Red Bear Angels Team Member

Gus Warren


Gus has 20+ years experience as a venture capitalist and operating executive for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. Gus is currently a co-founder and COO of Disconnect, Inc. a leading consumer privacy software company backed by FirstMark Capital, Highland Capital Partners, and Charles River Ventures.  Prior to Disconnect, Gus spent 4 years as a VP, SVP, and GM at Spot Runner, a next-generation video advertising platform whose investors included Battery Ventures, Index Ventures, WPP, IPG, and CBS. Prior to Spot Runner, Gus was a venture capitalist at Granite Ventures and Time Warner Ventures, where his portfolio included InfoGear (acquired by Cisco), Speakeasy (acquired by BestBuy), Digital Fountain (acquired by Qualcomm), Arroyo Video Solutions (acquired by Cisco), BigBand Networks (acquired by Arris Corporation), and SkyStream Networks (acquired by Ericsson Television).  Early in his career, Gus was VP of Marketing and Business Development at NetMarket (acquired by Cendant) and Product Manager at Internet Profiles (acquired by Engage Technologies).  Gus graduated with a BA in Government from Cornell University.