Alan McGlade – Managing Director, Digital Entertainment Ventures

Alan McGlade is Managing Director of Digital Entertainment Ventures, LLC (DEV), a venture fund that focuses on high growth, early stage companies that are building next generation digital services and applications. DEV recently established DEV Korea which invests in and brings top Korean tech companies to the U.S. for an intensive acceleration program. Mr. McGlade is also a Co-Founder of Miami-based Funding Wonder, an online lending marketplace that matches small businesses seeking loans with private investors. He currently serves on the Boards of Human Demand, a mobile advertising company, and Signal360 a location-based communications platform, and is an advisor to several technology companies. Mr. McGlade has over two decades of experience in taking companies from early conceptual stage to significant market player in digital media. Previously Mr. McGlade was the Chief Executive of MediaNet. The Company was formed with three of the major record companies combining as the majority owner, to respond to the sudden explosion in music downloading. MediaNet powered music and media delivery in five territories in the US and Europe for many of the best known names in the business including AOL, Yahoo, HMV, Virgin, Samsung, Tesco, MTV, Microsoft’s Zune and Google. Prior to running MediaNet, Mr. McGlade worked at MTV Networks after selling them the interactive music video channel, Video Jukebox Network (The Box), where he was the CEO for five years. He also served as president of StarNet, which provided targeted cable marketing using a national satellite delivery system tied to smart devices at cable systems and was the founder and president of Adlink, the largest cable advertising interconnect in the US. Mr. McGlade has published commentaries in major news publication and is a regular contributor to Forbes.

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