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Howard Lindzon

Chairman

StockTwits, LLC

About

Howard Lindzon is the co-founder and CEO of StockTwits, LLC. He has over 20 years' experience in the financial community, acting in both an entrepreneurial and investing capacity. Mr. Lindzon spent the last ten years managing his hedge fund, Lindzon Capital Partners, and is partner and principal of Knight's Bridge Capital, a private equity firm based in Toronto. He has insight into new media and is an active angel investor in the financial and Internet business sectors; invested and involved with over 30 companies. Mr. Lindzon sold his start-up video blog, Wallstrip, to CBS Corp., and has made many successful angel investments including: Rent.com (sold to eBay in 2005 for $415 million); Golfnow.com (purchased by Comcast in June 2008); Lifelock (lead investors include Bessemer Venture Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers); and Internet Brands (NASDAQ). His new media and Internet business investments include: MyTrade.com (purchased by thinkorswim in December 2008, NASD SWIM); Limos.com (sold December 2008); Covestor.com; Blogtalkradio.com; Foodzie; and Tweetdeck, to name a few. Mr. Lindzon is actively involved in his latest venture, StockTwits, an open, community-powered investment idea and information service built on the Twitter platform. He received an MBA at Arizona State University and an MIM from The American Graduate School of International Management.