Janrain’s board of directors adds tremendous value to our management team and the company’s overall mission through their knowledge, connections and background in growth-stage startups.
Dan Borok joined Millennium in 2005. He focuses on investments in the consumer technology, digital media and next generation software spaces. Dan has led Millennium’s investments in Tremor Video, MarkLogic, and Yodle and is active in managing Millennium’s investments in Beachmint, DataPipe, eHarmony, Facebook, LiveOps and WildTangent. Dan was also involved in prior Millennium realizations including HauteLook (acquired by Nordstrom), PlaySpan (acquired by Visa), Requisite Technology (acquired by Click Commerce), Tellme Networks (acquired by Microsoft), and Zappos (acquired by Amazon). Prior to joining Millennium, Dan had extensive experience in digital media, and advertising technology. He was one of Google’s early employees in its New York City office. Prior to Google, Dan worked in the media division at DoubleClick. He began his professional career in the digital advertising group at J. Walter Thompson in New York. Dan received a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School with Dean’s List honors and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Vermont. He is a founding steering committee member of the New York City Venture Connection (NYCVC), the premier organization for young venture professionals in New York.
David Cremin is a founder and managing director of DFJ Frontier, a Draper Fisher Jurvetson venture capital fund focused on seed and early-stage technology companies on the West Coast. At Frontier, he leads fund management, fundraising and portfolio management efforts. He currently serves on the boards of Prolacta Bioscience, United Sample, AppleTree, Mogreet and Lottay. Prior to Frontier, he was a founding partner of Zone Ventures in Los Angeles. As an entrepreneur, he served as founder and CEO of Vis-à-Vis Entertainment, a music publishing and digital media company. He also spent several years touring as a professional musician and recording for RCA Records, Atlantic Records, Elektra Records and EastWest Records. He holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering from Stanford University.
Larry founded Janrain in 2005 to address the challenge of managing user identity on the Internet. Prior to Janrain, Larry was a co-founder of Silicon Valley startups Desktop.com, a web-based service, and Four11 Corporation. At Four11 Corporation, Larry led the development of its RocketMail product, one of the first Internet-based email systems. Four11 was acquired by Yahoo in 1997, and its RocketMail product became Yahoo! Mail. Earlier in his career, Larry did software development for Raynet, McDonnell Douglas and A.G. Edwards.
Gary is currently co-founder and CEO of TrapIt, a privately funded Internet information discovery service. Prior to TrapIt, he was president of products and technical operations at WebEx, where he was responsible for all WebEx products, including strategy, research and development, product management, network and MediaTone operations, as well as customer technical support before WebEx’s acquisition by Cisco. A 25-year veteran of the high-tech industry, Griffiths was the CEO of on-demand application company Everdream for the past six years and held senior management positions with IBM for more than 16 years. He was also the CEO and co-founder of SegaSoft Networks, one of the pioneers in interactive entertainment. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Gary served as an officer aboard nuclear fast attack submarines for five years and was an associate professor of systems engineering at the U.S. Naval Academy. Gary has a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the United States Naval Academy and a Master of Science in business administration from George Washington University. In addition to Janrain, Gary serves on the boards of directors of Silicon Graphics International (NASD: SGI), iPass Inc. (NASD: IPAS), Wildlands Inc, TimeBridge and is chairman of the board of LiteScape Technologies, Inc.
Tony is managing director of RPM Ventures in Ann Arbor, Mich. In addition to Janrain, Tony is involved on the boards of Performix; Arbor Photonics and Eden Park. Tony was previously involved on the boards of FLX Micro, ShareThis, VizionWare, and Mobius Microsystems. Before co-founding RPM, Grover was vice president at White Pines Ventures, a $100 million venture capital firm. Prior to joining White Pines Ventures, Tony was co-founder of Promotum, an Internet-based promotions, marketing and services company. Tony serves on the advisory board of the University of Michigan Frankel Commercialization Fund, a pre-seed investment fund, and co-manages the RPM-10 entrepreneurial internship. Tony previously worked for Intel Corporation and as a manufacturing engineer for Cummins Engine Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science in industrial engineering from Purdue University, and a Master of Business Administration from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Business.
Brian Jacobs founded Emergence Capital with Jason Green and Gordon Ritter in 2003. He has more than 20 years of venture capital experience, a deep national network and an in-depth understanding of how technology startups can emerge into market leaders. Prior to founding Emergence, Brian was an early General Partner at St. Paul Venture Capital, where he helped to grow the firm to one of the 15 largest venture investors in the country and led the firm’s Silicon Valley investing activities. His prior venture capital experience was at Security Pacific Venture Capital. Brian also has engineering and product development experience with Raychem, RCA, Westinghouse and Polaroid, and he holds several patents. Brian’s prior investments include market-leading technology companies such as HireRight, BigFix (sold to IBM), nQuire Software (sold to Siebel Systems), NetPerceptions (NETP), WebTV (sold to Microsoft), NextCard (NXCD), Lexar Media (LEXR), Microchip Technologies (MCHP) and many others. In addition to Janrain, Brian currently serves on the boards of Intacct, YouSendIt, InsideView and Bill.com. Brian has a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Admistration from Stanford.
Samit is a partner at Anthem Venture Partners in Los Angeles, Calif. He has been at Anthem since 2003 and previously was with a successful Anthem Portfolio company, Audyssey Labs. Samit focuses on software, Internet and technology investments. Samit received a Master of Business Administration from The University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy. He then served seven years as a nuclear submarine officer aboard the USS Nebraska (SSBN 739).