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Brad Smith

Brad Smith

Founder of The Great Discontent and Wayward Wild

Brad Smith is the founder of Virb, Simplecast, Wayward Wild, The Great Discontent, and Audio Ventures. He is the CEO of Audio Ventures. He lives in New York, though he was born and grew up in Missouri. He attended Missouri State University for a semester before dropping out. He then worked in a pager shop in Springfield, Missouri, and led its web design department within six months of joining the company.

In 2000, the company chose to downsize in 2000 and planned to lay-off all the employees in Smith's department. Smith came to an agreement with the company's president to instead take the company's web design clients and create a spin-off company from the web design department called Neubix Studios in 2001. In 2005, after Smith met with the founders of PureVolume. Smith accepted an offer to join the team and moved Neubix's operations to Boston (ryan interview). In 2006, Neubix launched Virb, a social network where users can build their own websites. The site was fully acquired by Media Temple in 2012.

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Prasid Banerjee
September 9, 2021
mint
Smith said regulations formed in South Korea and Japan over the past week, which regulate how Google and Apple operate their App Stores, are perhaps the most significant tech regulations in 2021 so far
Heather Landi
August 3, 2021
FierceHealthcare
Olive pulled in $400 million to build out its enterprise AI for hospitals, Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global banked $80 million, a digital clinic for treating multiple addictions nabbed $64 million and other funding news in July.
Paige Minemyer
June 29, 2021
FierceHealthcare
Former Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation chief Brad Smith is using his value-based care experience to launch a new company that aims to bring those models to rural areas.
The Associated Press
April 17, 2021
CTVNews
Microsoft this past week offered all federal agencies a year of 'advanced' security features at no extra charge in light of the SolarWinds hack
By FRANK BAJAK
April 17, 2021
AP NEWS
BOSTON (AP) -- The sprawling, monthslong hacking campaign deemed a grave threat to U.S. national security came to be known as SolarWinds for the company whose software update Russian intelligence...
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