Michael Jones, Former Myspace CEO, Launches Science™: a New Technology Studio to More Effectively Create and Build Digital Startups

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Science Brings Together the Best Ideas, Talent, Resources and Financing Through a Centralized Platform

Science, Inc. (http://www.science-inc.com), a new technology studio, launched today with a mission to create and acquire and then scale successful digital businesses by bringing together the best ideas, talent, resources and financing through a centralized platform. Founded by Michael Jones, former CEO of Myspace, Science focuses on three things: developing new businesses, providing emerging startups with operational advice and capital, and transforming later-stage Internet assets with new talent and innovation.

Science has assembled a management team of seasoned entrepreneurs who together have deep knowledge of all aspects of Internet businesses and can provide optimal guidance for startups accelerating growth. Similar to the approach successfully practiced by movie studios, Science conceives and builds its own companies in-house as well as partners with the best and brightest Internet start-ups to help build their companies. In addition, Science takes an operational and investment role in selected startups and later-stage asset acquisition opportunities.

“The landscape for starting and growing digital businesses has changed considerably. The increase in angel and seed funding, along with the decrease in cost and time to test and launch businesses, have contributed to a much higher rate of innovation,” said Jones, CEO of Science. “These new business dynamics require a more focused approach to developing and scaling digital businesses. With Science’s model, we can centralize resources, lower the cost to launch new businesses, execute more rapidly and effectively help startups avoid the pitfalls they typically face.”

Through a structured framework, Science shepherds entrepreneurs through the critical phases of growth for their business, such as product design, business strategy, marketing and business development. It also provides entrepreneurs with a network that helps them hire the best people, create a business development pipeline and gives them access to expert advisors, successful peers, later stage VCs, major dealmakers and strategic partners in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and New York.

Science is backed by a group of top institutional and independent investors, which include: Rustic Canyon, White Star Capital, The Social+Capital Partnership, Tomorrow Ventures, Siemer Ventures, Philippe Camus, Jean-Marie Messier, Jonathan Miller and Dennis Phelps.

“Science is pioneering a new model for building the leading digital companies, working from new ideas with leading entrepreneurs as well as transforming larger online assets that have seen growth stall. This is a wide open market and Mike is leading a very talented team to capitalize on it,” said Nate Redmond, Managing Partner, Rustic Canyon. “Science will be an important leader in the rapidly emerging digital ecosystem in Southern California. There is a great opportunity to accelerate innovation, growth, and vibrancy in this market and we are partnering with Mike to continue to lead this effort.”

About Science, Inc.
Based in Santa Monica, CA, Science, Inc. is a technology studio that creates and acquires then scales successful digital businesses by bringing together the best ideas, talent, resources and financing through a centralized platform. Science focuses on three things: developing new businesses, providing emerging startups with operational strategy and capital, and transforming later-stage Internet ventures with new talent and innovation. Science is backed by a group of top institutional and independent investors, which include: Rustic Canyon, White Star Capital, The Social+Capital Partnership, Tomorrow Ventures, Siemer Ventures, Philippe Camus, Jean-Marie Messier, Jonathan Miller and Dennis Phelps. More information about Science can be found at http://www.science-inc.com or @scienceinc.

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