Robert Levitan is an entrepreneur who has started five companies and has raised more than $150 million in venture capital financing. A pioneer of New York’s Silicon Alley tech industry, Levitan co-founded iVillage in 1995. iVillage grew to become the largest women’s community on the web. In 1999, iVillage was one of New York’s first internet companies to have a successful public offering. In 2006, NBC Universal acquired iVillage. More recently, Levitan was the CEO and chairman of Pando Networks, a cloud-based media-delivery company. In 2013, Levitan executed the successful sale of Pando Networks to the Xbox division of Microsoft. In 2014 Levitan co-founded a mobile local search company which will be releasing an app in the spring of 2015. Levitan has navigated different types of technology businesses through various economic climates and outcomes. In 1999, Levitan was the co-founder of the online payment system and digital currency platform Flooz.com. Flooz was the first alternative payment method accepted at checkout of ecommerce sites. In 2003, Levitan co-founded the US operations of Dotomi, a personalized ad-targeting company. Dotomi was acquired by ValueClick in 2011. In 2002, Levitan helped Pearson conceive of, and launch, a Chinese television series. Levitan travelled to China and sold Kodak an exclusive sponsorship of the new series entitled “Beijing to London Taxi.” Levitan actively mentors startups in New York City and serves on the board of Eden Village Camp.
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