Advisors

Auren Hoffman

Auren Hoffman

Auren Hoffman is the CEO of Rapleaf. Rapleaf helps B2C companies give their consumers a better experience by providing automated search services for each consumer. From 2003–2006 Auren served as Chairman of Stonebrick Group and Chairman of the Connector Group (Silicon Valley 100).

Previously, he founded and sold three Internet companies before age 30: BridgePath (sold in 2002), Kyber Systems (sold in 1997), and GetRelevant (sold in 2002). He is the founder of the Dialog Retreat.

Hunter Walk

Hunter Walk

Hunter Walk most recently was a Product Management Director at YouTube where he led consumer product management, delivering billions of playbacks a day to the world’s largest video community. After joining Google in 2003, he has also managed product and sales efforts for Google’s contextual advertising business. Prior to this, Walk was a founding member of the product and marketing team at Linden Lab, the creators of online virtual world Second Life. Earlier, he was a management consultant and also spent a year at Late Night with Conan O’Brien, broadcasting to an audience of insomniacs, truckers and college students. Hunter has a BA in History from Vassar and an MBA from Stanford University.

Stuart Larkins

Stuart Larkins

Stuart Larkins is an Internet entrepreneur, digital marketing expert and active angel investor with more than twelve years of experience at leading Internet companies and start-up organizations. Stuart was part of the founding management team of Performics, a pioneer in affiliate and search engine marketing. Performics was acquired by DoubleClick in 2004, which became part of Google in 2008. He currently sits on the board of directors of ethology, Performline, and Trunk Club and is an advisor to BrightTag and TapMe.

Kristoper B. Jones

Kristoper B. Jones

Kris is the former President and CEO of Pepperjam, a full-service internet marketing agency and affiliate network he founded in 1999 and sold to GSI Commerce (NASDAQ – GSIC) in 2009, which was later purchased by eBay (NASDAQ – EBAY). Kris is a best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, and sought after angel investor. Kris recently founded local digital deal startup referlocal.com

Raymond Lyle

Raymond Lyle

Raymond is the former President of VigLink and was originally the CEO and co-founder of Driving Revenue, acquired by VigLink in Aug 2010. Prior to Driving Revenue, Raymond spent 5 years at Leapfrog Online (11th largest interactive marketing firm –Adage), where his efforts propelled them to 6th largest SEM firm in the country. From SEM he moved into the role of Director of Media Strategy, managing Fortune 100 clients such as Time Warner, Capital One and Comcast. Prior to Leapfrog Online, Raymond was Internet Marketing Manager of United.com and subsidiary Mypoints.com.

Murray Newlands

Murray Newlands

Murray Newlands is an author, speaker and TV host. He runs an international media agency, Influence People, based in downtown San Francisco, and has a proven track record of consistently delivering desired results to his clients.