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Richard Bullwinkle

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Founder of 5AVS | Former Head of Connected Innovation at Samsung | Strategy at Rovi | Product at Mediabolic, Rio & TiVo

Founder of 5AVS | Former Head of Connected Innovation at Samsung | Strategy at Rovi | Product at Mediabolic, Rio & TiVo

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4 vouches

Primary Skillsets

  • Growth
  • Marketing
  • Product
  • Business Development

Primary Cofounder Skillsets

  • • Growth
  • • Marketing
  • • Product
  • • Business Development

Involved In

Founder

5AVS
5AVS

Positions

VP of Products & Marketing Dictionary.com January 2016 - present
Product Strategy and Innovation, and Chief Evangelist Rovi January 2007 - November 2012
Vice President, Product and Chief Evangelist Mediabolic, Inc. August 2005 - January 2007
Sr. Director, Product Rio Audio August 2003 - August 2005
Founder 5AVS April 2014 - September 2015
Head, Connected Entertainment and Connected Home Innovation, Product Innovation Team Samsung Electronics February 2013 - April 2014
Product Strategy and Innovation, and Chief Evangelist Rovi Corporation January 2007 - November 2012
Vice President, Product and Chief Evangelist Mediabolic August 2005 - January 2007
Sr. Director, Product Rio August 2003 - August 2005
Sr. Director, Product Marketing ReplayTV August 2002 - August 2003
Sr. Director, Product Marketing and Chief Evangelist TiVo August 1998 - July 2002
Miscellaneous Jobs Miscellaneous Companies May 1992 - August 1998

Education

Rollins College English, Music 1992
Pine Crest School 1988

Interested In

Joining an Early Team
Advisor With
  • • Customer Acquisition
  • • Fundraising
  • • Growth hacking
  • • Startup Funding
Markets of Interest
  • • Dating
  • • Mobile
  • • Photos
  • • Social Impact
  • • Travel
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Green
  • • Sports
  • • Video
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Smart Home

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Digital Media • Product management • Consumer Electronics • Evangelism • Product Marketing • Startups

Key Accomplishments

Early at TiVo (went public)
Ran product at Rio Audio
Executive at Mediabolic (Acquired by Rovi)
Executive at Rovi
Ran Connected Product innovation team at Samsung
Founded 5AVS - Loving it!

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Bob Vallone
We worked together  •  EVP Engineering and Operations, Bespoke Innovations. Stanford grad. Cornell grad.
I've known and worked with Richard on and off for 15 years and several startups. In addition to being extremely energetic, hardworking, and ... resourceful, Richard is also extremely creative and insightful. He is a terrific small company startup guy - digs in deep - leans in hard - gives it his all - and always honest and straightforward and calls it like he sees it. It's very important for startups to not get insular and only listen to true believers - testing reality early and often are critical - and Richard knows this from experience and practices it thoroughly. He also is extremely honest and loyal and has super high integrity - he is the kind of guy who only gains colleagues and friends. People want to keep knowing Richard, to continue trying to keep up with his energy and enthusiasm - and to look forward to the potential of maybe being lucky enough to work with him again in the future... That says a lot about his character... He's an all around awesome startup guy - couldn't ask for a purer example of the breed...
Bob Zeches
They're my investor  •  Proprietor / Winemaker, Furthermore Pinot Noir and Angel Investor, AngelList. University of California, Berkeley grad.
Richard has built a solid career as a leader in several successful startups as a head of product. He intuitively strives to think of the cu ... stomer first and he has a great energy and insight for invention. It is great to see him founding and running his own startup with a product that he is so enthusiastic about.
Michael Taylor
EVP - Corporate Development, ActiveVideo Networks. Previously SVP Business Development, ActiveVideo Networks. Emory grad.
Smart, experienced, successful...and never without an opinion. ;-) He's very good at what he does, and worth listening to...
David Michail
Member Board of Advisors, The Food Exchange and Managing Shareholder, metlawgroup.
Richard has been on the forefront of the media industry for approx. 20 years.

Tammy Miller
They're my friends  •  Managing Partner, Eight Bridges Capital Management and Owner, White Space.
Tammy is a smart businessperson with a keen eye for markets. She networks well, gets to the real story, and is tenacious about performing we ... ll for her clients.

Chris Law
Founder, Claw & Co. Previously founder at Tribe and Aggregate Knowledge.

Jim Louderback
GM Discovery Digital Networks, Discovery Communications. Previously CEO, Revision3.
Jim has an easy-going attitude, but his smarts come to the surface quickly. Jim has been involved in the cutting edge of tech for a long tim ... e, knows everyone, and loves to make connections. Jim is a great person to know, and a great person to work with!

Sean Besser
Investor, Connect. and Head of Platform & Business Development, Peel. University of Southern California grad.
Sean is a startup veteran who has an incredible bullshit detector. He knows what's real, and what's hype. He has a strong understanding of ... consumer needs and trends. Bur more important, Sean is a positive force of nature. To get Sean on your team is to get extra speed, extra smarts, and extra power. He will help you reach your goals, all while being an incredibly decent human being. He is a fantastic negotiator, because people trust him, and he'll help you get key deals. He also knows everyone!

Michael Taylor
EVP - Corporate Development, ActiveVideo Networks. Previously SVP Business Development, ActiveVideo Networks. Emory grad.
On the forefront of cloud services, Michael knows more about putting heavy competing in the cloud and delivering incredible user experiences ... down on earth than just about anyone. Converting with Michael about media and cloud services is ALWAYS enlightening.

Michael Taylor
EVP - Corporate Development, ActiveVideo Networks. Previously SVP Business Development, ActiveVideo Networks. Emory grad.
On the forefront of cloud services, Michael knows more about putting heavy competing in the cloud and delivering incredible user experiences ... down on earth than just about anyone. Converting with Michael about media and cloud services is ALWAYS enlightening.