Darren Herman is an active angel investor and board member here in New York City for technology based advertising companies. In his tenure as an entrepreneur, he’s raised over $40MM for his own ventures and over $30MM for others he is advising or mentoring. He currently is the Head of Digital Media for The Media Kitchen, a mid-sized communications planning and buying agency in Manhattan’s Soho district.
Darren Herman is a globally recognized digital media pioneer who is inspired by the white space that exists between advertising, media, and technology. Over the past 10 years, Herman has started five companies, sold two, and raised more than $40M in venture capital. His companies achieved numerous awards including Avenue-A | Razorfish’s critically acclaimed ""Breakout Company of the Year"" and AlwaysOn’s ""Top 100 Private Company."" He also personally won BusinessWeek’s Top Entrepreneur award in 2006. He has been featured in a MTV documentary and is frequently quoted in global marketing, technology and financial periodicals.
Over the past decade, Darren has stewarded clients such as Viacom, Panasonic, Sony Pictures, MTV, AT&T, eBay, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, American Eagle Outfitters, and PBS (amongst many others) into digital media campaigns utilizing search, rich media, traditional display, digital video, video games, mobile, and digital out-of-home.
In 2008, he released his first book, Coloring Outside the Lines: Confessions of a Digital Native.