Mr. Damian Manning serves as Venture Partner at Digital Entertainment Ventures. He is a technologist and serial entrepreneur with nearly 20 years of commercial innovation and a dedication to creating groundbreaking online experiences for consumers. Most recently, he co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer and the principal architect of Echospin, a technology company whose pioneering solutions enable rights holders to sell and promote digital, physical and mobile goods directly to fans across the globe. Acquired in 2010 by The Because Group, Echospin's partners include all four major labels, Disney Music Group, Ticketmaster and National Geographic, among many others. He also served as an Advisor of Spendsetter. His extensive experience also includes serving as Managing Partner for Digital Strategy Partners, a firm specializing in media technology services for clients including Yahoo!, Citigroup, The New York Times, MediaNet Digital and Viacom. Prior to founding Digital Strategy Partners, he was Vice President, Digital Media, for MTV Networks. There he was responsible for leading the global digital media strategy of the MTV Networks online properties, including more than 60 brands and affiliates around the world. He began his career in 1995 at the dawn of the Internet Age, on the front lines at IDT as Senior Technologist. After helping IDT grow to millions of customers and execute a successful IPO, he went on to assist ICES in building one of the very first global business-to-business eCommerce platforms, where he served as Director, Research & Development. He also co-founded e-Save Networks, where he held the position of Director, Technology.