Over the past 25 years, Sky Dayton has founded and built companies that have helped propel the Internet into our everyday lives.
After graduating high school at 16, Sky chose to forgo college to pursue his interests in business and technology. Before age 20, he had co-founded a popular West Hollywood coffee house and a computer graphics agency.
In 1994 at age 23, Sky founded EarthLink, which grew to serve millions of consumers and helped usher in the Internet revolution. Sky went on to found, co-found or help build companies with an aggregate market value of over $10 billion. Since 1999, these include JAMDAT Mobile (which went public and was later purchased by Electronic Arts in 2005), LowerMyBills (purchased by Experian in 2005), Neopets (purchased by Viacom in 2005), Business.com (purchased by RH Donnelly in 2007), Helio (purchased by Virgin Mobile USA in 2008) and Boingo Wireless, which Sky founded in 2001 and went public in 2011.
Sky was named Entrepreneur of the Year by the University of Southern California, served on the board of the Center for Public Leadership at the Kennedy School at Harvard University, and currently serves on the Parents’ Advisory Board at Stanford University.