Brian is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Entrada Ventures.
Best known as an Internet marketing pioneer, and founder of ValueClick (Nasdaq VCLK). Brian started ValueClick in 1996 and after enormous growth completed an IPO in March of 2000. ValueClick (Conversant) was later sold to Alliance Data for 2.3B in 2014.
In addition to ValueClick, Brian has founded and run several companies in his career including AAA Internet Promotions, Web-Ignite Corp, Local Market Launch, and Seacoast Yachts.
He has been an active investor, entrepreneur, and mentor for the past 25 years and is an active angel investor and member of both the Santa Barbara Angel Alliance and the Tech Coast Angels having invested in over 30 seed-stage companies.
Brian enjoys mentoring startups and has been participating with various entrepreneurship programs at UCSB and Santa Barbara City College for several years including the Technology Management Program, New Venture Competition, and the Garage Technology Incubator program.
Brian’s vast entrepreneurial experience and love of working with entrepreneurs and startups have drawn him to investing, mentoring, Angel and Venture Capital.
Brian also has experience in investing in and developing commercial real estate including hotels, shopping malls, and office buildings.
When not working to help entrepreneurs make their companies successful, Brian can usually be found surrounded by saltwater, surfing, paddling, freediving, or fishing.