Sewanee History Grad Named Entrepreneur in Residence
David Mason, a 1995 Sewanee history graduate who went head-to-head with Amazon.com as a 22-year-old entrepreneur and is now a senior executive with AOL, will be this academic year’s Humphreys Entrepreneur in Residence at the Babson Center for Global Commerce.
Mason will be at the University October 3-4. During his visit, he will meet informally with students, visit classes, and deliver a public lecture.
Shortly after graduating from Sewanee, Mason started his first company, BookServe, an early competitor to Amazon. BookServe merged with other internet stores and eventually became part of Buy.com, a major internet retailer. In 2007, Mason and a partner launched a Nashville-based online video production and technology company, StudioNow, Inc., which was acquired by AOL in 2010 for $36 million..
The Humphreys Entrepreneur in Residence series is made possible by a generous gift from David and Debra Humphreys.