Doug Stevenson


San Francisco, California, US

Entrepreneur / Investor / Advisor / Vibrant Co-Founder
Doug's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

About Doug

Doug served as the CEO and co-founder of Vibrant, leading the company’s expansion from when the company began operations in 2000 up until July 2011. Vibrant was started in London and grew to over $100M in revenues as a global online business with over 6,500 premium publishers, 250 million unique users per month and 300 employees located in London, New York (HQ), Boston, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Paris, Hamburg, Munich and Dusseldorf.

Prior to founding Vibrant, Doug worked at AOL Europe as Head of E-commerce and has twenty five years of publishing, media and Internet experience with AOL, CompuServe, Netscape, Haymarket Publishing and BBC Magazines/Redwood Publishing.

Doug has a B.S.c. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Edinburgh University.

Winner - Entrepreneur of the Year (E&Y)
Runner-up - Entrepreneur of the Year (E&Y)
Appeared on Inc. 100 and 500 fastest growing companies over three consecutive years

Highest Rated Media Brand in Customer Service among digital ad networks by Advertiser Perceptions

Inc. Hire Power Award

Crain’s New York Business Best Place to Work

Advertising Age's Best Places to Work

AlwaysON Media Top 100 ( 3 consecutive years)

Deloitte & Touche fastest growing 50 companies

Work Experience


First Growth Venture Network

October 2011 - December 2016