- February 24, 2011
It doesn’t matter if you are talking about Google, Facebook, Amazon, or the average startup working out of someone’s living room. The difference between the companies that remain merely great ideas and the ones that make significant impacts on society can be made with the addition of wise advisors and investors.
That’s why we’re excited to announce the addition of MFI Capital, Anduin Ventures and ff Asset Management to our rock star roster of investors. Tom Meredith from MFI Capital and Joe Lonsdale from Anduin Ventures will be advising the company, and John Frankel from ff Asset Management will be joining our board of directors.
Tom Meredith is a pillar of the Austin business community, having served as CFO of Dell and Motorola, and currently serving on the board of directors of Bazaarvoice, Motorola and others. Tom has a long and successful track record of shepherding technology companies through global growth.
Joe Lonsdale co-founded Palantir, one of the most advanced data analytics companies in the world. Joe is an active angel investor and philanthropist and is currently CEO of Addepar. The addition of Anduin Ventures, along with investor Draper Associates, give us a toehold in Silicon Valley.
John Frankel, a 20-year Goldman Sachs veteran based in NYC, currently serves on the board of directors of Infochimps, Klout and others. We’re thrilled to be joining his portfolio which includes Hashable, Livefyre, Parse.ly and Klout. John has a strong grasp of what our mission is here at Infochimps. He states, “The move from analogue to digital is creating vast amounts of accessible data, albeit in confusing formats and often hard to find. If only there was a solution that structured the world’s data, democratized access to it, and made shopping for it as simple as using Amazon. Oh wait, just a minute, there is! That is why we are excited to be part of the Infochimps story.”
We couldn’t be more excited about where we are, where we’ve come from, and where we’re going. Tom, Joe and John, along with our lead investors DFJ Mercury, an incredible team, will help us continue to provide you with the most data in one place on the web!