|Assets Under Management|
|Status||ICO Launch Oct 1st|
|Number of Investors||1Lock|
Science Inc. is leveraged to develop new businesses providing emerging startups with operational strategy and capital and transforming later-stage Internet ventures with new talent and innovation. The company has co-founded and invested in more than 40 companies, including DollarShaveClub, DogVacay, HelloSociety, Delicious, Refame, PrizeCandle and Hiq among others.
Mike Jones (Co-founder and CEO)
Mike Jones is an internet executive, investor, and strategic advisor. A longtime entrepreneur, Mike founded his first successful company in college and since then has founded, built, and sold numerous online and mobile businesses.
As the co-founder and CEO of Los Angeles-based Science, Inc., Mike brings together the best talent, resources, and financing through a centralized platform to build and invest in technology businesses. In 2016 alone, three of Science’s portfolio companies saw big exits — HelloSociety was acquired by The New York Times, Dollar Shave Club was acquired by Unilever, and FameBit was acquired by Google. His experience and expertise in both large and small companies focus on strategy, growth, and operational efficiency, resulting in over $2.6B in successful investor outcomes.
Prior to Science, Mike Jones served as the CEO of Myspace. In this role, Mike oversaw global business strategy and operations for Myspace, Myspace Music, and Myspace Mobile, which included board and strategic roles with joint venture partners in Myspace China and Myspace Japan / Softbank. During his tenure, he was responsible for the relaunch of Myspace, one of the most high-profile turn-around challenges in the industry.
Peter Pham (Co-founder)
Peter is a passionate entrepreneur with roots in Southern California starting his career with 8 years in the enterprise hardware and software space. Having success in building companies ranging from solid state storage to SAS businesses Peter then focused his time in the consumer internet space. At Photobucket, he was the 5th employee and was responsible for driving growth to 61M users and leading its $300M acquisition in 2007 to Fox Interactive Media, a division of News Corporation. Peter then turned his energy in helping people save money as CEO of BillShrink from inception to their 1st Million users in a little over a year. BillShrink became TruAxis which was acquired by MasterCard in 2012.
Continuing the journey of building early stage companies Peter was the Co-Founder & President of Color exploring the future of mobile and social interactions through proximity. Most recently he spent time as a 2nd-time Entrepreneur In Residence at Trinity Ventures.
Greg Gilman has over 15 years experience as an executive, entrepreneur, investor and attorney most recently as the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of RxVantage, the leading online practice platform connecting pharmaceutical and medical vendors with healthcare professionals. Prior to founding RxVantage, Greg was a Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Technology Law at Pepperdine University School of Law, where he designed and taught courses in Intellectual Property Law and Licensing. Prior to joining the full-time faculty, he practiced law at Gilman/McFadden LLP in Los Angeles, CA, where he was head of the Entertainment, Intellectual Property, and Business Transactions practices.
Greg has represented several individuals in entertainment, including Billboard, Grammy, Cleo, and Tony award winners. He served as corporate counsel for Userplane and represented the founders of the company during the acquisition by AOL. Additionally, he has represented numerous leading technology businesses, both nationally and internationally, and has consulted for businesses across all stages of development – from start-up to public- among them World Poker Tour Enterprises.
Tom Dare (Co-Founder / CFO / COO)
Tom has over 15 years of experience building and managing Internet companies through start-up, growth and turnaround stages. Tom served as the VP of Business Intelligence for Myspace, responsible for user engagement and monetization analytics for +100 million monthly users. Prior to joining MySpace, Tom was the COO of Tsavo Media (exit to CyberPlex, Toronto:CX.TO) an online publishing network of over 400 owned and operated sites.
Tom spent four years with Spark Networks (AMEX: LOV), an online personal and social networking provider, in charge of strategic development. Prior to Spark, Tom was part of the founding management team at Move (NASDAQ: MOVE), an online real estate listing service serving consumers and brokers. Tom’s career in online media started with The Los Angeles Times (Tribune Company) where he developed online classified businesses and partnerships within the newspaper industry. Tom received his Bachelor of Science from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, and an MBA from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.