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Adeo Ressi

Founding Partner

CEO and Founder of the Founder Institute

Palo Alto, California, United States

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Adeo Ressi's Work Experience

Sophos Partners

Founding Partner

2000 to 2002

Xceed, Inc.

Chief Strategic Officer

2000 to 2000


Founder, CEO, Chairman

1995 to 2000

Adeo Ressi's Education

University of Pennsylvania

1992 to 1994

Carnegie Mellon University

1990 to 1992

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Sophos Partners

Mr. Ressi founded Sophos Partners in 2000, a venture consulting and turnaround firm with partners in New York, Boston, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo. At Sophos, Mr. Ressi forged relationships with a dozen venture capitalists to assist with corporate growth and turnaround opportunities, and he acted as interim CEO of, an idealab company.

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Founding Partner @ Sophos Partners Mr. Ressi founded Sophos Partners in 2000, a venture consulting and turnaround firm with partners in New York, Boston, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo. At Sophos, Mr. Ressi forged relationships with a dozen venture capitalists to assist with corporate growth and turnaround opportunities, and he acted as interim CEO of, an idealab company. From 2000 to 2002 (2 years) Chief Strategic Officer @ Xceed, Inc. Mr. Ressi was Chief Strategy Officer of Xceed in 2000, the NASDAQ-listed web architecture and design firm with over 1,000 employees worldwide. At Xceed, he oversaw the filing of a secondary stock offering, organized complimentary service offerings across 13 offices worldwide, and developed the first intra-company financial projections. During his tenure, the company achieved a $1 billion public valuation. From 2000 to 2000 (less than a year) Founder, CEO, Chairman @ methodfive Mr. Ressi founded methodfive in 1995, a strategic web development firm focused exclusively on the media and entertainment industry. methodfive developed strategies and systems for global media companies including The New York Times, The BBC, NewsCorp, The Economist, Scripps and Fox Networks. As CEO, he secured a $2 million investment from PricewaterhouseCoopers and grew the company to 250 employees worldwide, selling the company to Xceed for $88 million in 2000. From 1995 to 2000 (5 years) Founder and President @ Total New York / AOL Digital Cities Mr. Ressi was a founder of Total New York in 1994, one of the first advertiser-supported web media and entertainment properties. Total New York preceded the existence of the World Wide Web. The property was later sold to AOL and Tribune Media, becoming AOL Digital Cities. From 1994 to 1995 (1 year) The Founding Member @ is a private membership community of 20,000 CEOs of fast growth technology companies worldwide. Member CEOs research, rate and review venture capital funding sources under the protection of subpoena-proof anonymity. Members also discuss sensitive issues of building and scaling their business. Over 500 venture firms have built Certified Profiles, creating a transparent marketplace for venture fundraising. Board Member @ XPRIZE The X PRIZE foundation inspires dramatic social change through competition. The original $10 MM Ansari X PRIZE was awarded to Paul Allen and Burt Rutan for building a lightweight sub-orbital space craft capable of carrying three passengers into space twice in two weeks. The foundation is currently pursuing additional space prizes, a $10 MM prize in genomics, and various sustainability prizes. Mr. Ressi has served on the Compensation and Recruiting Committee, as well as holding the Chairman position for the Strategic Planning Committee. From August 2001 to 2010 (9 years) CEO @ Game Trust Game Trust developed the leading enterprise software platform to power community and ecommerce applications in online casual games. As CEO, Mr. Ressi secured $15 MM in venture capital and acquired two companies to build Game Trust, which forged relationships with over 25 game development partners authoring content for the platform and over 30 platform licensees, including large annual licenses with Viacom and AOL. The company was sold to Real Networks in 2007. From February 2002 to October 2007 (5 years 9 months) CEO @ The Founder Institute The Founder Institute is the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator, with chapters across 180+ cities and Graduates that have built companies exceeding $20B in estimated value. We provide high-potential entrepreneurs and teams with the critical support network and structured process needed to build an enduring company. Since 2009, we have helped over 3,300 Graduates raise over $700M funding, get into seed-accelerators, generate traction, recruit a team, build a product, transition from employee to entrepreneur, and more. Learn More About Founder Institute - One of Our Events - Out More About Our Application Requirements - more About Founder Institute Graduates - a Founder Institute Mentor - a Founder Institute Chapter - FAQ -

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