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Wild Brain

660 Alabama Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
Website Company Summary Management Team

CEO: Michael R Polis (06/15/2007) ; Diego Marchioni (12/20/2004)
General Management: Marge Dean (2009)
Sales/Marketing: Bob Higgins
General Counsel/Legal: Erin Webb Dippold ; David Graber

Outside board: (May no longer be on the board) James Caccavo (Steelpoint Capital Partners) Paolo Giacometti (Syntek Capital CFO) Franco Franca (Syntek Capital CEO)
Former outside board: Roy Thiele-Sardina (Steelpoint Capital Partners Managing Partner) Sam Humphreys (Syntek Capital CEO)

Business description: Wild Brain is an award-winning animation studio that develops and produces unique and compelling content across the media spectrum. Powered by our talented pool of directors, animators and production staff, we are an industry leader in animation and renowned for blending traditional animation methods with state-of-the-art computer graphics. Operating out of a 40,000 square-foot facility in San Francisco’s Mission District, our studio has consistently won animation’s top awards and our client list includes the biggest names in entertainment and advertising. Our consumer products subsidiary Kidrobot is a premiere retailer of character-based, limited-edition collectible art toys and apparel, with stores located in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Customers include: AmeritechAsk.comATandTBroderbund SoftwareCoca ColaHBOLevi StraussMasterCardMattelMicrosoftNikeOrganicParamount PicturesPfizerSega of AmericaSilicon GraphicsThe Learning CompanyThe Walt Disney CompanyWarner BrothersXerox;  20th century Fox;  Century Theaters;  Chevrolet;  Chili's;  ConeAndBelding;  Dream Works;  Dreyer's Grand Ice Cream;  Foot;  LucasArts Entertainment;  McDonald's;  Nabisco;  Nestle;  SF Int'l Film Festival;  Sony Music Entertainment;  Target;  The Wall Street Journal;  United Artists;  YoungAndRubicam
Partners include: PacketVideo

Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Nov 2004
Capital raised: 56.5M
Last Round: 30.0M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: Valence Capital Management;  Syntek Capital;  Interfase Capital Partners
Angels/other VCs: Steve Hicks (AMFM)

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Record updated: Jul 2008
Sector: Software
Year Founded: 1994
Headcount: 201-300 as of Sep 2000
Rounds: 2
Recent Fundings: Nov 2004
Capital Raised: 56.5M
Last Round: 30.0M
Ownership: Private