Rick Marini

Founder & CEO of @BranchOut. Prior Co-Founder of @Tickle (sold to Monster for $100M). Investor & Advisor to more than 35 start-ups.

Confirmed Investments · Invests $10,000-$100,000 per deal
What I Do

I have 15 years of deep experience in the consumer internet including founding 3 successful companies. In my career, I have raised $58 million in VC funding from Accel Partners, Redpoint, Mayfield, August Capital, Norwest, Floodgate Fund and a dozen top tier angels.


Founder of BranchOut - the largest professional network leveraging social with over 800 million total profiles. Raised $49mm from Accel, Redpoint, Mayfield, Norwest and a dozen of the top angels in SV.

Prior, founded SuperFan - a profitable developer of social games and Facebook apps for top media companies like CBS, MTV, Sony, Universal, etc.

Prior, co-founded Tickle.com - the largest online personality testing site. Raised $9 million from August Capital. Grew it to be a top 20 site with 200 million registered users and almost $40 million in revenue. Sold Tickle to Monster in 2004 for over $100 million.

Education: Harvard MBA (1999) and Univ of NH (1994).

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