Peter Mellen

Founder of Netcito
(C’89, MBA’98), EIR

Expertise: Publishing, Online Media, Commercial Real Estate, E-Learning , New Product Development, New Venture Creation and Financing

Peter Mellen is Founder and CEO of Netcito, a network of CEO forums for entrepreneurs.  He also serves in a variety of other roles that include advising and investing in startups, leading entrepreneur networks, and managing a family-owned portfolio of commercial real estate. 

As an advisor and investor, Peter has worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs to successfully navigate the path from conception to growth and scale.  He is a member of angel investor networks that include NextGen Venture Partners, Halcyon Angels, and the Georgetown Angel Investor Network (GAIN). 

In addition to working with entrepreneurs, Peter served on the Board of Directors for the Tides Network from 2010-2020, where he helped to grow annual revenue from $150 million to over $1 billion.  Earlier in his career, he co-founded Headlight, an online learning pioneer that raised over $15 million of venture capital from Silicon Valley investors that included Draper Fisher Jurvetson and the Band of Angels.  Following the sale of Headlight, Peter led online learning initiatives in intrapreneurial roles at Pearson Education and AOL. 

Peter earned a BA and MBA from Georgetown University where he serves as an Entrepreneur in Residence, founder of the Georgetown Angel Investor Network (GAIN), and founder and President of the Georgetown Entrepreneurship Alliance (GEA).

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