Seth is also an active angel investor and advisor to startups like Turntable.fm and Gumroad. He started his entrepreneurial career at age 7 selling kites on Cape Cod, and grew up in Boston, where he developed his pathological love for the Patriots, Red Sox and Celtics. He studied Theatre at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan and went on to Columbia University in New York, where he majored in Literature.
Seth started his first company, an early Internet advertising agency called SiteSpecific, in 1995. He sold it to a bigger company a few years later. In 1999 he watched the first Internet bubble inflate and then pop, as Entrepreneur in Residence at Flatiron Partners. Over the past ten years, Seth has built a number of successful companies, including Majestic Research, the first investment research company based on live consumer Internet data, and SocialMedia.com, which developed the first social advertising technology on Facebook. Seth is passionate about helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams. In 2007 he created Pier 38 in San Francisco, a nexus of activity that gave birth to a number of successful startups including Instagram. He has also been an active advisor to the US State Department Global Entrepreneurship Program, with whom he has travelled to Egypt and Turkey to foster entrepreneurship.
After living in NYC for almost twenty years, Seth moved to Marin, California. If he could climb Bolinas Fairfax every day on his bike, listening to David Bowie, Miike Snow and Diplo, he would.
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