Mr. David Siminoff is an Angel Investor. He is Founder and serves as Chief Creative Officer of Shmoop University. He served as an Advisor at Formation 8. Prior to Shmoop, he was a Partner at Venrock from 2007-2009. Prior to Venrock, he served as Chairman, President, and CEO of Spark Networks, a provider of online personal services and the parent company to JDate. He spent nearly a decade in investment research analysis and portfolio management at Capital Research, making early investments in Yahoo!, AOL, Amazon, and eBay. He later founded and co-founded 4INFO, a leading mobile search service. Formerly, he founded and later sold EastNet, a syndicate barter company, enabling television stations in Eastern Europe to trade American TV programs for advertising time from major brands. He currently serves on the boards of Crunchyroll, BlogHer, and SlideShare and Coupons.com. He holds a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.F.A. from the University of Southern California and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.