James Currier

Managing Partner,
NFX Guild

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James Currier is an Entrepreneur and Investor in Silicon Valley. He was an early proponent of social media and growth systems, and founded Tickle in 1999. Tickle grew to 80 employees, nearly 200 million registered users, and $38 million in revenue before selling to Monster in 2004.

In 2007, with Stan Chudnovsky, James founded Ooga Labs to incubate digital networks and marketplaces.

In 2008, Ooga spun out WonderHill, a casual games company, which was funded by CRV and Shasta. WonderHill’s biggest game was Dragons of Atlantis. Wonderhill grew to $60M in revenue and merged with Kabam in 2010.

In Dec 2010, Ooga spun out Jiff, a secure network and marketplace for connecting the mobile health ecosystem to the heath care industry. Jiff was funded by Ooga, Aberdare Ventures, and Aeris Capital.

In 2012, Ooga spun out IronPearl to build software tools and methodologies to create growth for networks and marketplaces.

James is now an Advisor to networks and marketplaces like like Wanelo, Angelist, Poshmark, Scripted, Jiff, Goodreads, PandoDaily, etc.

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