Dave Nemetz
Alma materUniversity of Southern California

Dave Nemetz is an American entrepreneur and business executive best known for co-founding Bleacher Report. He founded Inverse in 2015, and was CEO of the company for its first years; he sold it in 2020.


Nemetz co-founded Bleacher Report, Inc. in 2007 with three of his high school friends and served as the Vice President of Video and Business Development until 2012 when the company was acquired by Time Warner's Turner Sports for $170 million.[1] He continued with the company for eight months after the acquisition and, afterward, advised and invested in other media companies such as Elite Daily and Bustle.[2]

In 2015, he launched his second digital media venture, Inverse, which is geared toward millennial men.[3] Nemetz started the company from seed funding[4] with its headquarters in San Francisco, California[5] and the editorial staff initially based in Brooklyn, New York.[6] The headquarters has since been moved to SoHo, Manhattan, New York City.[7] He sold the publication to Bustle Digital Group in 2020[8] and left inverse in 2021.[9][10]


Nemetz in a native of California and is a graduate of Menlo School and the University of Southern California.[11]


  1. ^ "Science, tech and geek culture site Inverse raises $6M" TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-06-15.
  2. ^ "Bleacher Report co-founder and Elite Daily advisor Dave Nemetz raises a seed round to launch a media site for guys, Inverse" Yahoo! Finance. Retrieved 2017-06-15.
  3. ^ "Bleacher Report co-founder and Elite Daily advisor Dave Nemetz raises a seed round to launch a media site for guys, Inverse" Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-06-15.
  4. ^ "Digital Media Startup Inverse Raises $6 Million in Series A Funding" Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2017-06-15.
  5. ^ "Bleacher Report Co-Founder Launches New Website" AdWeek. Retrieved 2017-06-15.
  6. ^ "Inverse Looks to the Future to Capture the Millennial Dude Market" Observer. Retrieved 2017-06-15.
  7. ^ "Bleacher Report's co-founder talks about why the men's media category is broken, and the 'forgotten art' of getting search traffic" Business Insider. Retrieved 2017-06-15.
  8. ^ Spangler, Todd (2019-07-23). "Bustle Digital Buys Digital-Media Startup Inverse, Its Eighth Acquisition to Date". Variety. Retrieved 2021-12-04.
  9. ^ Twitter https://twitter.com/davenemetz/status/1368968663362015232. Retrieved 2021-12-04. ((cite web)): Missing or empty |title= (help)
  10. ^ "The 60-second interview: Dave Nemetz, founder and CEO of Inverse" Politico. Retrieved 2017-06-15.
  11. ^ "Turner sale: home run for Bleacher Report" San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2017-06-15.