Experience

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Current CEO of Artfinder (The Marketplace for Authetic Affordable Art)

Venture backing from Greylock Partners, Wellington Partners, and Northzone.
2010 - 2013 Co-Founder of VIP Art Fair, an online only artfair.

Sold to Artspace in 2013.
2002 - 2007 Founder, owner and CTO at PremierGuide, Inc. Enabling publishers of local content (e.g. Yellow Pages and News Papers) to successfully compete with Google and Yahoo! for online local advertising dollars.

Sold to local.com (NASDAQ:LOCM) in 2007.
1997 - 2002 Architect and Director of Engineering at Epiphany, Inc. (NASDAQ: EPNY).

IPO in 1999. Acquired by SSA Global in 2005.
Venture backing from Cambridge Technology Partners, Discovery Ventures, Information Technology Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
1996 - 1997 Director of Engineering at Interweave Software.

Acquired by Cognos (now IBM) in 1997.
Venture backing from Draper Richards and Mayfield Fund.
1992 - 1996 Architect of Internet Products and Manager of Application Development at Vantive. Founded in 1990 by Roger Sippl, founder of Informix, and Stephen Goldsworthy, VP of Engineering at Informix, Vantive (NASDAQ: VNTV) was one of the first companies to automate customer relationships through software.

IPO in 1995. Acquired by PeopleSoft (now Oracle) in 1999.
Venture backing from Grace Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, Mohr, Davidow Ventures, and Norwest Venture Partners.
1990 - 1992 Engineering Manager at Quintus, Inc.

Acquired by Avaya in 2001.
1987 - 1990 Project Lead and Member of Research Staff at SICS (Swedish Institute of Computer Science.)

Education

Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan
MS, Computer Science, 1990