Justin Siegel, Co-Founder & CEO
Justin is an experienced mobile entertainment executive who has successfully started and built several consumer product companies. As co-founder and chief executive officer at MocoSpace, he has taken the company from an idea to an industry leading, profitable business.
Prior to MocoSpace, he was co-founder and chief executive officer of JSmart Technologies, a leader in mobile games and entertainment. Justin built the company into one of the top publishers and developers in the United States before it was acquired by the SK Group in 2004.
Justin holds a BA in Sociology, and an MA in French Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Jamie Hall, Co-Founder, President & CTO
Jamie is a mobile entertainment and technology veteran, with a proven track record delivering innovative consumer software products, services, games and social communities using cutting-edge mobile technologies. As co-founder of MocoSpace, he leads the company's product development and technology initiatives.
Previously he was co-founder of JSmart Technologies, an early pioneer in the mobile games & entertainment industry, where he led the development of an extensive portfolio of casual and social games and entertainment products across a wide range of mobile technologies. He oversaw JSmart's sale in 2004 to the SK Group.
Jamie holds a BA in Mathematical Economics from Tufts University, and an MBA from Tel Aviv University.
Itai Berger, Chief Software Architect
Itai is a highly skilled software engineer with extensive experience architecting and leading the development of state of the art, high volume mobile applications and platforms. Before joining MocoSpace, Itai worked in several startups, where he led the design, development and successful launch of their products.
He holds both a BSc and MSc in Computer Science from the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya, Israel.
Ben Perry, Senior Vice President of Monetization
Ben is a veteran online advertising and marketing professional with over ten years of experience in fast-growing companies. He came to MocoSpace from iProspect, one of the leading search engine marketing firms, where he started their successful paid search practice. At iProspect, he consulted with Fortune 500 companies to help them build strategies for their organic and paid search marketing efforts.
Ben holds several degrees in psychological disciplines, including a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, and his work has been published in peer-reviewed professional journals as well as business publications.
When he's not monetizing traffic, Ben enjoys traveling, movies and making homemade limoncello. He lives north of the city with his wife and son.
Andrew Chen is a blogger and startup executive focused on advertising and social media. He writes the blog Futuristic Play and was most recently an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Mohr Davidow Ventures (MDV), a Silicon Valley-based firm with $2B under management. At MDV, Andrew pursued initiatives in digital media and advertising and helped source internet investments for the firm.
Prior to MDV, Andrew was director of product marketing at Audience Science, where he co-founded the ad network business and was instrumental in growing the network to thousands of websites with over 5 billion ads served per month. He also led teams to handle the company's initiatives around MySpace and Yahoo, two of Audience Science's most strategic partners. In addition, Andrew played key roles in winning the company's initial brand advertising clients, which now include dozens of top-tier publishers including AOL, IAC, ESPN, Washington Post, among others.
Andrew holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington.
Raghav "Rags" Gupta is Vice President of Business Development for Brightcove, based in London. For the past few years, Rags has been responsible for expanding Brightcove's sales, partnerships and marketing footprint in Europe. One of Brightcove's earliest employees, Rags has worked on a number of strategic initiatives for the company, including the growth of its platform business in the U.S., the setup of its music industry vertical, and its relationship with distribution partners, among others.
Prior to Brightcove, Rags served as the COO / General Manager of Live365, the user-created Internet radio network, helping to turn around the company after the dot-com implosion into a profitable webcasting service with thousands of channels and millions of users. Besides Brightcove, Rags also works with digital media entrepreneurs and VCs via mentoring forums like Seedcamp, and is also an advisor/angel investor in startups such as 8tracks and Quorus. Rags has frequently spoken at digital media industry events in the U.S., Europe and Asia, and has written for industry publications such as GigaOm and DigitalMusicNews. Rags holds a degree from Princeton University where he majored in Operations Research. He can be found online on his blog, http://www.ragsgupta.com
or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ragsgupta
Dan Huddle is the CTO of Xanga.com, a company he co-founded in 1999 with the goal of connecting people using community and content. Dan's efforts at Xanga helped it become a leader in the emerging category of blogs which propelled the site to 40 million accounts.
Prior to Xanga, Dan worked at The Motley Fool (www.fool.com), a leading personal finance site, where he built out the community features of the website that allowed it to migrate from the closed AOL platform to the web. Dan attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studied Computer Science.