Frank W. Cutler


Frank is member of the Academy Board of Directors. He is the managing partner of The Cutler Group, an early stage Venture Capital vehicle. He is also a private investor and a commercial airline 767 Captain.

Frank has been investing in companies since 1990. He has invested in over 30 companies personally or thru the Cutler Group that have either gone public, been an M&A candidate, or remained private; and he served on many of them as a Board member or key adviser. These also include all of the companies founded by Joe Firmage, as a founding Seed and First Series investor, including Serius Corporation (acquired by Novell), US Web, Invesmart, Intend Change, Electron Economy, ManyOne, and Motion Sciences.

Additional investments include Hollywood Entertainment, Earthlink, Wirex, Jakks Pacific, Immunix, Fatpipe, Net Chemistry, Peoplenet, and more. Frank also co-founded three companies:  SRS Labs (SRSL, acquired by DTSI); E-Offering with Sandy Robertson, Walter Cruttenden, and E*Trade (acquired by Schwab); and Waste Connections (WCN). Frank currently resides in Southern California and is a Magna Cum Laude graduate from the University of California at Berkeley and Santa Barbara.

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