Brian Friedman

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At the risk of spoiling the end of a great startup story, here is what happened: After three crazy years, my San Francisco-based company, LOOPD, was bought in December 2016 by Aventri, a major, cloud-based, events management software company based in Norwalk, Connecticut.

In 2017, I relocated to Connecticut and now I serve as the Aventri VP of Digital Innovation, leading the company’s digital strategic objectives. In this role, I work to identify and articulate new product and growth opportunities that can transform—and even disrupt—the events market. Recently, I finished writing my book, Takeaways: Secret truths from leading a startup, that will be released in early 2019. I feature my top insights weekly on my personal blog: OWN IT.

Previously, I was the CEO and cofounder of LOOPD, the emerging leader in offline analytics that utilized socially smart wearables and actionable metrics to help marketers understand, target, and interact with customers. Loopd brought a unique twist to analytics by facilitating and documenting two-way live engagement between customers and others at corporate events.

Aventri acquired LOOPD after we had raised $2.5 million from leading investors including Marc Benioff (CEO of Salesforce) and Tim Draper (leading Silicon Valley venture capitalist). Customers included corporate giants like Intel and Cisco and successful startups like Twilio, MongoDB, and Box.

Prior to launching LOOPD, I studied materials science, product design, and entrepreneurship at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, and at Draper University (a residential startup school) in Silicon Valley.

All of this hard work demands an outlet for release, and I am an avid fan of action sports and outdoor activity. I am a former competitive snowboarder and now I enjoy kiteboarding, mountain biking, and international adventuring, having recently logged trips to India, Iceland, China, Portugal, and Japan.

For more about my story, see: medium.com/@Loopd/meet-brian-friedman-10272a3ba54b

For all of my public content, see: brianmfriedman.com
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At the risk of spoiling the end of a great startup story, here is what happened: After three crazy years, my San Francisco-based company, LOOPD, was bought in December 2016 by Aventri, a major, cloud-based, events management software company based in Norwalk, Connecticut.

In 2017, I relocated to Connecticut and now I serve as the Aventri VP of Digital Innovation, leading the company’s digital strategic objectives. In this role, I work to identify and articulate new product and growth opportunities that can transform—and even disrupt—the events market. Recently, I finished writing my book, Takeaways: Secret truths from leading a startup, that will be released in early 2019. I feature my top insights weekly on my personal blog: OWN IT.

Previously, I was the CEO and cofounder of LOOPD, the emerging leader in offline analytics that utilized socially smart wearables and actionable metrics to help marketers understand, target, and interact with customers. Loopd brought a unique twist to analytics by facilitating and documenting two-way live engagement between customers and others at corporate events.

Aventri acquired LOOPD after we had raised $2.5 million from leading investors including Marc Benioff (CEO of Salesforce) and Tim Draper (leading Silicon Valley venture capitalist). Customers included corporate giants like Intel and Cisco and successful startups like Twilio, MongoDB, and Box.

Prior to launching LOOPD, I studied materials science, product design, and entrepreneurship at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, and at Draper University (a residential startup school) in Silicon Valley.

All of this hard work demands an outlet for release, and I am an avid fan of action sports and outdoor activity. I am a former competitive snowboarder and now I enjoy kiteboarding, mountain biking, and international adventuring, having recently logged trips to India, Iceland, China, Portugal, and Japan.

For more about my story, see: medium.com/@Loopd/meet-brian-friedman-10272a3ba54b

For all of my public content, see: brianmfriedman.com

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Menehune
$5 or more per month
  • Gain early access to my featured weekly content 24 hours before everyone else
  • Secure a spot on my special newsletter to receive book updates, exclusive news and more
Breaker
$25 or more per month
  • Unlock full access to all my premium content including unreleased podcasts, blog posts and video episodes
  • Earn priority status when asking questions for all of my AMA sessions
  • All of my previous rewards
Master
$50 or more per month
  • Join my monthly community hangout and get the chance to chat with me about anything from business to design 
  • You'll also get your name in the description of my weekly videos, podcasts and social posts
  • All of my previous rewards
Kahuna
$100 or more per month
  • Receive a signed copy of my new book Takeaways: Secret Truths from Leading a Startup before it’s released on Amazon in early 2019
  • I'll send you a handwritten thank-you card for being so awesome
  • All of my previous rewards