John Borthwick

Co-Founder at Betaworks Studio, LLC

John Borthwick

John Borthwick

Co-Founder at Betaworks Studio, LLC

Overview
Career Highlights

Chartbeat, Inc.
Cheshire Investments, Inc.
Digg, Inc. /New

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Number of Boards

18

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Investor at MakerBot Industries LLC

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Founder at Giphy, Inc.

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Investor at Betaworks Studio, LLC

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Advisor at Audiojack

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Founder & Managing Partner at White Star Capital Investments UK Ltd.

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General Partner at Bullpen Capital Management LLC

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Co-Founder at Katapult Group, Inc.

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Venture Partner at Betaworks Studio, LLC

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Partner at Betaworks Studio, LLC

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Co-Founder at Kano Computing Ltd.

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John Borthwick
Co-Founder at Betaworks Studio, LLC
Education
MBA
Class of 1994

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

BA in Economics
Class of 1987

Wesleyan University is known for the excellence of its academic and co-curricular programs. About 2,900 undergraduates—and some 200 graduate students—from around the world pursue their classroom studies, research projects, and co-curricular interests in ways that are demanding and intensely rewarding. Here, on a beautiful campus overlooking the Connecticut River, students learn to do productive and innovative work that makes a positive difference in the world—that’s what Wesleyan is about.

Memberships
Ambassador
Current

Epic Foundation is a global not-for-profit startup based in New York City. Epic Foundation bridges the gap between a new generation of individual and corporate donors and organizations supporting children and youth. They are developing new tools focused on enhancing how donors select, monitor and experience their impact.

Career History
Founder
2008 - Current

Betaworks Investments invests in companies located in the US The firm targets companies operating in the fields of technology sectors. They provides financing for pre-seed and seed stage capital requirements with an investment size ranging from $100k - $500k .

Co-Founder
2007 - Current

Betaworks Studio LLC builds and operates real time software, services and media distribution platform. It operates an online platform that offers media products. The firm's products include Digg, Dots, Bloglovin and Giphyt. The company was founded by John K. L. Borthwick and Andrew Weissman in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Chief Executive Officer
Current

Digg, Inc. provides online information services. It builds applications that enable users to find and talk about news. The firm develops iPhone, iPad apps and a daily email that process the links shared by users’ friends on Twitter and Facebook and deliver the important stories. The company was founded by John K. L. Borthwick and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Boards & Committees
Director
2009 - Current

Chartbeat, Inc. provides real-time data analytics and performance alerts. It partners with doers, editors, writers, marketers, developers, those who create and build the content that users see and interact with online to deliver the data they need, when they need it. The firm offers Chartbeat Publishing, a suite of audience building tools-built around an audience’s actual behavior for global publishers and media sites. It also provides real-time analytics starter kits to track number of visitors on a website, traffic sources that drive visitor, and social network traffic. The company was founded on April 2, 2009 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Member, Advisory Board
Current

Keep Holdings, Inc. owns and operates online advertising platforms. Its platform offers trending products, featured products, and gift guides, and allows retailers to add and sell their products to shoppers on its platform. The firm’s products include AdKeeper, Swizzle and Keep. The company was founded by Scott Kurnit and MaryAnn Bekkedahl in 2007 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Senior Advisor
Current

RRE Ventures invests in private information technology companies. They focus on rapidly growing markets in the software, communications and financial services industries.Target companies have demonstrated an ability to achieve rapid growth by successfully developing, manufacturing and marketing their products or services. RRE Ventures acquires minority equity interests in US-domiciled companies, but on occasion may make loans with equity rights or purchase public instruments in an underperforming company where the principals can play a pivotal role in turning the situation around. RRE Ventures generally invests between $5-10 million in early to mid-stage privately held information technology companies. They typically seek U.S. domiciled enterprises that are completing product development and are beginning to offer their products or services to a rapidly expanding and quantifiably large market. Of particular interest are companies that serve or partner with the Fortune 500.

Member, Mayor's Council on Technology & Innovation
2011 - Prior
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$10K - $25K
2012

New York Public Radio operates radio stations. It consists of WNYC 93.9 FM, AM 820, and WQXR 105.9 which New York-based public radio stations, broadcasting programs from National Public Radio and Public Radio International, as well as a range of signature local programming. WNYC FM and AM extend New York City's cultural heritage to the whole country and air offerings from affiliate networks national public radio and public radio International. WNYC FM 93.9 broadcasts a range of daily news, talk, cultural and classical music programming, while WNYC AM 820 maintains a focus on breaking news and international/ global news reporting. The company was founded on June 8th, 1924 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Political Donations
$2,000
2012

Former Senator from Missouri

$250
2010

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

$2,300
2007

Former President of United States

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Betaworks Giphy One LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

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Chartbeat, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Betaworks Studio, LLC raised money in a private placement transaction

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Digg, Inc. provides online information services. It builds applications that enable users to find and talk about news. The firm develops iPhone, iPad apps and a daily email that process the links shared by users’ friends on Twitter and Facebook and deliver the important stories. The company was founded by John K. L. Borthwick and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Covestor, Inc. operates as a online investment management platform. Its platform and technology allows delivering specialized active and passive investing solutions at a lower cost and with the benefit of online convenience. Its platform give investors access to institutional style investment strategies, delivered in the security of their own brokerage accounts. The company was founded by Perry Rael Blacher, Richard Kevork Tahta and Simon Veingard in 2007 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.

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Outside.in, Inc. develops hyperlocal content and advertising platform used for consumers, local bloggers and publishers. The firm shows neighborhood news and information from local bloggers, journalists and mainstream media on news sites. The company was founded by Steven Berlin Johnson, John Geraci, John Seely Brown, Mark Bailey, Andrew Karsch and Cory Forsyth in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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