Hello, I’m Brian. I’m the founder and ceo of Visible Measures, a leading content advertising company that has raised over $70mm in venture capital, headquartered in Boston, MA. I am also the Founder and Chairman of Mustbin, a venture-backed mobile startup. I believe that entrepreneurs (and startups) should be “hungry yet humble” as they attack opportunities and markets.
I have been a member of 8 startups, 4 of which I helped to start. All of them (with the exception of Visible Measures which I am working on now and MustBin which I just started) have either gone public, been acquired, or grown to profitability. Some highlights: I was early and “lowest-on-the-totem-pole” at Allaire Corp, which eventually went public and was acquired by Macromedia (now Adobe). I left Allaire to co-found a web CRM company called Cambridge Intelligence; it was acquired by MSGi (a CMGi company). I then co-founded an internet collaboration software company called Creative Aspects which was acquired by Medsite (now WebMD). I later started a web development firm called Infraweb, which made an XML-based content management platform. I then went to grad school at MIT and Harvard. While there, I started Visible Measures, and I got involved very early with 2 biotech startups: Sirtris Pharma (IPO, acquired by GSK) and Magen Biosciences (acquired by PPD). Also while in grad school, I interned for Goldman Sachs, where I met some amazing folks who helped me get Visible Measures off the ground. <— Lessoned learned: Advisors really help you! Mentors have been everything to me in terms of helping me grow throughout my life and I am so grateful.
I have also been very fortunate to have been an advisor to and/or investor in a several startups and organizations including Hubspot, Lookery, Dynomedia, General Catalyst Partners, Shareaholic, Kibits, Misfit Wearables, NextView Ventures, the 12×12 Program (twelvebytwelve.org), Techstars, the MIT Entrepreneurship Center (now Trust Center), the Tufts Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, Disruptor Beam, Mapkin, Bedrock Data, Collaborate (Cisco), Tablelist, Drifft, Kinsights, Nimble, and many others.
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I went to undergrad at Tufts University and earned my MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management (and didn’t finish a masters with Harvard). My goal in life is to be a good teammate, husband, friend, and father.