Brian Longest is a programmer,
intellectual property attorney and a serial online entrepreneur having
raised Venture Capital on both coasts. Brian resides in Northern VA, has been a resident since 1976, after moving briefly to Silicon Valley for three years to start PodShow (now Mevio) and assist with Jangl.
Brian Longest is currently a partner in Phase One Accelerators
(along with Chris Breshears), an online business accelerator and
incubator. Phase One Accelerators assists online businesses and
incubates new, such as the recently launched Coupon Swapper.
Previously the COO of Jangl having assisted the board with a strategic
sale of the company. Jangl allowed consumers to exchange text messages,
phone calls and voicemail without sharing their real numbers, clients
Prior to that Brian joined the two founders of PodShow (now Mevio)
prefunding, and became the SVP of Operations and Interactive Marketing.
Brian was instrumental in obtaining funding, hiring, operations,
overseeing engineering, legal, IT, and more, all while growing from
three people to over 70 employees and millions in revenue. Brian
reported to the board, and Mevio was funded by Kleiner Perkins Caufield
& Byers, Sequoia Capital, and Sherpalo Ventures, with follow on
funding from DAG.
Prior to that, Brian was CEO and founder of UtopiAd, a permission based
online marketing company, and raised venture capital multiple times on
the east and west coast with Commonwealth Associates in NY.
Brian received a computer science degree while creating, and then selling, technical analysis software. Brian then obtained a law degree and focused on intellectual property law, passed the VA Bar as well as the Federal Patent Bar and praticed IP / Patent law for a number of years.
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