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Exec Team

Blake Commagere   Founder and CEO

Blake pioneered the social gaming category by creating some of the biggest apps ever (50 Million players) on Facebook, including Zombies and Vampires and many other games. Blake was also a key member of the team that created Causes on Facebook, which has raised over $20 million for various charities. Blake was a Founder and the CTO at Ohai - a company creating a Flash MMOG. Previously, he was a Co-Founder at Mogad, Lead Engineer at Causes (Facebook Causes), Founder of a company that focused on fundraising for non-profits on MySpace, a Senior Engineer at Plaxo and the Founding Engineer of BuildForge. He sits on the Advisory Board of several companies in the Bay Area and Austin. Blake has a BA in Computer Science from Rice University.



John McCrea   Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer

John is a pioneering web entrepreneur/intrapreneur and a veteran of virtual reality. Before MediaSpike, he was founder/GM of social TV startup Tunerfish (a business unit of Comcast). Prior to that, John was VP of Marketing at social pioneer Plaxo, where he led the brand turnaround that led to the acquisition of the company by Comcast. At Silicon Graphics he was a driving force behind many web industry firsts, including the first WYSIWYG HTML editor, the first Java licensing deal, the first VRML tools, the first turnkey web server, and many others. John has an MBA from Stanford GSB and an SB from M.I.T.



Dan Dodd   Co-Founder and VP Engineering

Dan is a game industry veteran with a depth and breadth of technical experience accumulated over years of building games for practically every platform available. He started his career at Electronic Arts developing half a dozen hugely successful PC and console games before making the transition into the social and mobile space. He has built the MediaSpike engineering department from the ground up and continues to use his experience in game development and content delivery to drive forward the technical vision for the MediaSpike platform. Dan has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

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Investors

186k Ventures
500 Startups
Andreessen Horowitz
CMEA
Google Ventures
Inspovation Ventures
Raptor Ventures
Team Downey
Venture51

Advisors

Jason Beckerman
Brandon Berger
Jon Epstein
Charles Hudson
Dave McClure
Eghosa Omoigui
Shervin Pishevar
Gokul Rajaram
Naval Ravikant
Max Skibinsky