Kelly Smith is the founder of Curious Office - a Seattle investment and start-up incubation firm. He has founded or funded several companies to include:
Imagekind - the largest online marketplace for buying and selling art (acquired by CafePress).
Inkd - the world's first marketplace for buying and selling print designs
Shelfari - the leading online book lovers community (acquired by Amazon)
SEOmoz - the leading online search engine optimization tools developer.
CoolSpotters - a wildly popular celebrity style and entertainment platform.
Wishpot - free social shopping service that makes it easy to save and share interesting things you find in stores and online.
Rouxbe - the next generation food and cooking site focused on teaching home cooks the skill and technique behind great recipes.
Kelly is a recognized veteran in the area of digital video whose most recent position was as Vice President Product Marketing at Siemen's Fixed Network Division whose annual revenues exceed £2.65 billion . Kelly joined Siemens after the acquisition of Seattle-based Myrio Corporation, whose middleware still represents the largest community of actual IPTV deployments. In 1995, Kelly joined RealNetworks - the pioneers of the Internet "digital media" industry and developers of the popular RealPlayer and Rhapsody music service. He managed business development for Europe, Middle East and Africa from Real's London offices and cultivated first contracts with leading multi-national corporations such as Duetsche Telekom, BBC, MTV Europe, British Telecom, Sonera, Nokia and others. With SPRY Inc. Kelly participated in the early evolution of the Web - the America Online Internet Division was formed with the acquisition of Seattle-based SPRY - an Internet software company responsible for Internet In A Box which became the world's first Internet software suite that allowed users to instantly connect to the Internet. Internet in a Box even preceeded Netscape and quickly became the best-selling consumer/internet software application on the market. CompuServe/AOL acquired SPRY in 1995 for $100 million.
Kelly founded RocketVox which emerged as a leading content provider for businesses and consumers in emerging media channels. It aggregated and distributed world-class video properties for use across the Internet and broadband services. RocketVox was eventually acquired by thePlatform and is now the leading developer of content management and publishing systems for rich content (e.g. streaming audio & video) (http://www.theplatform.com). The web-based application helps large organizations accelerate and streamline the deployment, management and use of media assets by eliminating technical complexity from each phase of the media publishing process. thePlatform powers several high profile video services including Verizon's V Cast service and Amp'd Mobile's forthcoming multimedia platform.
Kelly Smith in the press:
French Giant Thomson Electronics develops new IP Video Products
Kelly Smith, veteran digital video executive launches new company
RocketVox raises $2M
Application Service Provider, RocketVox Gets $2 million
Streaming firm RocketVox bought by local rival
RocketVox, Inc is Acquired by thePlatform
Digital Hollywood - IP Video, Datacasting, DSMCC and other Technologies Enabling the Transformation of Entertainment
Veteran digital media pioneers team up on new consulting company
Myrio sold to Siemens
Northwest Venture voice - Siemens buys Myrio
Tuning in to IPTV
Myrio, Bitband Unveil VOD Development
BitBand and Myrio Introduce Integrated Video Over IP Solution for Delivery of Triple Play Services Worldwide
Myrio and Midstream Team Up
Zhone Enhances Triple Play Over Copper Carrier Solutions with New ADSL2+ Devices and Integrated IP Video Decoders
Kensei News and Information - Myrio Allowing Set-Top Box Vendors to Deploy IPTV and Interactive Application
StockWatch: Zhone Residential Gateway 600 Series Lowers Cost of Service Delivery by Distributing Voice Data and Video over Existing Home Wiring
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- Kelly Smith
- July 2005
- Seattle, USA
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