MEVIO Board of Directors
MEVIO (Co-Founder, Chairman)
Ron Bloom is the visionary Co-Founder behind MEVIO and has, along with Co-Founder, Adam Curry, guided the company since its inception as PodShow in 2004. Ron is responsible for MEVIO's programming and revenue strategy and is Chief Strategist in securing the company's elite private investors, including venture firms Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Sherpalo Ventures, DAG Ventures and Crosslink Ventures. Ron spearheaded MEVIO's growth as one of the fastest growing sites and a Top 20 Internet Site for Music and New Media (source: comScore).
A serial entrepreneur and experienced manager in both the private and public sector, Ron has founded and operated a range of companies, including On Ramp and Think New Ideas. Recognition includes Ron being selected by Silicon Alley Reporter as one of "New York's Top 100 Internet Industry Executives" for 1998 and 1999, his firm being named "Interactive Agency of The Year" and accolades for the development of some of the most innovative websites and e-commerce solutions in the world. Ron was named "one-to-watch" by AdWeek in January 2006. He is a respected contributor, speaker and author.
In his first career, Ron was a celebrated song writer, producer, arranger and recording artist, having worked on hundreds of songs, including several Top 10 hits.
MEVIO (Co-Founder, President)
At MEVIO, Curry works on all aspects of the business, giving particular attention to acquisition and development of featured programming and talent. Adam also produces The Daily Source Code, a popular daily show, followed by an audience of millions.
In 1996 Adam served as CTO of Think New Ideas, partnering with Ron Bloom to build one of the premier Internet content and services firms. He helped build the company into a profitable global enterprise, delivering an estimated $500 million worth of online advertising from 1996 to1999. During his tenure at Think, Adam helped to develop the company's publishing, commerce, and database solutions for Fortune 100 companies, helping to define and validate the internet's role as a business accelerator. Adam was instrumental in helping the company become one of Fortune Magazine's "Top 25 Emerging Technology Companies of 1995."
Prior to his tenure at Think, Adam was a highly successful producer and broadcast personality, helping to build the MTV franchise from 1987 to 1994, both in front of and behind the camera. He has produced and syndicated programming in audio and video for entertainment networks around the globe and appears regularly as a media expert in print, radio and television. Before co-founding MEVIO, Adam established Jamby, one of the first social platforms in the Netherlands as well as building the first rich-media Network Operations Center and media distribution in Amsterdam.
Jim focuses on investments in Digital Media and Internet Services and Software and Business Services. Prior to joining Crosslink in 2002, Jim brought 20 years of technology investment banking and management experience to the firm. Jim's prior positions included Global Head of Technology Investment Banking at UBS, where he built a powerful global technology investment banking practice from scratch, Chief Operating Officer at Volpe Brown Whelan & Company, where he ran all aspects of the firm's investment banking and brokerage operations, and led the firm to record growth in revenue and market share prior to its acquisition by Prudential, and Head of Technology Investment Banking at Robertson Stephens, where he built the technology investment banking team into a leadership position in the industry.
Jim has a BA in Chemistry from Dartmouth College and a JD and MBA from Stanford University.
Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Bing is a leading thinker in entertainment. He was Chief Creative Officer of Electronic Arts (EA) from 1998 to 2008, after heading EA marketing and product development off and on since EA's founding. He joined EA in 1982 and helped write the founding business plan that attracted KPCB as an initial investor. Bing has driven EA's branding strategy with EA Sports, EA's pricing strategy for package goods and online games, and has contributed design and marketing on many EA franchises including John Madden Football, The Sims, Sim City, Need for Speed, Tiger Woods Golf, Club Pogo and Command and Conquer. Bing has been a Director at Amazon since 2003, and was a Founding Director of Audible, Inc. He is also a Trustee of the Urban School of San Francisco, and serves on the Yale President's Advisory Council. Gordon earned an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University, and a B.A. degree from Yale University.
MEVIO Advisory Board
Young J. Chung
Before joining DAG in 1999, Young worked at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division, focusing on financial analysis of mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, public and private financings, and other corporate transactions. While at DAG, he supported investments made in DAG I and II and led due diligence efforts in the early stages of DAG's venture investment strategy implementation. In 2004, Young joined Entrisphere, a DAG portfolio company, where he focused on strategic initiatives to improve gross margins and reported to the CEO. He returned to DAG in 2005. Young has a BA from Harvard College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.