I am an entrepreneur. I fell in love with advertising, and the opportunity to create. I take pride in my work enjoy building, scaling and connecting the dots. I am based in Southern California. Most recently, I founded and sold a Mobile Advertising company, www.TapIt.com: - http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/02/phunware-acquires-mobile-advertising-company-tapit-media-group-for-23m/ I have also been fortunate to invest in some great people and companies: www.estimote.com www.pathsense.com www.divvy.com (acquired) - http://techcrunch.com/2013/08/01/social-bill-payments-service-paydivvy-sold-to-higher-one-to-expand-its-education-payments-platform/ I am excited that I am now working on something that has me filled with excitement and passion for the business. I get to work with amazing and hard working people, and get to seem fantastic product created as a result of everyones hard work. I am a husband and father of two, definitely my best achievements. The most important things in life are not things.
Jules Maltz serves as Partner & Managing Director at IVP. Maltz also served as Board Member at RetailMeNot. He sits of the Boards of portfolio companies Indiegogo, NerdWallet, Oportun, TuneIn, Yext and is a Board Observer for SteelBrick. He joined Institutional Venture Partners (IVP) in August 2008 and has over ten years of venture capital and startup experience. He focuses on later-stage venture investments in rapidly-growing Internet and software companies. Maltz was recognized by AlwaysOn as one of the top 100 venture capitalists by his inclusion in the AlwaysOn 2012 and 2013 VC 100 List. Prior to IVP, Maltz worked for 3i, a leading global venture capital firm. He evaluated early and later-stage Internet, mobile, and software investments, and he completed transactions for companies such as BlueLithium, Fotolog, Omniture (ADBE), and Trovix. Maltz also worked in business development for AdMob, a mobile advertising provider, and co-founded AdNectar, a social media advertising startup. Earlier in his career, Maltz was in technology investment banking with Robertson Stephens and Bank of America Securities. Maltz serves on the National Advisory Council for Techbridge, a nonprofit that empowers girls from underserved communities to realize their dreams through science, technology, and engineering. Maltz has an M.B.A. from Stanford University, where he was a Siebel Scholar and an Arjay Miller Scholar. He also graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.
m8 Capital is a London, United Kingdom-based venture capital firm that was founded in 2010. The firm invests in the mobile technology including mobile advertising, social applications, mobile games and cloud-based service sectors.
Ryan is a passionate husband, father, entrepreneur, angel investor, mentor, and creative thinker. Ryan has had a lifelong love of tech. He first learned how to program at 11, developed his first site at 13 and started his first internet business at the age of 16. Prior to Base, Ryan was the CEO and co-founder of AppStores.com, which was acquired by InMobi (one of the largest mobile advertising companies). AppStores.com was a white label app store platform that gives publishers the tools to run their own micro app stores. Ryan founded AppStores.com after leaving Facebook, where he was an early employee and part of the Platform team. While at Facebook he helped major platform partners like Disney, Hulu and Spotify effectively leverage the Facebook Platform. Before Facebook, Ryan co-founded Ping.fm (acquired by Seesmic), a service that allows users to post across multiple social networks at once. He has also worked at CBS Interactive in San Francisco as a Senior Product Designer, where he launched the very first implementation of Facebook Connect and numerous social applications for various properties. Ryan holds a degree in Visual Design from Oklahoma Wesleyan University, is left-handed, but also loves to code. This gives him a unique perspective that allows him to be a huge asset in product, marketing, engineering, and operations to the companies he advises and invests in.
Marc-Henri Magdelenat is a father of three kids and a serial media entrepreneur. He was the founder of TimeToSignOff and ScreenTonic, a mobile advertising pioneer acquired by Microsoft in 2007.He was a former director of the Mobile Advertising Association in North America. After serving as a French Navy Officer and graduating from the Paris Business School, he was an executive at Le Figaro, Unilever, and Coca-Cola.
Chris Cunningham is a 20 year tech industry executive and veteran, an active tech start-up investor as via C2 Ventures which has invested in 16 investments generating a 7X return in 3 years. 12 of those investments are active and on average 3X+ in value and mark up since conception. C2 Ventures is a operational driven venture platform that takes an active role with founders. C2V invests in leading NY/SF Venture firms and is also an Limited Partner in Bowery Capital and Tech Stars. Chris was most recently President of Unacast where he was the first employee in the US growing the business from zero revenue to $2MM in ARR in 18 months which lead to raising $20MM in total investment capital. Prior to that he was an VP at IronSource a now billion dollar valuation company on the verge of IPO where is also lead US operations. Chris sold his prior company to IronSource, appssavvy which he ran for 7 years. He was Founder & CEO of appssavvy the world’s first platform focused on monetizing Facebook apps through native advertising. Prior to appssavvy, Chris ran commercial efforts for Webs.com which was acquired by VstaPrint for $117MM. Over his career Chris has been responsible for generating over $200M in net new ad revenues through new products and succeeded in raising more than $100 million venture capital, while recruiting & growing numerous companies. Chris has been named one of the ''Most Important People in Mobile Advertising'' by Business Insider, as well as being an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2 years in a row. Chris graduated from University of North Carolina Greensboro in 1997 with an Economics degree. Chris has two boys, runs marathons and triathlons and rather be scuba diving. Previously, Chris was the President of Unacast, the leading location data platform that recently raised $17M in series B funding where he built the commercial and revenue operations from zero to seven figures in 18 months and lead all commercial efforts. Chris was the first US employee and 7th overall. Chris was also the CEO and Co-Founder of appssavvy who's company pioneered in-app advertising on Facebook and Mobile while putting the user experience first through timing and context. In 7 years appssavvy drove over $75MM in gross revenue for the app ecosystem. Chris has been named one of the ''Most Important People in Mobile Advertising'' by Business Insider, as well as being an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist 2 years in a row. He's been a featured speaker at International CES, Cannes Lions, IAB's Annual Leadership, dmexco, and f.ounders. He is a contributor to CNBC and Bloomberg TV via on-screen appearances and also produces content through C2V Studios. Chris sits on the board of both Build.Org and Cornell Tech here in New York City with a strong focus of supporting young people and their start up journey. You can follow Chris on Twitter @C2Cunningham, connect on AngelList at angel.co/chris-cunningham, read his blog on Medium https://medium.com/@c2ventures, or visit c2ventures.co