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Ben T. Smith, IV
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A piece on retail that I co-wrote w/ Seema Sud of Wanderful Media
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Wanderful extending our local discovery shopping efforts
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Nearly half of all Americans are getting news digitally, topping newspapers, radio!
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Nice piece I did with our COO Doug Kilponen.
 
Check out this SiliconANGLE article: http://bit.ly/StartupSuccessRelationships by Wanderful Media's CEO Ben T. Smith, IV & COO Doug Kilponen
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A quick piece Dave and I did coming out of a conversation over the past few weeks
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Celebrating the launch of Wanderful Media. For those who couldn’t join us, we hope you’ll be able to make it next time!
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Investor in, Advisor to, & Founder of Media & Technology Companies
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Ben T. Smith, IV joined Wanderful Media as the Chief Executive Officer to lead its efforts to grow and serve the audiences of 12 major media companies with local discovery shopping solutions.

Ben, left as the President of Reply Media. Reply is a high growth profitable company that manages a series of local internet properties and provides leads to local businesses. Ben sold a profitable MerchantCircle to Reply! for a significant return in 2011.

As Co-Founder of MerchantCircle, Ben built the largest network of local businesses on the web and one of the fastest growing local advertising networks. Ben incubated MC, as an EIR at Rustic Canyon, where he was focused on helping to finance and create companies in new media and software.

In addition to being the SVP of Corporate Development at Borland through 4 acquisitions. Ben was the original CEO of CodeGear for which he led the separation and startup. 

Earlier, Ben co-founded Spoke with USVP and couple of great entrepreneurs in 2002. He guided Spoke to its 50th customer and through 3 rounds of successfully higher financing valuations while establishing a new category with his name on key social patents. Ben remains on the board of Spoke.
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Scotts Valley, CA