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Clark Benson – Founder of Ranker and serial entrepreneur

Clark Benson is the founder of Ranker, a consumer web startup that is a platform for ranking . . . anything.  Ranker is Benson’s 5th startup; all prior startups were successes – real businesses, real profitability.  He sold prior internet startup eCrush to Hearst in 2006.  Benson is also the founder of Almighty Music Marketing, which has provided various marketing services to the music industry since 1995.  Benson has always rolled some of his earnings into his other businesses, and self-financed the initial seed $1million for Ranker. Clark started his career in business affairs at Virgin Records America and co-wrote the book College: Your Guide To The Best Five Years of Your Life.

If you’d like to learn more about eCrush’s sale to Hearst media, here is an interesting case study titled Why timing the M&A market is tricky.

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Cecilia Doan – Real-Life Walking, Talking, Blogging, Fashion Girl

Cecilia is a full-time student, but not your typical. Mature beyond her years and generally in sky-high heels, you can’t overlook a gal like Cecilia. Instead of house parties, top ramen and late nights cramming and studying, Cecilia is out there talking, networking, and proving herself to be a young …

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Jesse Lakes – Serial online entrepreneur, full time bum

Jesse Lakes is an online entrepreneur with an addiction to building web based companies.  His first start up began with high school graduation money and he is now fully engaged with his twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth ventures. Between then and now Jesse has also held a number of interesting positions, …

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