Former Rubicon Project Founder Launches Startup Investment Fund

The former CEO and founder of Los Angeles-based advertising exchange Rubicon Project, Frank Addante, has launched a new, startup investment fund, he announced on Wednesday, saying that after a brief foray into retirement he decided to launch TinkerBarn Ventures, a new startup studio and early stage investment fund. Addante–who recently has been living in Park City, Utah–said he is forming the new fund with partner Brynn Moynihan. Addante stepped aside as CEO of Rubicon Project in 2017, having been CEO since 2007. Addante said that he decided to start the new fund after his wife told him that “You need to go back to work, you need to get back to doing what you love — building businesses!”