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Annette Tonti

Advisor Providence, Rhode Island Area, US

The Start Exchange, Serial Entrepreneur, Startup Mentor Brown Unv.

The Start Exchange, Serial Entrepreneur, Startup Mentor Brown Unv.

5 vouches

Involved In




CSC Index
CSC Index (Computer Science Corporation)
Dr. Martin Luther King Community Center
Brown University


CEO, Founder MoFuse July 2008 - July 2014
Mentor Entrepreneurship, Summer B-Lab Brown University January 2014 - present
Member Board of Directors Statisfy April 2014 - present
Advisory Board Member D50 Media April 2013 - December 2014
Consultant One to One Interactive 2007 - 2008
Co-Founder & CEO Bluestreak March 1999 - July 2007
Executive Producer MIT Media Lab January 1998 - December 1998
SVP Computer Sciences Corp March 1991 - December 1997


Harvard Extension School Innovation Strategy 2015
University of Cincinnati Computer Science-Math 1983 - 1984
St. Martin's

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Fundraising
  • • Mobile
  • • Growth
  • • Lean startup
  • • Mobile analytics
  • • Startup incubators
  • • Mobile advertising
  • • Artificial intelligence
  • • Mobile user experience design
  • • Startup Accelerators
  • • SMBs
  • • local media
  • • startup go-to-market
  • • Start Up Experience with successful exit
  • • Corporate incubators
Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Media
  • • Advertising
  • • Mobile
  • • Data & Analytics

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Fundraising • Digital marketing • Entrepreneur • Online advertising • Business Development • Business planning • Startups

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

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Rick Landsman
We worked together  •  Director, Engineering at Rocket Fuel Inc., Rocket Fuel Inc. and Partner, Virtual Creative Artists, LLC.
Annette is one of the real pioneers in the online and mobile advertising and marketing space. In fact she was one of my first competitors wh ... en I was the co-founder and CTO of Unicast Communications Corporation. Even though we were competitors, I had the utmost respect for her ability to build online businesses from inception, and we've remained in communications through three of her start ups now, collaborating with each other for over a decade. She is very savvy with regard to fund raising, hiring and creating successful strategies not only for large companies, but for new ventures from inception to exit. She never fails to provide insights and advice that has helped me succeed in my own ventures, and very few people have the distinction of having been involved with the Internet AdTech, and then the emerging mobile spaces since their beginnings. It behooves everyone to listen carefully to what Annette has to say, since she invented many of the online marketing industries we all take for granted today, and is one of the few I know who has the track record and can provide the information and secret knowledge of what it takes to succeed in the emerging technologies arena that can skew your chances of success. In addition to all that, she is truly a nice human being and someone you can trust to tell it to you like it is. I personally hope one day to work directly with her again.
Matthew Greene
We worked together  •  Founder, CEO, K****** and Founder, CEO, K******.
Annette is a proven entrepreneur already, having co-founded and sold her two latest start-ups to acquiring companies. Batting 1000, while n ... ot necessarily a realistic goal in terms of exit outcomes, that is the case with Annette and I consider her an informal Adviser to me (since 1999) in my entrepreneurial endeavors.
Pamela O'Hara
We worked together  •  CEO and Founder, BatchBlue Software, LLC. Previously Co-Founder and Director of Internet Production, Matrix Group International.
She's successfully built and sold several businesses, has great insights into the digital marketing space (particularly mobile) and is a del ... ight to be around. She's been invaluable to me as a mentoring colleague and I know will be a huge asset to any project she takes on.
Jeanne Mariani Sullivan
They're my investor  •  Board Member, Member - Women's Leadership Board, Harvard Kennedy School and Chief Inspiration Officer, Sullivan Adventures.
I worked with Annette for several years as a member of her board. she saw (before most) the opportunity to innovate in a nascent ad tech ma ... rketplace.
Vernon Rauch
They're my current cofounder  •  Co Founder, The Start Exchange. University of California, Berkeley grad.
She is a passionate professional executive with a drive to succeed.

Rick Landsman
We worked together  •  Director, Engineering at Rocket Fuel Inc., Rocket Fuel Inc. and Partner, Virtual Creative Artists, LLC.
Experience. He was an early founder and pioneer in the online advertising industry as it was just being defined. Intelligence. Rick is one o ... f the smartest guys I know. He has 12 patents to his credit so he understands how to 'invent'. He's both started companies from scratch and worked with a number of ongoing, young companies as a team member. This makes him well rounded when it comes to team and leadership. Rick never gives up, he will always try to find a way to make an enterprise a success. I personally would love to work with Rick one day. He is trustworthy and known by the online ad industry as a leader and long time entrepreneur.

Jim Scott
Chief Operating Officer, The Hackerati. Previously President & COO, SimplyEngage LLC.
Jim has extensive leadership experience in operational and technological roles within a number of start up and larger companies. He underst ... ands what it takes to create a business from the ground up, also understands the relationship of company strategy to execution and product development, so important for a startup leader.

Bruce Carlisle
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Kinesis Studio. Previously Digital Biz-dev and Operations Consultant, NewCo.
Bruce started many businesses and understands the ups and downs involved. I knew him best from SF Interactive. He is extremely knowledgeabl ... e in digital marketing and building businesses

Rick Chavez
Principal, RJC Advisors. Previously General Manager, Advertising & Consumer Monetization, Microsoft. Harvard grad. Harvard grad.
Rick is a great advisor because he has an enormous breadth of experience. Rick has both started businesses and has worked within large corpo ... rations who need to understand how entrepreneurs think and grow companies. Rick's experience would be extremely useful as an advisor.