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About Syncom
Syncom Venture Partners investment team is highly skilled at recognizing investment opportunities as well as nurturing and developing young companies up the growth curve. Our partners and professionals have deep expertise in finance, strategy development, marketing, managing human capital, understanding new markets and transforming potential into success.

Stanley T. Smith, Principal

Stan is a Principal with Syncom Venture Partners. He has a passion for helping guide entrepreneurs on the journey from great idea to meaningful company. He draws upon his diverse experiences from various digital and traditional media positions to help entrepreneurs find their “True North.” Stan currently serves on the board of a number of Syncom portfolio companies including Alikelist, Heatwave Interactive, Outspark, and Proclivity Systems.

Prior to joining Syncom, Stan served as a Director of Corporate Development for Yahoo!'s Search Marketing Group where he was responsible for co-leading the strategic Corporate Development efforts for Yahoo!’s Advertiser and Publisher marketplaces. He also served as a Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Overture Inc.

Prior to Yahoo! and Overture, Stan worked for Vivendi Universal in several roles including Director of Strategic Business Development for Universal Music Group’s eLabs and Manager of Corporate Development for Universal Corporate. During his tenure at Vivendi Universal, Stan worked across multiple businesses including Film, Television (Production and Cable), Music, Theme Parks, Interactive Gaming and Concerts develop, evaluating and executing strategic options that increased shareholder value.

Stan started his professional career working in investment banking for Paine Webber and Merrill Lynch after graduating from Dartmouth College with a BA in History.

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