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Quincy Smith

The founding partner of Code Advisors has had a career steeped in Internet technology

Today the founding partner of Code Advisors, Quincy Smith has had a career steeped in Internet technology, reflecting the opportunities that were percolating in the early 1990s.

He left the analyst program early to join legendary browser developer Netscape, where he ran investor relations and corporate development. After five years at Netscape, he founded the Barksdale Group, a venture capital firm, joined Allen & Co., served as CEO of CBS Interactive (working on the acquisition of CNET) and then in 2010 returned to investment banking and launched Code.

At Code, Smith has advised Comcast, LivingSocial and Spotify. Code also received a $25 million investment from JPMorgan Chase, which took a minority stake in the Silicon Valley firm.