Mr. Rick Marini serves as Board Member, Investor & Advisor at Birdeye. He serves as an Advisor at Lumosity. He serves as Managing Partner at Protocol Ventures. He serves as a Venture Partner at Scale-Up Venture Capital. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as Managing Partner at Dragonfly Ventures. He also served as General Manager, Digital Innovation at Hearst. He founded Talk.co and served as its Chief Executive Officer. He is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer in social media with more than a decade of experience in the consumer Internet space. Previously, he founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of SuperFan. SuperFan was a social entertainment platform that developed social games and Facebook apps. SuperFan's clients included CBS, MTV, Universal Music, Warner Music, Sony, etc. Previously, he co-founded and served as Chief Strategist of Tickle. Tickle was one of the largest social media sites on the Internet and the first site to successfully leverage viral marketing through personality tests, photo-sharing and matchmaking products. Under his leadership, Tickle operated as a profitable company with close to $40 million of annual revenue. He served on the Board of Directors of Tickle until 2004 when Tickle was successfully acquired by Monster Worldwide for over $100 million. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of New Hampshire, magna cum laude, and an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He currently serves on the Advisory Boards of Fwix, Friendster, Lumos Labs, Stipple, and FIGHTER. He is also an Angel Investor.