Genacast Ventures

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Gil Beyda, Founder & Managing Partner

Gil is a seasoned entrepreneur turned venture capitalist. Gil launched his first company Mind Games in 1982 to develop games for the original Apple II. Gil then started a software consulting firm with Fortune 100 clients in the U.S., Asia and Europe.

In 1995, Gil helped pioneer Internet advertising by founding Real Media, the first online ad network and ad server company. After Real Media was acquired in 2001, Gil pioneered the next wave of online advertising as CTO of TACODA, the first behavioral targeting, ad network. Following AOL’s acquisition of TACODA in 2007, Gil founded Genacast Ventures in partnership with Comcast Ventures.

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David Horowitz, Partner

David is a partner at Genacast Ventures. Prior to Genacast, David was Managing Director at Comcast Ventures, the venture capital arm of Comcast. David joined Comcast Ventures in 2000 as one of the first employees of the fund. David focused on investments in digital media, advertising technology, digital home, education and financial technology. David led investments in Entropic (NASDAQ: ENTR), Intellon (NASDAQ: ITLN), Invite Media (acquired by Google), LinkShare (acquired by Rakuten), Nuera Communications (acquired by Audicodes), and XOS Digital (acquired by JumpTV/Neulion.) Prior to Comcast Ventures, David worked in investment banking at Bear Stearns.

David graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) with highest honors from the University of Michigan.

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Daniel Ruch, Entrepreneur In Residence

Prior to joining Genacast Ventures, Daniel served as Vice President, Europe for Tremor Video, based in London, England. Prior to his European stint, Daniel was Senior Director of Business Development for Tremor Video US. Before Tremor, Daniel held several director and managerial level positions at TACODA where he was responsible for East Coast business development until TACODA’s sale to AOL. In this role, he identified and solicited key strategic publishers to join TACODA’s network. Prior to TACODA, Daniel worked in strategic media planning at GroupM’s agency Mindshare / MAXUS global, allocating spend by medium for brands such as HSBC, Lufthansa, and Church & Dwight.

Daniel graduated from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a BA in Psychology.

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Edythe Wilson, Associate

Edy is a second year student at the Wharton School pursuing an MBA with a dual concentration in Finance and Entrepreneurial Management. She spent her first year at Wharton working in conjunction with New Enterprise Associates (NEA) to identify investment opportunities in mobile commerce. Over the summer, Edy was an Associate in the Product Development division at Groupon where she focused on mobile product development and business strategy. Prior to Wharton, Edy worked as an Associate at North Bridge Growth Equity and Venture Partners. Previously, she was an analyst at Gridley & Company, a boutique investment bank.

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Comcast Ventures

Comcast Ventures focuses on broadband, interactive and enterprise businesses to enable the success of our portfolio companies by applying the unique resources, contacts, experience, and insight of both Comcast Ventures and the Comcast family of companies.

Genacast Ventures was formed in partnership with Comcast Ventures.