Innovative Founders and Serial EntrepreneursOver the past decade we have helped unite numerous innovative founders with serial entrepreneurs that have gone on to build market leading companies. These partnerships have resulted in stronger company vision and execution. Read more about these people and their stories below.
- Peter Pezaris
- Founder & CEO, Multiply.com
Peter is a successful serial entrepreneur having founded or co-founded two Internet companies in his career. Peter was a pioneer in the Internet sports industry and co-founded Commissioner.com which was the leading Internet provider of fantasy sports games. CBS Sportsline (NYSE: CBS) acquired Commissioner.com in 1999. Peter then co-founded Multiply, which became the leading ecommerce platform in Southeast Asia prior to its acquisition by Naspers.
- Claudio Pinkus
- Former Executive Chairman, Chief Strategy Officer, Multiply.com
Claudio is a successful serial entrepreneur having founded or led three Internet companies in his career. He was the President and Chief Strategy Officer of AskJeeves which was acquired by IAC (NASDAQ: IACI). He also founded a leading software localization company that was acquired by Bowne, now RR Donnelly (NASDAQ: RRD).
- Jim Eisenstein
- Former CEO, Optasite
Jim is a successful serial entrepreneur having founded or co-founded three companies during his 30 year career. All of these companies have owned mobile tower infrastructure including American Tower (NYSE: AMT) which Jim co-founded in 1995. American Tower has grown to become the largest mobile tower company in the US with a market capitalization of $18 billion.
- Jim Ross
- Former CDO, Optasite
Jim is a successful serial entrepreneur having founded or co-founded three successful companies in the wireless industry. Jim co-founded Concourse Communications which became the leading owner of in-building wireless systems in major metropolitan transportation hubs including all of the New York City area airports. Jim also co-founded an early leader in the wireless tower industry in New England which was ultimately acquired by American Tower.
- Genevieve Thiers
- Founder, Sittercity.com
Genevieve Thiers, the oldest of seven children and two sets of twins, is the founder of Sittercity, Inc., America’s first company to take babysitting services online. A babysitter that worked her way through Boston College babysitting for over 30 families, she borrowed $120 from her dad in 2001 to buy the Sittercity.com domain name and launched the company by distributing 20,000 flyers through the city of Boston on foot, recruiting babysitters from more than 20 local colleges while working a full time job at IBM and singing opera at night.
- Martin Clifford
- CEO, Sittercity.com
Martin is a successful serial entrepreneur having founded or co-founded three companies during his 23 year career. Two of his companies were focused on the consumer Internet including Udate.com, the leading dating site in the UK which went public and was then acquired by Match.com.