Rich Schmelzer is startup veteran and active angel investor based in Boulder, CO. He is credited with starting/co-founder of video compression innovator Global Entertainment Systems (licensed to Scientific Atlanta), Digital Advertising Insertion Company SkyConnect (sold to Larry Ellison’s nCube), Massive Multiplayer Gaming Platform Company Vr1 (sold to Pacific Gaming), Data Acquisition and Customer Retention Company (sold to Excite@Home), Shoe Personalization Company jibbitz (sold to Crocs NASDAQ:crox), Location Based Social Network Company LOBASO (merged with BrightKite), Family Physical Activity Trackers Company GeoPalz (active).

Mr. Schmelzer lives in Boulder, Colorado and Fenwick Island, Delaware with is wife (jibbitz and GeoPalz co-founder Sheri Schmelzer) and their three children.