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Brian A. Brown

Entrepreneur • Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Raised $250m+ VC. Sold companies. Multiple times: founder/board member. CEO, COO, EVP Corp Dev/Sales. Patents. Gives funding/other advice.

Raised $250m+ VC. Sold companies. Multiple times: founder/board member. CEO, COO, EVP Corp Dev/Sales. Patents. Gives funding/other advice.

5 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Enterprise Sales
  • Fundraising
I have an idea I'm commited to

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Enterprise Sales
  • • Fundraising

Involved In




Stealth Start Up
Sub-One Technology


Founder/Consultant/Adviser Startups 2013 - present
Co-Founder, Board Member, COO, EVP Corp Dev Joyent October 2004 - March 2013
Founder, President, Board Member manageStar January 2000 - May 2004
Deputy Editor The Wall Street Journal 1996 - 1998
COO, VP Human Rights (several organizations) 1991 - 1996


University of the Pacific - McGeorge School of Law Law 1988 - 1991
University of Cambridge 1988 - 1989
Vassar College 1982 - 1986
London School of Economics and Political Science 1984 - 1985
Punahou School 1979 - 1982

Interested In

Cofounder With
  • • Engineering
  • • Product
  • • UI/Design
Advisor With
  • • IOS
  • • Engineering
  • • Web Development
  • • Android
  • • Android App Development
  • • Engineering iOS mobile
  • • HTML5
  • • IOS Design
  • • Software Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Sports
  • • Content
  • • News
  • • TV

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Saas • Cloud Computing • PaaS • Startups • Strategic Partnerships

Key Accomplishments

Raised over $250m in VC. Sold companies. Have patents.

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Team player. Not a fan of egos. Truth and data first. Collaborative.

As an Advisor

Happy to provide advice or more on raising funds. Done it many times and know who to reach out to and with what. Happy to chat.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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David Young
We worked together at Joyent  •  Founder, Honeymoon Brands, Inc.. Previously CEO, Joyent. Indiana grad.
Brian always figures out how to get things done.
Michael Witz
They're my friends  •  I run SGN San Diego, SGN (Social Gaming Network). Previously Founder and CEO, Mob Science. University of California, Santa Barbara grad.
Brian already is a great entrepreneur, he would be an ideal partner because he knows how to build big companies and optimize their capital s ... tructures.
Chris Arisian
We worked together at Joyent  •  VP Strategic Business Development, Apigee. Previously VP - Sales & Business Development, Fonemine. University of Wisconsin-Madison grad.
Brian is able to balance great ambition with practicality, strives toward progress forward at all times, is extremely rigorous in his approa ... ch to work and investigation of problems and opportunities, he does not have rose-colored glasses and is able to clearly identify obstacles and build paths to get through them. He has a wide-ranging intellect that he is able to bring with great persuasion to solve complex business problems.
Peter Watridge
We worked together at Joyent  •  Principal, Pointed Insight. Previously CFO, Joyent. Cornell grad.
Brian understands the dynamics of a startup. He works hard and is smart. He understands that you need to get things going (even if it is ... not perfect) and that getting customer traction and financing is just as important as the product. He is easy and fun to work with.
Don Mathis
We worked together  •  Technology entrepreneur and angel investor. Focus: machine learning at scale, cognitive computing and AI.
Brian is incredibly intelligent, strategic in his thinking, an outstanding innovator, and driven to succeed.