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Board of Directors

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Optimus Ride Board of Directors

3 Board of directors

Optimus Ride has 3 board of directors, including John Elton.

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John Elton

John is a Partner at Greycroft Partners and is based in the firm’s NYC office. Prior to Greycroft, John was a Partner at iNovia Capital for six years. While there, he worked with Greycroft on eight co-investments including: Babble (acquired by Disney), OggiFinogi (acquired by Collective), Vizu (acquired by Neilsen.) and WorkFusion. John also led the firm’s investments in TripleLift, Chango (acquired by Rubicon Project), and Lenddo. John was part of the early NYC startup community starting at 24/7 Media where he worked in Strategic Planning and later ran marketing for two of its products. Afterwards, at Turnstone Capital, John advised dMarc Broadcasting on its first round of institutional financing as well as an acquisition prior to its sale to Google. John started his career at Veronis Suhler Stevenson an investment firm focused on the media and communications industries. John holds a MBA from New York University with a dual specialization in Finance and Marketing and a BA Degree in Economics from Lehigh University. John is married with three kids and lives in the wilds of Westchester.

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John Tough

John brings a unique combination of expertise to his role as a Nozomi Networks board member. This includes finance, investing and executive responsibility at a high-growth online energy marketplace start-up. John was previously with the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & the Byers’ Green Growth fund, where he focused on platform investments at the intersection of technology and energy.

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Lee Hower

Lee Hower is a co-founder and Partner at NextView Ventures. He has spent his entire career as an entrepreneur and investor in early-stage software and internet startups. Lee started his career as an early employee of PayPal in product and business development roles, through the company's 2002 IPO and sale to eBay. After PayPal, Lee was a co-founder of LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) and served as head of corporate development. Lee entered the VC world as a Principal at Point Judith Capital, a Boston-based early-stage VC firm, where he helped to build the firm's internet investment practice. At Point Judith Capital Lee led investments in Multiply (acq. by Naspers) and FanIQ (acq. by Datran Media), and was actively involved in the firm's investments in Sittercity and NABsys. Lee graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Management & Technology program, with a BAS in Systems Engineering and a BS Economics from the Wharton School. He was selected as Wharton's Commencement Speaker. David Beisel is a co-founder and Partner at NextView Ventures. He has been focused on early stage Internet startups his entire career, both as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. As an investor in the digital media space, David was most recently a Vice President at Venrock and previously a Principal at Masthead Venture Partners. David has served on the boards of Gazelle (fka Second Rotation) and BlogHer, and was actively involved with Appnexus and Tremor Media. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, David co-founded Sombasa Media, an e-mail marketing company best known for its flagship product BargainDog. Sombasa was successfully acquired by About.com where David served as Vice President of Marketing. David's holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an AB in Economics, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University. He also founded and leads the Web Innovators Group, an organization which holds quarterly entrepreneur events drawing a thousand attendees.

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Name

John Elton

John Tough

Lee Hower

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Work History

John is a Partner at Greycroft Partners and is based in the firm’s NYC office. Prior to Greycroft, John was a Partner at iNovia Capital for six years. While there, he worked with Greycroft on eight co-investments including: Babble (acquired by Disney), OggiFinogi (acquired by Collective), Vizu (acquired by Neilsen.) and WorkFusion. John also led the firm’s investments in TripleLift, Chango (acquired by Rubicon Project), and Lenddo. John was part of the early NYC startup community starting at 24/7 Media where he worked in Strategic Planning and later ran marketing for two of its products. Afterwards, at Turnstone Capital, John advised dMarc Broadcasting on its first round of institutional financing as well as an acquisition prior to its sale to Google. John started his career at Veronis Suhler Stevenson an investment firm focused on the media and communications industries. John holds a MBA from New York University with a dual specialization in Finance and Marketing and a BA Degree in Economics from Lehigh University. John is married with three kids and lives in the wilds of Westchester.

John brings a unique combination of expertise to his role as a Nozomi Networks board member. This includes finance, investing and executive responsibility at a high-growth online energy marketplace start-up. John was previously with the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & the Byers’ Green Growth fund, where he focused on platform investments at the intersection of technology and energy.

Lee Hower is a co-founder and Partner at NextView Ventures. He has spent his entire career as an entrepreneur and investor in early-stage software and internet startups. Lee started his career as an early employee of PayPal in product and business development roles, through the company's 2002 IPO and sale to eBay. After PayPal, Lee was a co-founder of LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) and served as head of corporate development. Lee entered the VC world as a Principal at Point Judith Capital, a Boston-based early-stage VC firm, where he helped to build the firm's internet investment practice. At Point Judith Capital Lee led investments in Multiply (acq. by Naspers) and FanIQ (acq. by Datran Media), and was actively involved in the firm's investments in Sittercity and NABsys. Lee graduated from the University of Pennsylvania's Management & Technology program, with a BAS in Systems Engineering and a BS Economics from the Wharton School. He was selected as Wharton's Commencement Speaker. David Beisel is a co-founder and Partner at NextView Ventures. He has been focused on early stage Internet startups his entire career, both as an entrepreneur and venture capitalist. As an investor in the digital media space, David was most recently a Vice President at Venrock and previously a Principal at Masthead Venture Partners. David has served on the boards of Gazelle (fka Second Rotation) and BlogHer, and was actively involved with Appnexus and Tremor Media. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, David co-founded Sombasa Media, an e-mail marketing company best known for its flagship product BargainDog. Sombasa was successfully acquired by About.com where David served as Vice President of Marketing. David's holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an AB in Economics, magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Duke University. He also founded and leads the Web Innovators Group, an organization which holds quarterly entrepreneur events drawing a thousand attendees.

Other Seats

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