Based on nineteen years of experience & subject matter expertise, TOM “TheBlackFin” EDWARDS provides strategic insight, guidance, direction & access to investor networks for start-up and early-stage companies.

If you have a need for a strategic resource that is focused on:

  • Data-Driven Marketing
  • Product & Platform Marketing & Insights
  • Innovation & Emerging Technology
  • Business Development
  • Investor Access
  • Organizational Management

Please do not hesitate to contact me.


Formal Advisor for SAMO VR Screenshot 2017-06-03 10.07.59

SAMO VR is disrupting the status quo through augmented and virtual reality. SAMO VR collaborates with music artists to create groundbreaking campaigns for brands who are daring enough to innovate.


Formal Advisor for Playground Dad

Playground Networks, LLC is focused on connecting Dads with events and products that help maximize the time spent with their little ones.

Formal Advisor for Proximus Mobility

Proximus Mobility, LLC is the only proximity marketing based company that provides a turnkey, end-to-end solution to retailers, venues, and agencies that can offer an integrated mobile loyalty, promotions, and interactive experience to their customers.

Proximus’s proximity based hyper-local marketing solution allows retailers, hotels and casino’s, venues, small business and advertising agencies to deliver offers and other relevant content to consumers in and around the point of influence via their mobile device.

Formal Advisor for SaveFans!

SaveFans! is an offer-based ticket platform that allows users to negotiate the price they pay for sports, concert, or theatre ticket. SaveFans! negotiation process empowers fans with input in their ticket purchase while enabling sellers to properly price inventory and fill more seats.

Advisor for P4RC, Inc.

P4RC offers a more effective way for developers to market and monetize great mobile apps. P4RC connects consumer brands to mobile users with a platform that converts user engagement in their favorite apps into P4RC points, which can be redeemed for real-world rewards.

Board Member for Modded, LLC.

Modded is an online and digital solutions company specializing in maximizing online properties and supporting agency solutions.

Advisor & Official Observer to the Board of Telligent [December 2005 – March 2009]

Telligent is a recognized leader in the enterprise social collaboration space that provides social software & analytics.

Board of Directors [April 2001 – December 2005]

Co-Founder & Partner in the creation of Smooth Fusion, Inc. Smooth Fusion specializes in web/mobile/social application development in support of agency (WPP, Interpublic, Omnicom) & client (Microsoft) initiatives.