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Adeo Ressi is The Founding Member of TheFunded.com, an online resource for CEO’s to research, rate, and review venture funds worldwide. Adeo serves on the Board of the X PRIZE Foundation, a non-profit chartered to inspire human achievements through competition, joining a recognized group of Trustees that includes Larry Paige, Craig Ventor, Elon Musk, and Dean Kamen, among others. Mr. Ressi is a serial entrepreneur, focused on launching companies in new markets. Over the course of his career, Adeo was an early pioneer in the growth of the World Wide Web, an advocate for the burgeoning private space exploration industry, and a champion of casual games and related entertainment. Mr. Ressi’s affable and honest business style has helped him to build and grow companies from inception to market leadership. Adeo was most recently the founder and former CEO of Game Trust, Inc., the leading community and ecommerce software platform for online casual game play. Game Trust, Inc. was sold to RealNetworks, Inc. (RNWK) on October 1st, 2007, for an undisclosed amount. Mr. Ressi secured over $15 MM in venture capital and acquired two companies to build Game Trust, as well as orchestrated large licensing opportunities with AOL, Viacom, MiniClip, and other global media brands. In 1994, he was a founder of Total New York, Inc., one of the first advertiser-supported web media and entertainment properties. The property was later sold to AOL and Tribune Media, becoming AOL Digital Cities. In 1995, he founded methodfive, inc., a strategic web development firm focused on the media and entertainment industry. methodfive developed strategies and systems for global media companies including The New York Times, The BBC, NewsCorp, The Economist, Scripps, and Fox Networks. As CEO, he secured a $2 million investment from PricewaterhouseCoopers and grew the company to 250 employees worldwide, selling the company to Xceed for $88 million in 2000. Mr. Ressi was then Chief Strategy Officer of Xceed, Inc., the NASDAQ-listed web architecture and design firm with over 1,000 employees worldwide. At Xceed, he oversaw the filing of a secondary stock offering, organized complimentary service offerings across 13 offices worldwide, and developed the first intra-company financial projections. Before founding Game Trust in 2002, Mr. Ressi founded Sophos Partners, a venture consulting and turnaround firm with offices in New York, Boston, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo, where he acted as interim CEO of EBusiness.com, an idealab company.