Today, I am excited to announce that LinkedIn co-founder Konstantin Guericke and local startup guru Geoff Entress have joined the WhitePages board! Both Konstantin and Geoff are already making a positive impact on our business and we will continue to look to their guidance as we grow our investment in big data technology this year. A little bit about them:
Konstantin, a venture partner at Earlybird Venture Capital and mentor to Stanford student entrepreneurs, also serves on the boards of Doximity, Accolo and StartX. Prior to Earlybird, he was CEO of jaxtr, a social communications start-up with over ten million registered users that was purchased by SabSe Technologies in 2009. Before jaxtr, Konstantin co-founded LinkedIn and as vice president of marketing led the company’s marketing activities from launch to the first six million members and profitability.
Geoff serves as a Venture Partner with Voyager Capital and focuses on information technology investments in the Pacific Northwest. A former venture partner with Madrona Venture Group, a Seattle-based venture capital firm, Geoff is a current investor in over fifty private companies in the Pacific Northwest including Walk Score and Context Relevant, who have both built successful businesses on top of big data. He is a current board member of ten companies, including Big Fish Games, Banyan Branch, Bonanza, LiquidPlanner and now WhitePages!
Please join me in officially welcoming Konstantin and Geoff to our board. And trust me when I say that the future of WhitePages just got quite a bit brighter!