Paul O'Brien is an accomplished entrepreneur and investor with a strong background in online technology and startups. Known as SEO'Brien in the search industry, Paul has worked in venture capital economic development for years, serving as an investor in entrepreneurs. He is passionate about media innovation and investment, and has seeded MediaTech Ventures, a media industry venture development group.
Before venturing into the world of venture capital, Paul had a career in marketing, starting at Yahoo! and HP before leading the early growth of startups such as Outright.com (Acquired by GoDaddy), Zvents (Acquired by eBay's Stubhub), and MicroVentures (Venture Capital). Despite his current role focused on investment-seeking,Paul has an unusually strong technical background, having built websites in the '90s and continuing to engineer and produce content at seobrien.com.
In addition to his work at MediaTech Ventures, Paul is the Founder and Director of Funded House, and holds board and advisory positions at various organizations, including the Founder Institute and VenturePoint. Paul is a frequent speaker at startup and media conferences, and has been featured in the book "Online Marketing Heroes."
Overall, Paul O'Brien's experience and expertise in entrepreneurship, venture capital, and marketing make him a valued asset in any startup or media-related venture.