Profiling the 50 Most: Arnold Brown

Arnold Brown has been working with high technology companies in Silicon Valley for the past 15 years, as an attorney and executive.  As an entrepreneur Mr. Brown founded the first company to provide a secure digital music distribution solution for any format of music (Mjuice, which was sold in yr. 2000 to Artistdirect).  Mr. Brown is a founder and board member of 40A, Inc., the makers of the Blackbird web browser.  Also, Mr. Brown has held various executive roles at Semiconductor companies in Silicon Valley – companies that specialize in developing the enabling technology for the Entertainment industry (SiBEAM, founder of WirelessHD; PortalPlayer, manufacturer of chip platform for iPod family of products; and Silicon Image, founder of HDMI interface for digital televisions).  Mr. Brown has served as General Counsel at PortalPlayer until it was acquisition by Nvidia in 2007.  In addition, he served as Vice President Digital Distribution for ARTSTdirect, a publicly traded entertainment company, where he lead a team of 40 engineers and marketing personnel in developing award winning digital music solutions (CNET award for best download site 2000).  In the 1990’s, Mr. Brown worked as an attorney at Venture Law Group and Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, providing legal advice to Silicon Valley start ups and public companies.  Mr. Brown earned a BA in Government from Harvard University, and holds a law degree from University of California at Berkeley.  Mr. Brown lives with his wife and two children in San Jose, CA.