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Meet the Co-Founders: Ray Martone and Dorian Patchin

Ray and Dorian are Internet industry veterans having worked at multiple start-ups both in the San Francisco Bay area as well as the Washington, DC area. They first met back in the 90's while working at FreeLoader, Mark Pincus's first Internet Start-Up. They have since worked for a number of various web companies focused on a variety of products and services in content, ecommerce, retail, business productivity and gaming.

About Ray:

Ray’s passion for games inspired him to start DoubleCat. Having worked in the consumer software industry for over 25 years, Ray brings a wealth of experience. Most recently, as an early employee of Zynga, Ray helped create a half dozen blockbuster games. He's also been lead developer on award-winning multimedia titles. Ray began his career coding 2D graphics in assembly at XEROX, after receiving his bachelor’s in Computer Science from The University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

About Dorian:

Dorian Patchin is an Internet start-up veteran with abundant experience in Product Management, Product Marketing, and Business Development. Most recently, Dorian was the Director of Strategic Relations at, the leader in DIY website creation and hosting with more than 50 million sites created. Webs recently was acquired by Vistaprint for $117 million. Dorian also worked on Social Gaming Network (SGN), which subsequently spun out of Webs, raising $17 million in venture capital. SGN was acquired by MindJolt in 2011.

Prior to joining Webs, Dorian was VP of Product Management & Executive Producer for’s Internet division in Napa. Previously, Dorian was Vice President and General Manager of NBC Internet's division in San Francisco. He joined in 1998 prior to’s IPO and subsequent merger with NBC and Dorian's background includes numerous start-ups: Alexa Internet (bought by in early 1999) and Freeloader, the first “Push Technology” software/service founded by Mark Pincus (founder of Zynga). Other experience includes being part of the launch team for the Washington Post’s first online endeavor as well as researcher/archivist for the news room.
Dorian holds a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University. He is an avid competitor/fan of soccer, basketball, science fiction, wine (especially California Cabs), his family and his Polish Lowland Sheepdog.