Santa Clara University

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CIE Advisory Board Profile

Derek Dukes

Derek Dukes
Co-Founder & CEO

Derek Dukes is the CEO and Co-Founder of Dipity, an interactive topic search platform.  Derek is responsible for strategy for the consumer site, platform licensing and oversees the day-to-day operations of the company.

Prior to founding Dipity, Derek was the Vice President of Products at VideoEgg, where he managed the deployment of their video hosting platform on social networks such as Bebo, Hi5 and AOL.  He also managed the launch of VideoEgg's 'Egg Network' ad network and built the sales operations team.

As a 10+ year veteran of Yahoo! and the 6th company hire, Derek was the original product manager of the Yahoo! Ad System, developing programs for beaconing, behavioral targeting, streaming media ad serving and ad measurement.  Derek spent the last 5 years on the consumer side of the product working on pioneering interactive media for Yahoo!'s users through FinanceVision (now TechTicker) and Digital Home Services (now Connected Life) and holds patents in the areas of online advertising and interactive content systems.

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