Derrick Horner

Venture Partner

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Derrick Horner has a broad range of professional experience including a strategic advisor to startups, established companies, and turnarounds; General Counsel and corporate development and strategy at very innovative public and private companies; managing startup operations; and angel investing. He works mostly with Internet companies, across devices, platforms and channels, where he can be part of ambitious teams working on creative and challenging projects. His recent projects have involved AI, computer vision, data science, loyalty and retail marketing, advertising and marketing technology as well as mobile gaming, eSports, OTT/SVOD/AVOD content and video/livestreaming technology.

Some of his career highlights include:

  • H1 Ventures - Started this firm to provide seed funding and co-found, manage, or advise early-stage companies through exit.
  • Co-Founder of Several Companies - PlaySpree (esports), Good World Games (gaming platform), addGloo (adtech).
  • General Counsel of Several Media / Adtech Companies - Source Media, 24/7 Real Media, Massive Incorporated, Vibrant Media.
  • Practiced Law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in NY and London - Specialized in M&A and private investment fund matters.
  • Harvard - Graduated Cum Laude from Harvard College and Cum Laude from Harvard Law School.

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