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Peter C. Horan

Peter C. Horan

Digital Trends

Peter C. Horan is an entrepreneur and digital media investor with a history of building successful media, commerce and ad technology businesses. As a CEO and independent director he has been part of eight profitable exits in the last ten years totaling almost $1.8 billion in value and more than $4 billion in public market value-creation.

He has also been actively involved in $800 million in acquisitions over that same period.In February of 2014, Peter formed Horan MediaTech Advisors as an umbrella for his investment and consulting activities.

Peter currently works with and/or has investments in: AdZerk; Business.com, Candid, Digital Trends, Lending Tree; Outdoor Project; Purch; ShopPad; Skift; Slumberkins, TougHer, and WildFang. He also advises a number of other media companies. Peter is an active early stage investor and is involved with the Oregon Angel Fund, Cascade Angels, and Portland Seed Fund.

He has served on the board of directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the Online Publishers Association. Peter is an active outdoorsman and environmentalist and is active in the Sierra Club, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and Glen Canyon Institute.

He was previously: President and COO of Answers, Corp.; CEO of IAC Media and Advertising; CEO of About.com; CEO of AllBusiness.com, CEO of Goodmail Systems, and CEO of DevX.

He has served on the board of directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the Online Publishers Association. Peter is an active outdoorsman and environmentalist and is active in the Sierra Club, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and Glen Canyon Institute.

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