IGOR SHOIFOT, chairman

Igor is a high-tech industry veteran who launched and ran 11 startups. Co-founded and ran Fotki.com, world's largest indi photo site (5M users, 2B photos), was CEO of Microsoft WebTV's largest entertainment portal, Epsylon Games (over 70 games, over 5% of total WebTV traffic), launched profitable start-ups in games, education, VOD, VoIP and publishing, founded and sold virtual internship system "vInternship" to Manhattan Institute. In cooperation with friends and colleagues at TMT Investments, invested in such dashing companies as Ninua and rollApp. Advising such rising stars and budding flowers as Depositphotos, LiveExpert, ScaleGenomics, Kuznech and Attn.me. Consulted numerous investment firms, including: Fidelity Investments, DE Shaw, Advent and Norwest Venture Partners.

His articles and interviews were published in The Wall Street Journal, Venture Beat, San Francisco Examiner. Igor is a frequent Internet industry panelist and moderator (BizSessions, TechCoire, TEC, Stanford events), writer on business and technology, author of novels about life's creative surprises, an actor and a thinker.

Igor Shoifot is armed to the virtual teeth with a PhD, MBA and MA degrees, taught graduate and undergraduate courses at UC Berkeley, New York University, UCSF and other schools, and lectured at Stanford on entrepreneurship, social networks, e-commerce, application development, internet advertising, digital media management, online marketing and business development.

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