I’m an entrepreneur, board member and investor focused on digital entertainment, media and commerce. Currently, I’m a co-founder of Pluto.TV, a free online video service that serves nearly 100 curated channels 24/7 across any device. I’m also a founding board member at Smule (a mobile music creation community with popular apps like Magic Piano, Autorap and Sing) and a board member at Trunk Club (a hand-selected clothing service for guys). Additionally, I’m an investor and advisor in a variety of start-ups.
Until 2012, I was CEO of Threadless, a crowdsourced art community and e-commerce company best known for its graphic t-shirts, where I’m still a board member today. I also served as a board member of Threadless’ sister company Society6 until it was acquired by Demand Media in 2013. Earlier in my career I served as senior vice president of digital at EMI Music (one of the major music companies) and helped build Virgin Mobile USA (a youth-focused mobile operator), eMusic (an independent digital music retailer) and Cductive (a digital music retailer I co-founded and sold to eMusic).
I’m originally from the New York City suburbs. I attended Dartmouth College as well as INSEAD in France. Today, I live in Los Angeles with my wife, son and two French Bulldogs. Aside from the intersection of the arts and technology, my interests include foreign languages, electronic music and hoppy American craft beer. Occasionally, I dust off my records and mp3s and perform enthusiastically but poorly as DJ White Chocolate.