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Gold Derby Inc.

Applying the Successful Model of Fantasy Sports to Empower Fans to Wager on Who Will Win the Oscars and "American Idol"

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2010
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary pools the Oscar, Emmy and Grammy predictions of experts from Entertainment Weekly, Reuters, USA Today and other top media and empowers fans to compete against them using the model of fantasy sports. The site also features in-depth news, analysis and celebrity interviews. Soon it will branch out to cover predictions of who'll win reality TV competitions too with the launch of


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    Tom O'Neil
    CEO, Editor and Founder

    O'Neil is America's leading expert on showbiz awards. For six years he was the chief awards writer for the LA Times and he wrote Variety's books on Oscars, Emmys and Grammys. He is frequently quoted by the AP, Reuters and other top media and often appears on TV.

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    Conor Stapleton
    Tech Chief, Webmaster & Project Manager

    Conor Stapleton is a project manager with Microsoft's MSN Engineering team on its MSN homepages. Previously, he was webmaster of Ireland's largest real estate portal and worked on start-up websites in Australia, New York, Dublin and Canada.

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    Amy Berkholtz
    Sales and Development Chief

    With 14 years experience in media and technology, Berkholtz has built and managed advertising businesses for Variety,, Tribune Interactive, and Previously, Amy co-managed Variety's largest business sector -- the movie studios.

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    Ken Yonan
    Director of Advertising Sales

    Yonan is a regional sales manager at Greystripe, specializing in ad sales for mobile. He started as a Media Buyer with Starcom Worldwide before joining the Entertainment Sales & Marketing Division at the Los Angeles Times.

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    Paul Sheehan
    Executive Editor

    Over the past decade, Sheehan has written for many leading international publications, including the London Times, Hello, FHM, Harper's Bazaar, L'uomo Vogue and the Australian.


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    Matt Crowley
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    Lorette Belgraier

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