Don Epperson is Founder / Partner of Digital Trek – a different kind of venture firm. Digital Trek invests annually in one very early-stage, internet-based opportunity that can leverage Don’s industry knowledge, operating experience and professional network. To date, Digital Trek has invested in Simpli.fi, Green Decisions and Span Local.
Previously, Don was the Global CEO of Havas Digital, the digital media arm of Havas. As CEO of Havas Digital, Don operated media agencies (e.g. Media Contacts), creative agencies (e.g. Archibald, Ingall & Stretton), a technology company (i.e. Artemis), an outsourcing company (i.e. Ecselis), and founded one of the industry’s first trading desks (i.e. Adnetik). Prior, Don was the Founder/CEO of HookMedia, which developed Artemis and was acquired by Havas in 2001.
In addition to Integral, Don sits on the Board of buildOn. Don helped co-found buildOn in 1993 and has been fortunate enough to see it grow into a global organization of ~400 schools in 15 countries providing ~60,000 students a daily opportunity to learn – and learn about the world.
Don received his BA in Economics from Rutgers University and his MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.
Ben Dahl is a Partner at Pelion Venture Partners. Prior to joining Pelion in 2008, he co-founded and served as COO & General Counsel for Unspam Technologies, an anti-spam company providing innovative anti-spam research and government services. While at Unspam, Ben co-created Project Honey Pot, a distributed honey pot network designed to identify, track and correlate spammers, email address harvesters, comment spammers and the like.
Before Unspam, Ben worked with Echo Networks to create a digital music-licensing consortium of CD music retailers through recapitalization investments from Best Buy, Virgin, Tower Records, Wherehouse Entertainment, Hastings and Transworld Entertainment. He practiced law at Cooley Godward LLP. Ben is a member of the advisory board of the College of Science at the University of Utah. Ben is a member of the state bar associations of California and Utah. Ben holds M.B.A.s from Columbia University and the University of California, Berkeley, an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Jeff Fagnan is a Partner in the technology group at Atlas Venture, and focuses on very early stage projects. Stylistically, Jeff is well known as a founding investor and has worked with many companies since inception. He was the lead and founding investor in DataPower (acquired by IBM) and Polychromix (acquired by ThermoFisher); and was a seed investor in Learnboost (acquired by Automatic), MileWise (acquired by Yahoo), Streetwise Media (acquired by ACBJ) and FeeFighters (acquired by Groupon). Jeff recently founded TUGG, a crowd-sourced philanthropy network dedicated to catalyzing social entrepreneurship.
Chief Executive Officer and President of Integral, Scott Knoll was most recently the founder and President of Aperture, the audience targeting and measurement technology platform that provides business intelligence to blue chip brands, agencies and online publishers. Scott has more than 18 years of global experience in Internet technology, digital advertising and traditional media. Prior to Aperture, Scott served as CEO of BlackFoot, a digital advertising solutions company. He also spent 6 years as a senior executive at DoubleClick Inc., directing the launch and development of the DoubleClick ad network in nine countries, including Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Taiwan, New Zealand, Singapore, and Korea. Scott served as managing director of DoubleClick Asia Pacific and Vice President and General Manager of Global Marketer Solutions.
Previously, Scott co-founded and served as COO of Verified Person, and has held management roles at Time Warner Inc. and Andersen Consulting. Scott holds a Masters in Business Administration degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University.
Eric joined August Capital in 2010 to focus on investing in later stage growth companies to provide capital for growth, acquisitions, recapitalizations and shareholder liquidity. Eric has broad investing, transaction and operating experience in private and public growth companies.
Immediately, prior to joining August Capital, Eric was a partner at Continental Investors where he invested in ecommerce and software companies; and financial technology and service companies. His transaction experience includes several years of investment banking at Merrill Lynch & Co including the position of Co-Head of Technology Investment Banking. Eric also served as an Executive in Residence at Golden Gate Capital
Eric’s operating experience includes: CFO for Einstein Noah Bagel Corporation (ENBC) during the company’s initial public offering. CFO for Authorize.Net which was acquired by Go2Net (GNET). CFO of Provide Commerce (PRVD) which was acquired by Liberty Media Interactive (LINTA).
Eric received a BA in Economics from the University of Illinois and MBA from the University of Chicago.
Current Board Affiliations: AvantCredit, Blue Nile (NILE), Dydacomp, Integral Ad Science, PubMatic, SnagAJob, and Zulily (ZU)
Other current and past investments: Bodybuilding.com (acquired by Liberty Media Interactive), CarHop, Veritec, TradingScreen, HighTower and Seaside National Bank.