Jeff Dachis » Co-founder and former CEO, Razorfish, Chief Evangelist, Sprinklr
Considered one of the early pioneers in the development of the World Wide Web, Jeff is adept at identifying strategic growth opportunities that drive the creation of new industries. He is the Co-Founder, former CEO and Chairman of Razorfish, the world’s largest digital marketing solutions firm, where he bootstrapped the company and led it through its successful $55MM IPO. More recently, as the Founder, CEO and Chairman of Dachis Group, he coined the term ‘Social Business’, set the vision and strategy for its Social Business consulting practice and the development of its big data social analytics platform, and drove the eventual strategic exit to Sprinklr. With a passion for the intersection of big data, mobile computing, the quantified self movement and digital innovation, Jeff had early involvement in the creation of the first banner ad, the creation of the first web animation, and has digital work exhibited as part of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. Jeff is a Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year winner (NYC 2001) and finalist (Austin 2012). He is an active mentor and investor with TechStars and Founder’s Institute, and serves or has served on advisory boards for companies including Sprinklr, Bazaarvoice, OfferPop, Ferris, and SocialWare. Jeff is a frequent guest lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin and New York University; he has a MA from NYU, and a double Liberal Arts degree from SUNY Purchase.