Repeat entrepreneur, occasional angel investor Founder @BLOCK::BLOCK @Tapulous @Flock @Eazel - Ran mobile games @The Walt Disney Company - Key role in Firefox 1.0 launch startups, impact, analog synths
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I’m one of the founders at BLOCK::BLOCK, a creative blockchain lab.
Before BLOCK::BLOCK, I co-founded the Mozilla Builders incubator, working with entrepreneurs, activists and students on projects and apps that make the internet more awesome. Earlier, I worked at Disney as SVP and GM for Disney Mobile, where I headed a series of App Store hits including Where's My Water and multiple Temple Run / Disney partnerships, dramatically expanding Disney's App Store presence. I was the founder and CEO of Tapulous, one of the first iPhone startups and makers of Tap Tap Revenge, the most popular music game of all times. In all, I have headed the development of 25 #1 App Store hits. I also founded the social web browser company Flock (acq., Zynga), co-founded open source desktop startup Eazel, and headed marketing and business affairs for the Firefox 1.0 launch.
A good chunk of my work has been on community projects, including helping with the launch of Full Circle Fund (tech entrepreneurs helping tackle regional problems such as homelessness) and creating Plugged In (one of the first digital divide programs, based in East Palo Alto, CA, as an Echoing Green fellow).
I have been an Entrepreneur In Residence at Doll Capital Management and have made a small number of angel investments, including in Hooked, MUBI and Sol Republic.
I was born and raised in Belgium, hold a JD from Stanford Law School. Once upon a time, Fast Company featured me as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business and one of the 10 Most Creative People in the Music Biz. I officially peaked that same year. I’ve also been featured in Advertising Age’s “2010 Creativity 50” and Newsweek’s Silicon “Valley Future Superstars”). Fast Company has also featured me as a Blast From The Past, so I’m officially over the hill.
I’m working on a few long-term projects, incl music production.