John Funge

Co-Founder & CEO

John brings 20 years of experience in Internet technology, product strategy, and startups to BrightContext. Previously, John co-founded and built two successful technology firms, both of which were acquired by larger public companies: Clara Vista acquired by CMGI (1999) and acquired by Scripps Networks (2007). John also advises and invests in early-stage Internet and digital media ventures. Earlier in his career, John worked at Sapient and Verizon. John started his career as a systems engineer and holds a BS in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon and an MBA from INSEAD.


Leo Scott

Co-Founder & CTO

Leo has spent the past 20 years building companies and technology that enable businesses and consumers to more easily interact through Internet and mobile technologies. During this time, he built his first company, Clara Vista, which was acquired by CMGI in 1999.  Later, he co-founded the service, which was acquired by Scripps Networks in 2007.  He has worked on a diverse array of technologies and development efforts including TV Everywhere, enterprise financial portfolio management systems, US Postal Service logistics platforms, telecommunication bill presentment, and satellite guidance and telemetry processing efforts.  He holds a BS in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon and an MS in computer science.