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FriendCoup, owned by MyMediaTones, Inc.

Barcode reader/mobile coupons-on-demand; Mobile prescription co-pay coupons save consumers 30%-70%. Sponsors enjoy analytics, 20%sales lift.

  • Stage Not Set
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 10
  • Website FriendCoup.com

Company Summary

Frictionless mobile couponing network.Transforms off-line coupons to online content; additive to community conversations, discovery, peer-peer sharing, collaborative consumption/user-driven commerce. Saves time, money (30%-70% off pharma; increases adherence;targets $250B at-risk sales), globally scalable. Free to consumers;clear business model;Monetize 8 ways/path to $100M sales. Patent portfolio. Launched iPhone. Distribution-56K U.S.locations.

Team

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    Carl Kent
    CEO

    Deep domain knowledge social media/coupons.Short, focused and quantifiable execution.28 years, worn many hats; written code, raised money, built sales teams, led mobile app development/marketing teams, managed hundreds of people, & grown businesses from incubation to acquisition. Raised $50M, exit $750M. BA-IIT, MBA-Chicago, SVM-Harvard, CPD-Data Mining-Stanford, Founded MyMediaTones as Stanford spin-out, AT&T-spin-out US West Enhanced Services.

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    Marc Hannah
    CTO

    Co-founder/VP venture backed Silicon Graphics-SGI;raised $39M, exited $2Billion IPO; peak $5 billion sales/yr. Expert mobile & desktop hardware/software user interface designer; mobile skins, API manipulation, storage, transfer modalities. Designed SGI computers used to create special effects for blockbuster movies totaling $9Billion in box office- Terminator 2, Jurassic Park, Aladdin, Death Becomes Her, Beauty and the Beast. PhD EE Stanford.

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    Dirk Brown
    Marketing

    Co-founder 2 ventured backed companies (Neconix and HCD). Raised $168M , returned> $300M.Expert at building consumer Internet/mobile/enterprise product roadmap, community, viral marketing, user acquisition, brand development, & business development processes, along w/ operations management. Interfaces w/technical staff for mobile platform development ( iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile), integration w/Web server. PhD Cornell, MBA San Jose

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    Jason Flick
    VP-Mobile

    Jason Flick doubles as FriendCoup VP Mobile &Co-founder/President of YOU i Labs. 18 years of technical and business leadership. Prior successes include Flick Software, a mobile solutions &products venture whose customers included Intel, Rogers Wireless, U.S. military, and Sybase. Previously,he was co-founder/CTO at N-able Technologies, where he architected one of the most scalable IT systems world-wide, managed/built engineering team. BS-Carleton

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    Tom Bergerson
    Web Support

    Founding Webmaster at Lante (at peak, market cap of $1Billion), a publicly traded implementation firm similar to Scient, Razorfish, Sapient and other such firms. Ran the corporate web site and coded the front end for client; team leader for Agile Programming practice with our Ninja engineers formerly with the Twitter launch team. Interfaced with Kent Beck, one of the originators of the Extreme Programming methodology. BA-Colgate, JD-Minnesota

Advisors

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    Adam Ettinger, General Counsel (650-331-0120 adam@scounsel.com )
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    Mark Bakko, CPA
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    John Pagnucco, Retired Investment Banker,Merrill Lynch ($200k invested '07,worth $2.8M@Ser A)
    Unconfirmed
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    David Bergerson, Retired EVP/General Counsel Honeywell ($15K Invested '07,worth $212k@Ser A)
    Unconfirmed
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    BK Fulton, CEO Verizon West VA (Pooled investment $125k, various dates/returns@planned Ser A)
    Unconfirmed