc. - Los Angeles - Sold to Proofpoint BIScience, Inc. - Tel Aviv Blip Technologies Inc. (Carblip) - Los Angeles EYP Ventures, Inc. (Exploringyourpotential.com)



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