Co-Founder, Rotten Tomatoes
Patrick Lee is the Co-Founder and former CEO of Rotten Tomatoes (rottentomatoes.com), a leading entertainment website focused on movie reviews and news and one of the top 500 most trafficked sites in the world. He sold it to IGN Entertainment in June 2004.
Patrick is an advisor to many companies including Casetify, Instaread, Kiwi Campus, WePloy, Zeuss Technologies, DNArt Inc., and M8. He is also an investor in Modernist.
He is a current or former mentor at various SOSV Accelerators (MOX, Chinaccelerator, Leap.Axlr8r), Founder Institute, Mentorbox, Berkeley LAUNCH Startup Accelerator, River Accelerator, Gateway Incubator, Laudato Si’, nest.vc, and CoCoon HK.
Patrick holds a BA in Cognitive Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
In unrelated news, Patrick is an Executive Producer of “The Heavenly Kings,” directed by Daniel Wu (Best New Director, 2007 Hong Kong Film Awards).
In this conversation format, Patrick discusses bootstrapping companies, the technology sector, entrepreneurship and of course, his career founding Rotten Tomatoes.
You see the certified fresh ratings everywhere you look for info on movies, but how did this website come to be? Patrick tells you the unexpected story.