May 21, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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We're really excited to have a Brett Martin, the CEO and Founder of Sonar and Daniel Klaus, the CEO and Founder of K2 Labs, as guests for our May meetup. This is the first time that we'll have a founder with his investor and both are well versed in Lean Startup best practices so this should make for some very interesting discussion.
Brett Martin is co-founder and CEO of Sonar, a location-based mobile application that leverages social network data to reveal hidden connections and interests you share with the people nearby. Prior to Sonar, Brett helped found AppFund, a seed stage mobile incubator from K2 Media Labs. Before K2, he studied early stage startups as a Fulbright Scholar in Milan, helped launch Vice Magazine's VBS.tv, and worked on Wall Street as an equity research associate. Brett attended Dartmouth College and grew up in Ocean City, MD.
David Klaus is an entrepreneur and investor in new media and technology companies. From April 2006 to the December 2009, Mr. Klaus has served as Chief Executive Officer of the online media company Music Nation, Inc. and Original Signal Recordings, a company he co-founded and led through three rounds of equity and institutional debt financings including Greylock Partners, Point Judith Capital, and LightHouse Capital Partners. Music Nation and Original Signal have become one of the leading independent music companies in the US with artists such as Ingrid Michelson, Butch Walker, The Bronx, Longwave and numerous others. In 2009 the company formed a venture with Universal Music Group to distribute and market its recorded music product.