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Brett Hurt

Advisor Austin, Texas Area, US

Owner, Hurt Family Investments and Chairman of the Board and then Advisory Board member, Shelfbucks. Wharton grad.

Owner, Hurt Family Investments and Chairman of the Board and then Advisory Board member, Shelfbucks. Wharton grad.

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Involved In


Coremetrics, Inc.
Coremetrics, Inc.
Coremetrics, Inc.
Coremetrics, Inc.


OneSpot, Inc.
V Foundation Wine Celebration
Nubella, LLC
Entrepreneurs Foundation
Web Analytics Association
Compare Metrics
Click Forensics
Topaz Software
NewComLink, Inc.
Coremetrics, Inc.
Powered, Inc.
Capital Factory
Entrepreneurs Foundation
NewComLink, Inc.
Click Forensics
Powered, Inc.
Web Analytics Association
Coremetrics, Inc.
Coremetrics, Inc.


Owner Hurt Family Investments October 2013 - present
Chairman of the Board and then Advisory Board member Shelfbucks July 2013 - present
Chairman of the Board Compare Metrics May 2013 - present
Mentor TechStars May 2013 - present
Partner and then Mentor Capital Factory May 2013 - present
Board Member Entrepreneurs Foundation May 2013 - present
Vice Chairman of the Board and Co-founder Bazaarvoice December 2012 - present
Board of Advisors Member NewComLink, Inc. July 2008 - present
Entrepreneur-in-Residence McCombs School of Business October 2013 - May 2014
General Partner Hurt+Harbach August 2013 - October 2013
Venture Partner Austin Ventures December 2012 - August 2013
Board of Directors Member V Foundation Wine Celebration December 2009 - May 2013
Founder, President, and CEO Bazaarvoice May 2005 - December 2012
Board of Directors Member August 2007 - August 2011
Board of Directors Member OneSpot, Inc. December 2007 - January 2010
Board of Advisors Member Click Forensics December 2006 - December 2008
Board of Advisors Member Powered, Inc. July 2005 - December 2007
Board of Advisors Member Web Analytics Association August 2004 - May 2007
Board of Advisors Member ad:tech October 2005 - May 2006
Founder and Board Member Coremetrics, Inc. May 2005 - March 2006
Board of Directors Member Nubella, LLC October 2002 - August 2005
Founder, VP of Client Services, and Board Member Coremetrics, Inc. July 2003 - May 2005
Board of Directors Member Topaz Software March 2003 - October 2004
Founder, Chief Architect, and Chairman Coremetrics, Inc. May 2001 - July 2003
Founder, CEO, and Chairman Coremetrics, Inc. March 1999 - May 2001
Systems Analyst Deloitte Consulting 1994 - 1997


The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania MBA in High-Tech Entrepreneurship 1997 - 1999
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School High-Tech Entrepreneurship 1997 - 1999
The University of Texas at Austin Management Information Systems 1990 - 1994

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Commerce
  • • Cloud Services

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Jon Nordmark
They're my friends  •  Co-founder, Iterate Studio and Board Director, Happy Farm Business Incubator.
As a "many time" entrepreneur who I've known for 15 years, I know that Brett has experience with countless of situations founders and CEOs f ... ace. As a young CEO, he competed in the web analytics space with Omniture at one point (where his company fought an uphill battle, successfully, I'd say). Then Brett founded BazaarVoice, where he surrounded himself with great people. BV, a pioneer and leader in social commerce, went public and was valued more than $1 billion -- a remarkable feat, by anyone's standards. He has a tremendous network.
Darrel Raynor
Member, Mentors Guild and Past President (pro bono), Austin IIBA Chapter.
Brett is a serial entrepreneur in the Austin scene. If he does not know, he knows someone who knows.

Bong Suh
They're my advisor: Coremetrics  •  President, SmartAdhesives. Previously Board Member, Greater Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation. University of Pennsylvania grad.
Bong was an incredible advisor at Coremetrics. He helped on the fundraising strategy and connections, overall business strategy, early exec ... utive team issues, and my overall development as an entrepreneur.