Exhilarator partners are entrepreneurs who love helping start-ups grow from small to big. We use our backgrounds in consumer-facing start-ups to  execute on your vision. We are not a fund or an incubator — we are an operating company in the business of scaling businesses — on an equity or fee basis.


David SteinbergDavid Steinberg

David Steinberg

David is the founder of XL Marketing, one of the largest online customer acquisition companies. Prior to XL, David founded and took public InPhonic, the largest online seller of cell phones.

Allen MorganAllen Morgan

Allen Morgan

Allen spent 10 years as Director/Venture partner at Mayfield Fund. His principal focus is now on angel investments in the areas of eCommerce, consumer internet services (both consumer-facing and infrastructure), interactive entertainment, online advertising and new media.

Michael GoldsteinMichael Goldstein

Michael Goldstein

Michael is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for launching unique ideas. Michael’s experience has centered around consumer, online, transactional businesses, but is as broad as selling cinder blocks to university students for extra storage space. Michael is also the founder of SwitchPitch.

Phong TranPhong Tran

Phong Tran

Developer, project manager, business analyst, technical architect, information architect. So many incarnations over the years with one goal, figure out how to build the better mousetrap.

Dan BergerDan Berger

Dan Berger

In-house legal. Dan serves as General Counsel for XL Marketing and provides legal input for Exhilarator companies. Dan has deep experience with legal issues facing start-ups and growth stage companies, and specializes in mergers and acquisitions.

Bill SmithBill Smith

Bill Smith

Bill founded and has worked with start-ups in the e-commerce, consulting and real estate industries. Bill brings significant operational, business development and financial experience to Exhilarator’s portfolio companies.