Jeffrey Vander Clute is an experienced Internet social-networking and database programmer engineer and business-development executive. He has written software for Web 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0, and has extensive experience with search engines, large-scale databases, and other technologies fundamental to media. He is co-founder and CEO of Semesphere, Inc., which developed several notable social media and social networking applications and is now bringing the social web together with the semantic web. Semesphere is cash-flow positive and has prominent investors on three continents.
He was the principal developer of the Internet’s first mass-market social-network, Tripod Inc., which grew to 33 million users worldwide and is profitable to this day. When Lycos Inc., acquired Tripod Inc. for $58 million, VanderClute was manager of international business development for the Lycos search engine. He was VP of information systems of eZiba.com, a transactional website which sold craft objects made by Third World artisans via a web database in partnership with Amazon.com. In that role, Mr. Vander Clute was responsible for building and managing eZiba’s massively parallel relational database transaction system, and deployed an Oracle-based e-commerce system with warehouse integration. He has sold medical-imaging software for a global teleradiology network based in Australia, and an advisor to Clickshare Service Corp. Vander Clute graduated summa cum laude from Williams College with a B.A. degree in mathematics. He lives in Palo Alto, Calif.
Vander Clute got his start writing one of the top-10 applications of Web 1.0, a personal publishing platform called Tripod that grew to 33 million users worldwide and is profitable to this day. Thereafter, he managed international projects for Lycos, Inc., which acquired Tripod for $58 million; deployed an Oracle-based e-commerce system with warehouse integration; and sold medical-imaging software for a global teleradiology network based in Australia. In addition, Mr. Vander Clute worked as a technology executive for http://www.clickshare.com/aboutus Clickshare Service Corp.] and is familiar with that company’s patented distributed-user management technology. Vander Clute was graduated summa cum laude from Williams College with a B.A. degree in mathematics. He lives in Palo Alto, Calif.