Moderator: Dan Rua, CEO, Admiral: The Visitor Relationship Management Company
Dan Rua is CEO of Admiral, The Visitor Relationship Management (VRM) Company. Admiral VRM helps thousands of digital publishers worldwide grow visitor relationships and revenue, via adblock recovery, paid subscriptions, registration walls, email/identity, GDPR/CCPA privacy consent and more. Admiral VRM offers one tag, one vendor, one consistent visitor experience; cleaning up the multi-vendor Frankenstein of 5-10 vendors fighting over a visitor's attention -- improving UX and growing Average Revenue Per Visitor (ARPV).
Prior to launching Admiral, Dan was the seed investor and COO/CRO for a large music streaming publisher that reached 100M+ visitors by putting visitor relationships first.
Prior to that, Dan was named #4 Most Loved VC and #17 Most Respected VC while backing and building 40+ companies in media, software and technology, managing three VC funds with DFJ and others. Dan earned his BS (Computer Engineering) from UF, MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, and JD (Intellectual Property) from UNC Law School. He was also the first/seed investor in Napster, OneBigCD, and Grooveshark. As the former COO and Head of Revenue at Grooveshark, he was on the leadership team that spun out Admiral’s founding product team from Grooveshark in 2015 to size and solve adblock losses for digital publishers.