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Thomas Kurz ★

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Venture Capital Manager, Eagle Ocean Transport Inc.. Previously Chairman & CFO, Themis Group Inc.

Venture Capital Manager, Eagle Ocean Transport Inc.. Previously Chairman & CFO, Themis Group Inc.

3 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Business Development
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Operations

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Business Development
  • • Fundraising
  • • Marketing
  • • Operations

Involved In


Playcall Inc.


Venture Capital Manager Eagle Ocean Transport Inc. 1997 - present
Chairman & CFO Themis Group Inc 2001 - 2012
Vice President Corsair Group 1996 - 1997


Suffolk University - Sawyer Business School Business 1989 - 1991
Tulane University Political Science and German 1984 - 1988

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Advisor With
  • • Venture capital
  • • Entertainment
  • • Mobile advertising
  • • Advertising
  • • Event Management
  • • Music Industry
  • • MusicTech
  • • Sports Industry Licensing
  • • Sports marketing
  • • Content production
  • • Television production
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Events
  • • Fashion
  • • Games
  • • Media
  • • Mobile
  • • Music
  • • Sports
  • • Content

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Business Strategy • Entrepreneurship • Investment Banking • Marketing Strategy • Media

Key Accomplishments

I am currently involved in a below the radar sports entertainment development company and have developed a trusted and highly regarded team and network of industry professionals as well as a deep understanding of the global soccer economy. Previously I was involved in an effort to triangulate record labels, advertising agencies and talent/management agencies via brand based music production services. I also co-founded and served as Chairman and CFO of a multi Webby Award winning producer of digital media related to games and affiliated entertainment products. I am traditionally schooled on the finance side of things but my core strengths lie on the marketing side of the road. I am a media junkie who is passionate about music entertainment, sports and public affairs (globally and nationally). I believe strongly that the global economy going forward will be dominated by companies that create, harness and control coveted assets/commodities and I like to be involved with efforts that contribute to the social fabric.

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Mark Dumas
We worked together  •  CEO & Founder, PlanetRisk, Inc. and Director, Peak Positioning Technologies, Inc..
Tom is an excellent visionary and understands the fundamentals that startups need to have.
Alexander Macris
We worked together  •  Senior Vice President and General Manager of Emerging Brands, Defy Media.
Tom is incredibly high-energy, extremely resourceful, and excellent at networking. If he doesn't know how to solve a problem, he knows the p ... erson who does, and probably had drinks with them last week about it already.
David Smith
They're my advisor  •  CEO, Mediasmith, Inc. and Founder, Mediasmith. University of Washington grad.
Thomas has a great track record of growing organizations. He has the ability to see the big picture and bring very large projects to fruitio ... n.

David Smith
CEO, Mediasmith, Inc. and Founder, Mediasmith. University of Washington grad.
Simply put, David is the smartest guy in the room. He is as knowledgeable about all aspects of media planning (digital and otherwise) as any ... one I know and he brings an enormous amount of experience and enthusiasm to everything he touches.