Celebrated Technology Industry Tastemaker to Provide Expert Counsel for Growing Ingk Labs Portfolio
NEW YORK—October 24, 2011—Ingk Labs has announced that Gene DeRose, longtime CEO and co-founder of the groundbreaking research and media firm Jupiter Research, has joined the company as an advisor. A distinguished technology industry tastemaker and trend-spotter, DeRose will draw on his vast experience and success with high-growth companies to catapult Ingk Labs portfolio ventures to market-leader status. Based in New York City, Ingk Labs rescues promising intellectual property from the IP graveyard, fast-tracking portfolio ventures from concept to company according to a well-defined business process automation model.
“Gene embodies a rare combination of strategic foresight and operational acumen that remains unmatched in the digital world,” said Craig Alberino, CEO and founding partner at Ingk Labs. “His experience at the helm of an accelerated growth company, coupled with his keen ability to identify and define the trends that galvanize the technology industry, will provide strong leverage to Ingk Labs as we enter a new phase of growth and aim to bring an uncommon return to investors.”
An active investor, board member, chairman or advisor a half-dozen Internet companies and non-profit organizations, DeRose’s current ventures include Skymarker, a seed-funded mobile software startup, and WANT!, a new mobile app that lets users playfully express themselves by capturing, sharing, and remembering things they want. He is co-founder of House Party, which combines Web-based tools and an online presence to generate viral events that mobilize thousands of real-world, in-home parties occurring on the same day around a pre-determined theme, topic, or media event.
DeRose serves as chairman at Opengate, a non-profit organization which, through its facilities and services, is devoted to providing lifelong residency care and day programs for developmentally disabled adults. He holds a B.A. in English Literature and History from The University of Virginia.
About Ingk Labs
Ingk Labs is a privately held IP Accelerator based in New York City. Founded on a fundamentally different approach to IP acquisition and development, the company is led by a cadre of industry luminaries and business experts who rescue hand-selected IP from the intellectual graveyard, taking it from concept to company and transforming it into fully functioning, capitalized portfolio ventures that demonstrate big potential for social media innovation. Ingk Labs invests in, builds, and deploys early-stage, disruptive technologies employing a unique IP acceleration model that allows for rapid innovation of technologies that share a common infrastructure with a distributed investment risk for investors. More information can be found at ingk.com.
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