Science Inc, a technology studio that creates, acquires and scales successful digital businesses, has appointed Jason Rapp as a managing director. In his new role, Rapp will find and develop new opportunities for the science portfolio and offer strategic counsel to the firm and its existing portfolio companies as they mature and grow.
Science Inc., the technology studio that creates, acquires and scales successful digital businesses, announces that Jason Rapp has joined as Managing Director.
In his new role, Mr. Rapp will find and develop new opportunities for the Science portfolio and offer strategic counsel to the firm and its existing portfolio companies as they mature and grow.
“I’m thrilled to team up with Mike Jones, whom I’ve known and admired professionally for years,” said Mr. Rapp. “He and the Science team have taken an innovative approach to building great companies. I’m excited to join them as they grow Science into a truly transformative enterprise and a powerful force within the startup ecosystem.”
“Jason is an accomplished digital media executive, known and respected in Silicon Valley, New York and here in Los Angeles. He’s a great example of the caliber of talent we want at Science. He is ideally experienced to help us build our existing businesses and to launch and acquire new ones. I’m ecstatic to be working with him,” noted Michael Jones, CEO of Science Inc.
Mr. Rapp is an executive, investor and advisor to digital media and technology companies. He has consulted start-up companies on fundraising, M&A, strategy and business development and advised larger companies with digital market entry.
Prior to joining Science, Mr. Rapp was the president and member of the board of directors of Mahalo.com, the educational app and video company. From 2006-2009, he was a senior executive in Barry Diller’s IAC corporation (Nasdaq: IACI) where he served as CEO of Gifts.com and ran IAC’s mergers and acquisitions operation in New York.
Prior to his work at IAC, Mr. Rapp was an executive at The New York Times Company, serving as Associate General Manager and head of operations for NYTimes.com, the leading newspaper web site. He also held management positions in operations, strategy and corporate development.
He is a member of the board of directors of Blip Networks, and an advisor to several dynamic start-ups.
Based in Santa Monica, Calif., Science Inc. is a technology studio that creates, acquires and scales successful digital businesses by bringing together the best ideas, talent, resources and financing through a centralized platform. Science focuses on three things: developing new businesses, providing emerging startups with operational strategy and capital and transforming later-stage Internet ventures with new talent and innovation. The company has more than 13 investments with dynamic companies such as DollarShaveClub, DogVacay, Ellie, Uncovet and others.