David Pakman is a Partner at in NYC, which invests in and helps to build early stage internet and digital media companies. His areas of focus include ad tech, social/mobile media, consumer services, web services, ecommerce, big data, SaaS and anything else that is hugely exciting and disruptive,
An Internet pioneer and entrepreneur from way back, he co-founded the Apple Music Group in 1995, worked at N2K (one of the first online music companies), co-founded MyPlay (pioneer of the digital music locker), and was COO/CEO of eMusic for five years. Under Pakman’s watch, eMusic, which focuses on indie music, became the second largest music retailer in the world (after iTunes).
Select Investment/Boards: Dstillery (nee Media6Degrees), Smartling, Dollar Shave Club, YouNow, Burner , Klout (acquired by Lithium Technologies), Crunchyroll (acquired by The Chernin Group), Nest (acquired by Google)
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