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Harvard Business School. Graduated MBA : 1993.

Wharton, University of Pennsylvania. Summa Cum Laude, B.S. in Economics : 1988.

Enterprises Founded

Tribe Networks, Inc. Pincus was a Co-Founder and one time CEO of this venture financed startup with Paul Martino and Valerie Syme. Tribe was a social networks site with a very open and permissive business model. It was described as the next generation of online classifieds Tribe partnered with major local newspapers and was backed by The Washington Post, and Knight Ridder Digital in addition to Mayfield Venture Capital. The core tribe assets were eventually sold to Cisco.

SupportSoft, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPRT), Pincus Co-Founded and was the former Chairman and CEO of this publicly traded enterprise software company, formerly known as A large number of companies and the leading broadband service providers rely on SupportSoft's software as their underlying infrastructure.

Tank Hill. Pincus founded this incubator in January 2000 along with Martin Roscheisen. [An 'incubator' provides office space/furniture, phone systems, and clerical staffing as well as mentoring, access to capital, and other assistance to hot start up companies.]

FreeLoader. Founded along with Sunil Paul in 1995 as the first web based push service. [Acquired after 7 months by Individual, Inc. for $38 million. Pincus' share was $8.5 million: a third in stock guaranteed at $18.50 a share, the rest in floating stock. ]

Employment Highlights

Columbia Capital. Senior Vice President at this venture capital firm in Washington DC. 1994-1995.

Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI). Manager of corporate development. 1993 -1994

Asian Capital Partners. Vice President. 1990-1992.

Lazard Freres. Analyst. 1988-1990.


"Social networking isn't just a fad. Tribe fills the gap between e-mailing your friends and a commercial ad." --MARK PINCUS

"I don't fucking want innovation...You're not smarter than your competitor. Just copy what they do and do it until you get their numbers." - Mark Pincus

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