Peter C. Horan is an entrepreneur and digital media investor with a history of building successful media, commerce and ad technology businesses.
In February of 2014, Peter formed Horan MediaTech Advisors as an umbrella for his investment and consulting activities. Peter currently works with and/or has investments in: Antenna; BrightHub; College Factual; Kyck; Lending Tree; Mowingo; Net2TV; PublishThis; Purch; ShopPad; Skift; SocialWire, TalkWheel, Topix, TwelveFold Media, Viggle.
He has played a role in five major revolutions in media and technology including: home video games; personal computers; cell phones; Windows computing; and the internet.
As a CEO and independent director, he has been part of eight profitable exits in the last ten years totaling almost $1.800 billion in value.
Peter is actively investing in the sectors that are transforming media and advertising including: the intersection of the social web with media and advertising; lightweight content models; as well as advanced ad targeting techniques.
He was previously: President and COO of Answers, Corp.; CEO of IAC Media and Advertising; CEO of About.com; CEO of AllBusiness.com, CEO of Goodmail Systems, and CEO of DevX.
He has served on the board of directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau and the Online Publishers Association. Peter is an active outdoorsman and environmentalist and is active in the Sierra Club, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and Glen Canyon Institute.