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Zephrin Lasker

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

Head of Social Product @Constant Contact, Chairman of the Board @Sickweather, Founder @Edge Drop Labs, Co-founder @Pontiflex

Head of Social Product @Constant Contact, Chairman of the Board @Sickweather, Founder @Edge Drop Labs, Co-founder @Pontiflex

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Involved In

Founder

Pontiflex (Acquired by the Berry Company)
The North Road Group (Acquired by Pontiflex)
Beautility.com

Advisor

AppMakr
Sickweather
Contactually
Sickweather
Browseplay
Method Mill
AppMakr

Positions

Head of Mobile & Social Product Constant Contact (Acquired by EIGI) September 2014 - present
Advisor Contactually January 2015 - present
Advisor and Member of Board of Directors Sickweather November 2013 - present
Founding Partner Edge Drop Labs July 2013 - present
Founding Advisor Browseplay March 2014 - present
Advisor Method Mill September 2013 - present
Advisor AppMakr 2013 - present
Strategic Consultant Talus Holdings (Principally owned by the Blackstone Group) January 2013 - June 2013
CEO & Co-Founder Pontiflex (Acquired by the Berry Company) December 2007 - December 2012
Founder The North Road Group (Acquired by Pontiflex) 2004 - December 2007
Technical Product Lead / VP i33 Communications (Acquired by 360i) January 2002 - January 2004
Technical Project Manager i33 Communications January 2000 - January 2002
Co-Founder and COO Beautility.com 1999 - 2000
AVP Dresdner Kleinwort Benson 1996 - 1999
Equity Analyst Creditanstalt Investment Bank 1994 - 1996

Education

Techstars Did More Faster 2014 - 2014
Reed College History

Interested In

Advisor With
  • • Algorithms
  • • Data and Analytics
  • • Software Engineering
Markets of Interest
  • • Advertising
  • • Local
  • • Mobile
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Wearable Tech

You Should Know About Me

Key Strengths

Digital Media • Mobile advertising • Online advertising • Digital Strategy • Mobile marketing

Key Accomplishments

Not completed yet

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I support entrepreneurs across a wide range of needs --- from hands on product development work, tactical growth hacking all the way to starry-eyed, big picture brainstorming. I all I ask is that you are passionate about your product and your customers. If there's a fit --- I'm there.

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Geoff Grauer
We worked together  •  Technology Committee Chair, New York Digital District and CIO/COO, Co-founder, Pontiflex. Florida State grad.
Zephrin is a great entrepreneur and startup founder. He is incredibly insightful and intelligent. He is perfect mix of a product CEO and bu ... siness leader with strong management skills. He is able to drive a team to develop and commercialize a product within the runway constraints of a start-up. Above all, Zephrin is a great co-founder and advisor because he listens to others and then makes the right decision based on the data.
James Sajor
We worked together  •  Co-Founder & COO, Sickweather LLC. Previously COO, ESX Motorsports.
Zephrin has a ton of experience from startup to exit.
RIshi Sethi
They're my advisor  •  Vice President of Analytics, Just Sing It and President, AppSurg. Dartmouth College grad.
Zephrin previously ran a successful mobile ad network and is very knowledgeable about building and scaling a business. He can manage a produ ... ct team as well as a sales team and this understanding continues to help my business at both ends. He is constantly looking for opportunities to help my company grow. He has a vision for the company and this helps us establish goals. We are able to focus our efforts on the best product categories. One of the most remarkable assets in an advisor is communication and Zephrin clearly provides important feedback that I am able to translate into actionable goals.
Chip Venters
Co-founder and CEO, Vendto, Inc.. Previously CEO, DigitalContainers, Inc.. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grad.
Zephrin and I have been working together for the last 6 months and in that short period of time I have grown to respect and admire him on ma ... ny levels. I count on his vision and wisdom regarding the direction of our technologies and business plans. His ability to mold a technology into a product, and then define not only the market but the most efficient way to get to market are his hallmarks. He gets it done as quickly and efficiently as it can be...no BS...no bells and whistles. He's a devoted family man and has a network of friends and business contacts that spans both coasts. His great personality and raw intelligence make him compelling to be around, either in a business and just plain fun way.
Mike Pugh
Head of Accounts/Senior Advisor, Oxford Road. Previously VP Marketing/Business Unit Head, j2 Global. University of Southern California grad.
Collaborated on some very innovative, successful programs.

Charley Hoefer

Charley is a great leader with natural instincts for branding, new markets and biz dev. He is especially effective at reducing complex probl ... ems to simple solutions, plus he's a lot of fun to work with!

Charley Hoefer
We worked together  •  CEO, Strategic Media Partner Inc.. Previously Founder, CEO, Soulblendr.
He's got a great sense for market, brands and teams. Very seasoned.

Chip Venters
We worked together  •  Co-founder and CEO, Vendto, Inc.. Previously CEO, DigitalContainers, Inc.. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grad.
Chip is a great leader and a deep subject matter expert on all things entrepreneurial and IP related. He has years of hands-on experience ma ... naging patent portfolios and protecting them from infringement. He had deep experience and perspective about the technology market and its cycles. Beyond that, he is also a great guy and a lot of fun to hang out with.

dylan dullea
They're my advisor  •  Partner, Method Mill. Previously Product Manager, MONTAJ.
Dylan is a great product and UX leader. He has deep understanding of the mobile space and its evolution and is always focused on finding the ... simplest solution to complex problems.

RIshi Sethi
We worked together  •  Vice President of Analytics, Just Sing It and President, AppSurg. Dartmouth College grad.
Rishi is a natural product leader and an incredibly intelligent analytical mind. He's got a great sense for the mobile landscape and its evo ... lution as well as market dynamics around ads, app discovery and content. He brings fresh insights to every conversation. He's a nationally ranked chess player and author --- which says much about the size of his intellect. Very strong player.

Rishi Sethi

Rishi will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Toby Skinner

Toby will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Ian Gotts

Ian will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Boris Musa

Boris will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Danny Espinoza

Danny will make an awesome entrepreneur.

Michael Adler

Mike is a natural leader and engineering guru. He's got great management sense and understands how to motivate teams and individual contribu ... tors. He's led large teams and built massively complex systems and managed them at scale. He's the go to guy when you need to build your idea from a spark to a bonfire.

Michael Adler
We worked together  •  VP Product, Advanced Security, RSA. Previously Vice President, Engineering, Constant Contact and Symantec. Carnegie Mellon grad.
Mike is an expert on growing and developing technical organizations. He's got great soft skills as well as deep experience scaling engineeri ... ng and product orgs. He's decisive and opinionated in the best way and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to startups working on crossing the chasm.

Sharif El-Badawi
Partner Lead, VCs and Startups, Google. Previously Head of Performance Activation, Google. UCLA and UCI grad.
Deep experience, very approachable and knowledgable about the whole startup space.

Sharif El-Badawi
Partner Lead, VCs and Startups, Google. Previously Head of Performance Activation, Google. UCLA and UCI grad.
Deep experience, very approachable and knowledgable about the whole startup space.