Our Board of Directors and Investors

Rich Falcone is President & CEO, and a Board member

Rich Falcone

Rich brings a strong track record of success in “growth stage” leadership for technology companies. He has held senior executive roles in both public and private entities focused in Information Technology, Networking, Telecom, IPTV/Streaming, Consumer Market Intelligence & Web-based Commerce sectors. His leadership extends to all aspects of company value including market and revenue development, technology and products, finance and capital. Noteworthy are his early career at Nortel; later driving accelerated revenue growth at Telenex (now Inrange); and as a senior officer at Amnis Systems/Optivision (leadership team during public stock offering). He has significant global experience, leading business development throughout Asia and Europe - most notably, nearly 20 years developing markets in China.

Rich holds an MBA with Honors from Drexel University and a BS in Mathematics from Villanova University. He was elected to the prestigious Pi Mu Epsilon national mathematics honor society, selected for post graduate “executive simulation” programs sponsored by the Wharton School, formally recognized as a “primary market mover” in global streaming media, and nominated for Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. He also heads Market Insight Corp’s Hong Kong subsidiary, and participates in select University committees and “early stage” company Boards.

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Vince Barabba is a Founder and Chairman of the Board

Vince Barabba

Until 2003 Vince was the General Manager, Corporate Strategy and Knowledge Development of GM. He conceived the unbiased product advisor, and brings considerable experience in the collection and use of market information, having twice served as Director of the U.S. Bureau of the Census. He was Manager of Market Research for the Xerox Corporation and Director of Market Intelligence for Eastman Kodak. Vince has been inducted into the Market Research Hall of Fame. He received the AMA's Parlin Award for leadership in the application of science to the discipline of marketing research, the MIT/GM Henry Grady Weaver Award for individuals who have contributed the most to the advancement of theory and practice in Marketing Science. He is the author of The Decision Loom (2011 Triarchy Press), Surviving Transformation (2004 Oxford) and Meeting of the Minds (1995 HBS Press). He is the co-author of Hearing the Voice of the Market (1991 HBS Press) and The 1980 Census Policy Making Amid Turbulence (1983 Lexington Books).

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Richard Smallwood is a Founder and Board member

Richard Smallwood

Dick was President of Applied Decision Analysis, Inc from 1979 to 1999. He was the founder and manager of the Analysis Research Group at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (Xerox PARC) from 1971 to 1979. From 1964 to 2000, he served on the Stanford University faculty in various roles and received a tenure appointment in 1973. He co-founded “The Art of Mathematical Modeling” in 1973, and has served on the Stanford School of Engineering Advisory Council. Dr. Smallwood received his Sc.D. in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T. with his dissertation, “A Decision Structure for Teaching Machines.” He also received his S.M. and S.B. in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T.

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Matt Miller

Matt Miller

Matt is a Managing Director at Walden Venture Capital, San Francisco. Walden VC seeks to partner with management that have best in class technologies, unique approaches, address high growth markets and value capital efficiency. Matt has 20+ years of management experience, including 14 years at Silicon Valley software companies. He joined Walden from Moai Technologies, a Walden portfolio company. As CEO of Moai, Matt helped to build revenues to over $14 million in a difficult environment and positioned the company for its exit. Before Moai, Matt served as VP & General Manager at Remedy Corp., where he managed a division with over $175 million in revenue and 200 worldwide employees in Engineering, Marketing, and Business Development. He has also served as Director of Marketing at Oracle Corp. and Versant Object Technology Corp. The common thread among these roles was the attraction of a groundbreaking technology. As a venture investor, Matt was responsible for Walden’s successful exits at Niku (acquired by Computer Associates), Vitalstream (acquired by Internap), and Iconoculture (acquired by Corporate Executive Board ). He is currently a director at PowerCloud Systems, Image Vision Labs, Blazent, H5, Ignite, and Palamida.

Matt received a Bachelor of Arts from Cornell University and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University.

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