Is Mike Cassidy The Startup King?

August 3, 2010

3:47 am

This is probably one of the most successful people you have hardly heard about outside of the Valley.

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‘Start-up King’ Mike Cassidy strikes Silicon Valley gold 4 times
SAN FRANCISCO — Entrepreneurs rarely succeed in Silicon Valley— much less repeat success.

Mike Cassidy is living proof. Consider him the Start-up King of Silicon Valley. In short order, he co-founded and was CEO of four companies — Ruba, Xfire, Direct Hit and Stylus Innovation — that have been sold for more than $600 million to the likes of Google, Viacom and Ask Jeeves.


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Frank Gruber is the cofounder, CEO and Executive Editor of Tech.Co (formerly Tech Cocktail). He is the author of the book, Startup Mixology, Tech Cocktail’s Guide to Building, Growing, and Celebrating Startup Success. He is also a startup advisor and investor to startups. Find Frank Gruber online and follow him on Twitter at @FrankGruber.

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