Worldwide Webb Acquisition Corp.
- Registration2021-09-24 Filed S1
- IPO2021-10-21 IPO, search begins
- Definitive Agreement2023-06-30 Agreement for merger
- CompletedNot yet completed
- SPAC Ticker
- Aeries Technology
- Technology, Ecommerce, Food, Media, Healthcare, Software, FinTech
Tony Pearce is our Executive Chairman and a Director . Mr. Pearce was a co-founder of Purple Innovation, LLC. He led Purple’s early entry into premium, direct-to-consumer products and built the company into one of the top eCommerce companies in the world. He served as the Co-CEO of Purple from its inception in 2010 as WonderGel, LLC through its meteoric launch in 2016, taking it public through a SPAC in February 2018. Together with his brother Terry Pearce, Mr. Pearce also served as Co-Director of Research & Development at Purple from 2016 to August 19, 2020, including during an 18-month period of time ending on January 29, 2019, when he was also voluntarily providing charitable service out of the country. Prior to founding Purple, Mr. Pearce was a manager of various technology companies owned by Mr. Pearce and his brother Terry Pearce, including EdiZONE, LLC, which focuses on developing advanced cushioning technology. From April 2020 until April 2021, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Brilliant Science LLC, an early-stage direct-to-consumer health and wellness company. Mr. Pearce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
Terry Pearce is our Executive Vice Chairman and a Director . Mr. Pearce was a co-founder of Purple Innovation, LLC and served as Co-CEO of Purple from its inception in 2010 as WonderGel, LLC through its meteoric launch in 2016, taking it public through a SPAC in February 2018. Together with his brother Tony Pearce, Mr. Pearce also served as Co-Director of Research & Development at Purple from 2016 to August 19, 2020, including a period of time in 2018 when he also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer following the resignation of the company’s former Chief Executive Officer on March 13, 2018, and until Joseph Megibow joined the company as its Chief Executive Officer on October 1, 2018. Prior to founding Purple, Mr. Pearce was a manager of various technology companies owned by Mr. Pearce and his brother Tony Pearce, including EdiZONE, LLC, which focuses on developing advanced cushioning technology. Mr. Pearce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah.
Daniel Webb is our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and a Director . Mr. Webb was previously a technology investment banker and private equity investor having worked on transactions totaling approximately $40 billion in transaction value for disruptive internet companies. In his career as an investment banker at Bank of America and Citi, he advised leading technology companies on their IPOs such as Snap, Carvana, Pinterest, Delivery Hero, Arista Networks, Freescale Semiconductor, Fiverr, Grubhub, Cardlytics, Revolve, SurveyMonkey, Zulily, and Trivago. He also helped raise public and private capital for leading technology companies such as Microsoft, Pinterest, Costar, Thrasio, Fiverr, Fanatics, Grubhub, Cardlytics, Overstock, MakeMyTrip, Purple, GSV Capital, Paytm, Integral Ad Science, and Thrillist. In addition, he advised on one of the largest internet acquisitions in history, Just Eat Takeaway’s acquisition of Grubhub as well as other transactions such as Credit Karma’s sale to Intuit, Cardlytics’ acquisition of Dosh, Bonobos’ sale to Walmart, Reachlocal’s sale to Gannett, and Aristocrat Leisure’s acquisition of Plarium. Mr. Webb previously worked in private equity at HarbourVest Partners where he directed investments in Lightower Fiber Networks, Sidera Networks, and Confie Seguros. Mr. Webb holds a Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University.
Lynne Laube is an Independent Director . Ms. Laube is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Cardlytics, and has been a member of the Board of Directors since the company was founded in 2008. Prior to her appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Cardlytics in 2020, Ms. Laube served as Chief Operating Officer. From 1994 to 2008, Ms. Laube held various positions at Capital One, including as a Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Capital One Payments. Ms. Laube started her career at Bank One Corporation, where she specialized in operations analysis. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for NerdWallet. Ms. Laube holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance and Marketing from University of Cincinnati’s College of Business and is a graduate of Darden’s Executive Leadership program from the University of Virginia.
Tanner Ainge is an Independent Director . Mr. Ainge is the Managing Partner of Banner Ventures, a private investment firm where his primary responsibilities include sourcing, underwriting, and overseeing a portfolio of private equity and growth-stage investments on behalf of a close-knit group of family offices and successful entrepreneurs. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Banner Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BNNR). He most recently co-led a $52 million investment into Pattern, Inc. (“Pattern”), a rapidly growing provider of global e-Commerce solutions. From July 2018 to March 2020, Mr. Ainge led the mergers and acquisitions strategy for Outbox Systems, Inc. (d.b.a. “Simplus”), a Salesforce implementation partner and information technology company, including acquisitions in Europe and Asia and eventual merger of Simplus with Infosys Limited. (“Infosys Ltd”; NYSE: INFY) in March 2020. From July 2013 to August 2015, Mr. Ainge served as an executive of Ensign, where he managed the company’s acquisition pipeline and process, and then served as General Counsel of CareTrust REIT following its spin-off from Ensign. Mr. Ainge began his career in mergers and acquisitions with private equity firm HGGC LLC and later with the global law firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP. He is also a judge advocate in the Utah National Guard and was appointed to the Governor’s Economic Development Board for the State of Utah in 2021. Mr. Ainge received a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Brigham Young University and a Juris Doctor from Northwestern University School of Law.
Dave Crowder is an Independent Director . Mr. Crowder is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Section Partners, a growth-stage venture capital firm providing personal financing solutions to founders, executives, and shareholders of venture-backed technology companies. Previously, Mr. Crowder served as Partner of GSV Asset Management, LLC and as executive officer of GSV Capital, a publicly traded late-stage venture capital fund. Prior to GSV Capital Dave was a General Partner of Thomas Weisel Venture Partners. Mr. Crowder began his career in investment banking at Montgomery Securities and Goldman Sachs. He is also a former Adjunct Professor of the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Utah and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
Davis Smith is an Independent Director . Mr. Smith is the founder and CEO of Cotopaxi, an outdoor gear brand with a humanitarian mission backed by Bain Capital. He is a member of the United Nations Foundation’s Global Leadership Council and a Presidential Leadership Scholar. Mr. Smith previously started Brazil’s “Startup of the Year,” was Silicon Valley Community Foundation’s “CEO of the Year,” and is an EY Entrepreneur of the Year. Mr. Smith holds a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School, a Master of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University.