Walt is a seasoned entrepreneur and passionate
early stage investor. Walt co-founded Confirm
with Bob Geiman in 2014 and served as its initial CEO. Prior to Confirm, Walt spent over a year as a
Venture Partner at Highland Capital Partners.
Walt is involved as an investor in, and board member of, several mobile
and software companies including Drizly, an online technology company
facilitating the delivery of beer, wine and alcohol; Evertrue, a developer of
software for charitable giving and fundraising; Invaluable, an on-line auction
platform; Celtra, a self-service platform for the creation and serving of
dynamic rich media advertising; and Clypd, an advertising technology platform
built for the television industry.
Previously, Walt served as the CEO of WHERE, a local discovery service and mobile advertising network where Walt grew the team to over 140 people, raised over $16 million from Venrock, GrandBanks, and Kodiak, and led the acquisition of numerous companies. WHERE was acquired by eBay/PayPal in May 2011 for $135 million and Walt and his team played a pivotal role in the PayPal’s omni-channel commerce strategy.
Prior to joining WHERE, Walt has run, and been involved with numerous consumer media and technology companies, including MapQuest (acquired by AOL), DialPad (acquired by Yahoo), Net2Phone (acquired by AT&T), and GameSpot (acquired by ZDNet, a subsidiary of CBS). His career began in Hong Kong with Dow Jones (DJ) in the early 1990’s.
Walt was named a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2010 program and was also named a Massachusetts High Tech All Star. Walt earned a BA in History and Economics from Emory University.