Dorian's Bio

Dorian Patchin is an Internet Start-up veteran with abundant experience in  Product Management, Product Marketing, and Business Development. Most recently, Dorian was the Director of Strategic Relations at, the leader in DIY website creation and hosting with more than 50 million sites created. Webs recently was acquired by Vistaprint for $117 million. He also held roles in product management and partner integration at Webs.

Currently, Dorian provides product/project management consulting services for the creation and integration of web-enabled products and services. Clients include web marketing company, as well as a music venue owner/promoter in DC, IMP Productions (9:30 Club, Merriweather Post Pavilion, The Anthem)
Dorian continues to be a consultant with Winegame, an app that easily allows you to host and/or participate in blind winetastings on your phone. As a host, you take a picture of your wines and the app automagically creates a set of multiple choice questions about each wine. Your tasters then select answer in trying to guess each wine (getting points along the way). It really levels the playing field when wine tasting whether you're a novice, an expert or somewhere in between. Dorian has been doing occasional bizdev and brand ambassador duties (and he's an investor).
Dorian also is a partner in FoolHardy Vintners, a Walla Walla based Washington State wine company creating top of the line Cabernet Sauvignon. Dorian's high school friend Dan Sogg (10 years at Wine Spectator as a writer/editor), and Dan's college friend, Jonathan Edelman (involved in Père et Fils, Burgundy and Pied á Terre, Sonoma), started FoolHardy in 2016. The inaugural release of FoolHardy Cabernet and FH Cabernet Blend was April 1, 2019 as one would expect. Dorian works on the website, e-commerce, d-to-c, distribution, harvest, blending and more.

Dorian continues to participate in various angel rounds in successful startups with a focus on the wine/entertainment/Internet world.

Prior to joining Webs, Dorian was Consulting VP of Operations at Transactis, a service providing e-commerce capabilities within html email. Before that, he held the position of VP of Product Management & Executive Producer for’s Internet division in Napa, a provider of e-commerce services to wineries.

Previously, Dorian was Vice President and General Manager of NBC Internet's division in San Francisco. He headed up the business unit, with an emphasis on creating opportunities for ecommerce and advertising through membership generation via distribution of free viral web products and services. He started his employment at in 1998 prior to’s IPO and subsequent merger with NBC and

Dorian's experience extends to fundraising for start-ups as well. He participated as a partner in Andojo, a $10 million Internet start-up angel fund with a number of successful start-ups that include Cafe Press and Vertical Response.

Dorian's background includes numerous Internet Start-ups including Alexa Internet (bought by in early 1999) and Freeloader, the first “Push Technology” software/service founded by Mark Pincus (founder of Zynga). Other experience includes being part of the launch team for the Washington Post’s first online endeavor as well as researcher/archivist at the Washington Post.
Dorian holds a BA from Ohio Wesleyan University. He is an avid competitor/fan of soccer, basketball, wine (especially California and Washington State Cabs), his family and his Polish Lowland Sheepdog.
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