Jeff Mullen founded and seeded Dynamics in 2007.
Under Mullen, Dynamics sold arguably the largest paid pilots for on-card technology in the history of banking and closed one of the largest Series A investment rounds in 2009 in payments ($5.7MM).
Mullen is an inventor on over 150 pending and issued patents ranging from mainstream consumer electronics for Apple, Inc., to children's electronic toys for Anderson Press. Mullen is considered one of the most prolific young inventors in the United States and has won many of the world's most prestigious international business plan competitions, including the Rice Business Plan Competition, Carnegie Mellon McGinnis Venture Competition, and the University of San Francisco Business Plan Competition.
Mullen began his career at the prestigious law firm of Fish & Neave ('01-'07), where he was a patent attorney. Here, Mullen brought in millions of dollars of new business, managed a group of patent agents and attorneys, and prosecuted, licensed, and litigated patents as well as performed a variety of general corporate transactional work. Mullen's practice covered a wide range of technologies including financial instruments, trading systems, nanotechnology, power systems, deep-sub micron transistor design, telecommunication protocols, Web 2.0 technologies, interactive toys, signal processing, interactive television, mobile devices, and analog circuitry.
Eager to incubate a technology startup, Mullen attended the Don Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business. Within a few months of starting his MBA, Mullen incorporated Dynamics and was managing a handful of Dynamics' engineers in an off-campus office. While in Tepper's MBA program, Mullen grew the company to seven employees and obtained arguably the largest paid-pilots for an on-card technology in the history of banking. A few days before Mullen's commencement, Mullen received his first $MM term sheet from a national venture capitalist.
Mullen received a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon ('01), a JD at New York Law School, Evening Division ('05), and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business, where he was a James R. Swartz (co-founder of Accel) Entrepreneurial Fellow. He is a member of the Patent Bar, New York Bar, and Connecticut Bar.