Jeremy Allaire

Founder, Chairman & CEO, Circle

Jeremy Allaire brings two decades of experience building and leading global Internet software platform and online service companies, including Allaire Corporation, where as co-founder and CTO he led the company’s product and GTM strategy.

The company was a pioneer in the use of the Web as a platform for commerce and business applications, and grew to serve over a 1M customers around the world, and as a profitable $120M revenue NASDAQ public company, until the company was sold to Macromedia in late 2000. At Macromedia, Jeremy became the company’s Chief Technology Officer, and co-led products and strategy focused on re-inventing the experiences and rich, transactional applications that were possible on the Web with the Flash Platform, which became the most widely adopted piece of software in the history of computing. After leaving Macromedia in 2003, Jeremy embarked on building Brightcove, a new online service aimed at disrupting the traditional television and video distribution industry. Brightcove grew rapidly adding thousands of major enterprise customers around the world, and today powers video operations on nearly 25% of the top 10,000 websites in the world, reaching 250M unique viewers each month, and operating as a cash-generating $100M+ revenue company. Jeremy brought Brightcove public on NASDAQ in February of 2012, and after promoting his President and COO to the CEO role, became Chairman in January of 2013. For the past 10 years, Jeremy has also been a Director at Ping Identity Corporation, a high-growth, industry leading software and online service provider for securing identity on the Internet, whose clients include many of the largest financial institutions in the world.

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Sean Neville

Co-Founder & CTO, Circle

Sean Neville’s technical creations have reached millions of customers spanning Fortune 500 companies, the Web, iOS and Android devices, desktops, and game platforms across a wide variety of languages, standards, open source groups and solution domains.

After developing software for financial companies and advertising agencies as an entrepreneur in the early days of the Web, Sean joined Allaire Corporation to create enterprise server products. During his tenure — which saw Allaire acquired by Macromedia, and Macromedia subsequently acquired by Adobe — he led the design and development of transaction engines and messaging systems, data synchronization and mapping tools, protocols and integration services; he also represented the company on the JCP Executive Committee which oversaw the Java language and platform, and was a frequent speaker and author on enterprise computing topics. He departed Adobe as a Principal Scientist and joined Brightcove, where he led the development of cloud-hosted consumer software, and since 2008 he has managed his own mobile application and game development studio.

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