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Gene DeRose

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

CEO and Co-Founder, Skymarker Labs and Co-Founder ex-CEO, House Party, Inc. CEO Jupiter Research. University of Virginia grad.

CEO and Co-Founder, Skymarker Labs and Co-Founder ex-CEO, House Party, Inc. CEO Jupiter Research. University of Virginia grad.

3 vouches

Involved In


1 World Venture Partners
Skymarker Labs
House Party Inc.
Jupiter Research


Co Founder and Managing Director 1 World Venture Partners October 2014 - present
Chairman Opengate 2007 - present
CEO and Co-Founder Skymarker Labs January 2010 - September 2014
Co-Founder, Chairman, CEO House Party Inc. 2005 - 2012
Chairman MOUSE 1999 - 2003
President and COO, Vice Chairman Jupiter Media Metrix 2000 - 2002
CEO / Chairman / co-founder Jupiter Research 1990 - 2002
Board of Directors / Investor PSUEDO.COM 1995 - 2000


University of Virginia English Literature and History 1983 - 1986
Boston University 1981 - 1982
Irvington High School 1978 - 1981

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Fashion
  • • Games
  • • Local
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Photos
  • • Social Impact
  • • Sports
  • • Video
  • • music
  • • lit
  • • sports
  • • causes

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Non-profit • Blogging • Entertainment • Viral marketing • Television

Key Accomplishments

Going backwards...

Stealth entertainment / mobile startup launching 2014

ceo / cofounder of Skymarker Labs, a mobile development studio.

ceo / cofounder (currently chairman) House Party, Inc

partner / cofounder Tribeca Digital (House Party incubated out of)

ceo / chairman Jupiter Communications

How I like to work with people As a Cofounder

Consumer / end user centric instinct for envisioning new product opportunities.

Ability to take an idea - not always my own - and shape a real world product vision and scalable business model.

Experience and success in the mystical startup arts: fundraising, buzz-building, early-stage operations, product building testing launching, attracting & assessing talent.

Vouches Received

Vouches Given

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Agustin Ortueta
We worked together at Skymarker Labs
Gene is a talented entrepreneur and a visionary who has a passion for building great products.
Sebastian Desimone
We worked together at Skymarker Labs
We worked together on a daily basis the last two years. During that time, he proved to be helpful and knowledgeable. He always had an effic ... ient strategy lined up to make our work go smoothly. He exhibits strong interpersonal skills and a unique capacity for empathy.
David Levy
Owner, Co-founder, The Levy Group. Previously Managing Director, Marketing Practice, Leap the Pond. University of Virginia grad.

We worked together
A genius about brands, marketing, design, and the media landscape.

Sebastian Desimone
We worked together at Skymarker Labs
He is a first rate CTO and more, a strategic and rational thinker and planner. But even on technology level he is an ace programmer and deve ... loper across platforms but also the rare talent who can manage and coordinate a team and do so from a financial as well as a practical point of view.

Jon Kiehnau
Cofounder, Struts & Springs Co. (maker of Former EIR at American Express, bus dev at Time Warner.
brilliant thinker as well as a do-er. jon's articulate and a great listener. very well connected & has seen things from multiple sides, star ... tup, major brand, major publisher, financial services.