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Wonder: a Transmedia Company

Wonder is disrupting the online ed. product sales market to benefit schools, and build a family audience for branded ed. content sales.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Media and Entertainment
  • Location Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website WonderTransmedia.com

Company Summary

Wonder enjoys two foci: building an audience via Wonder Funding, and producing content for such audience via Wonder Animation. Wonder Funding will empower elementary schools with year-round online fund-raisers, through its partnership with a leading crowd-funding company: give2gether.com. Wonder Animation will produce mobile apps and soon ad-supported webisodes/TV and movies, and is partnered with a leading group in the space: Fat Red Couch.

Team

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    Al Ovadia
    Chairman/CEO

    Former 20th Century Fox Division President, former Sony Pictures Ent. Division Head, former NBC VP. Current partner in All American Licensing and Management Group, and current Chairman/CEO of Wonder Transmedia.

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    Omar Kaczmarczyk
    CRO

    Former Head of Sales for Alexander Salkin ("Super Man" franchise, "Santa Claus - the Movie", "Christopher Columbus", etc.). Former partner of Noble Ent. Group, and former developer of Artisan Entertainment. Current partner in LongTale International, and current CRO/partner in Wonder Transmedia.

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    Chris Fure
    CDO

    Former Business Development VP of TransGlobal Ventures, and former Executive Producer of RCA Recording Artist "Sista Sista". Current Development Director of Abundant Seas Foundation, current Development Director of AlloPort.com, current Development Director of LDJ Capital, and current CDO of Wonder Transmedia.

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    Rachel Payne
    Board Advisor

    Former Global Alliances Principal of Google. Current CEO of Fem Inc.

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    Sanford Rosenberg
    Board Advisor

    The President of MRA, Dr. Sanford (“Sandy”) Rosenberg has twenty five years of experience in working with film, video, and emerging technologies. He has consulted on a variety of media projects including film, television, games, and the web. These have included B2B, C2B and C2C web-based projects. His particular focus has been on the issues of privacy, security, identity, community, and personalization on the Internet.

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    Antonio Tasca
    Board Advisor

    Antonio (“Tony”) is currently the Executive Director of Skopelos Ventures LLC, a social entrepreneurial advisory firm with operations in Palo Alto CA and Dubai UAE. He also serves on the Board of Directors of three start-ups firms – one each in the US, UK, and Spain, and he teaches as an adjunct professor at a leading European business school.

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    Victor Nee
    Board Director

    Victor has been appointed as advisor to more than 25 Government and Commercial organizations in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), including several PRC Ministries. Victor was asked to serve on the Wonder Animation Board after his dedicated service as Chairman of TransGlobal Ventures, where he also performed as an advisor to Xi’an Film Studios.

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    Eric Ball
    Board Director

    Eric is Vice President and Treasurer of Oracle Corporation, the world’s largest enterprise software company. Eric joined the company in May 2005 and leads a team of 23 in managing the company’s worldwide treasury operations, capital markets activity, investment portfolio, foreign exchange, corporate finance, stock services, and risk management. He also serves on the Board of Oracle Japan, a public company headquartered in Tokyo.

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    Anna Bagdasarian
    Board Advisor

    Former East West Bank Sr. VP. Current Sr. VP of Preferred Bank.

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    David Drake
    Board Advisor

    David Drake is the founder and Chairman of LDJ Capital in New York City and has been involved in technology media and telecom (TMT), realty, mineral & energy, clean tech and impact investments for over 20 years. Mr. Drake is also the founder of The Soho Loft Capital Creation Series covering the Private Company Marketplace and and a founding board member of Crowd Funding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA).

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    Montgomery Kosma
    Board Advisor

    Former COO Fandor.com. Current CEO of Strategality, and Interim CEO of Interim Challenges Foundation.

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    Christopher Caliendo
    Board Advisor

    Former VP of East West Bank. Current VP of Manufacturer's Bank, and current composer for Wonder's "Galactic Academy" content.

Previous Investors

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    Share Buyer (Seed Round): Robert Schubring
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    Asset Contributor: Chris Fure (stories) and Don Fox (characters)
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    Services Contributor: give2gether.com (Wonder Funding), Fat Red Couch (Wonder Animation)
    Unconfirmed