The founders we partner with are on a relentless pursuit to challenge conventional wisdom and create value for consumers and businesses alike.

Fintech

"Billions of consumers and millions of businesses, particularly SMBs, get no or extremely poor access to financial services. The combination of mobile technology, deep data insights and alternative methods of reaching these customers provides Fintech entrepreneurs with a massive opportunity to disrupt financial services incumbents and capture billions in value. " - Mario Shiliashki, CEO at Naspers Payments and former SVP Emerging Payments at Mastercard

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B2B SaaS

"The convergence of always-on connectivity and and cloud computing has led to the emergence of SaaS products that are revolutionizing every function in every industry. These products are being adopted both bottoms-up and top-down at an ever-increasing pace as more businesses recognize the competitive advantage that these products bring." - Gokul Rajaram, Product Engineering Lead at Square

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AI/ML

We are witnessing an explosion of data -- not only in high tech, but in domains as diverse as finance, media, healthcare, retail, and food. But more data isn't always leading to better decisions -- in some cases, information overload can even make things worse. That's why companies like Google and Facebook pioneered the use of modern data science and machine learning to handle the unprecedented scale. There is a real opportunity now for the next generation of startups to push us still further and make these techniques available to the broader economy. - Dan Zigmond, ‎Director of Analytics at Facebook

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Connected Devices/IOT

"With the rise of mobile phones and high speed networks, connectivity has become ubiquitous in today's world. For hardware, mobile phone R&D spend has enabled rapidly decreasing component costs applicable to everything from IoT to Robotics. For software, increased power and accessibility of cloud computing has allowed companies to better create intelligent devices than ever before. These advancements will level the playing field for startups to compete with larger corporations across both enterprise and consumer connected devices." - Michael Dempsey, Frontier Technology Investor/Advisor

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Digital Health

"As the cost of Healthcare in the USA accelerates towards 20% of GDP, it becomes painfully obvious that replacing the legacy healthcare platforms with new and fresh approaches is critical for the future of the American Economy. The new thinking, approaches and technologies commonly called "Digital Health" are the only viable path towards improving the quality of care, and keeping Healthcare costs, currently at 2.5X of OECD Average, at manageable levels." - Oren Frank, Co-founder and CEO at Talkspace

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Marketplaces

"With the rise of marketplaces like Airbnb an Uber whole new categories of goods and services are being made available to consumers and businesses. Buyers are now putting their trust into these new platforms as they would with traditional brands, including within entrenched conservative industries that represent trillions in untapped opportunities." - Matt Faustman, Co-Founder and CEO at UpCounsel

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E-commerce

We are living in the age of convergence commerce. In the near future, there will be no difference between buying online, offline, or virtual. Understanding this is key to building a brand for the next generations. - Brian Lee, Co-Founder and CEO at The Honest Company

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Consumer Mobile

"As mobile devices enable services to have a deeper understanding of users' current semantic state, the opportunity (and user expectation) that mobile experiences be tailored not just to them, but to them at this moment will become a reality. The future will be less about how people find things, and more about how things find people at the moment of greatest contextual relevance." - Elias Roman, Songza Co-founder & CEO

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Blockchain

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Mary Ann Belliveau

Mary Ann Belliveau is the Director of Sales at Twitter where she leads the national sales team across the Health and Wellness and Financial Services sectors. Previously she was the National Health and Wellness Director at Twitter, where she was responsible for the growth and development of Twitter’s Health and Wellness practice. This team works with advertisers and agencies to build and execute measurable, targeted and creative online campaigns.

Mary Ann is a digital media veteran, with over 20 years of business development and operational experience. She specializes in developing sales, organizational and operational strategies for companies. Prior to Twitter, Mary Ann joined Google in 2002, where she was a founding member of Google’s Industry Development and Marketing Team. Mary Ann was also responsible for hiring of many of Google’s sales and business leaders.

Gokul Rajaram

Product Engineering Lead at Square

Former Product Director of Facebook Ads, where he drove the product roadmap and execution for Facebook’s advertising products. Industry Advisor at Inventus Capital Partners. Former Product Management Director for AdSense at Google, where he helped conceive and grow the AdSense product to a multi-billion dollar product line. Founder and former CEO of Chai Labs Inc., which was acquired by Facebook.

Anish Acharya

Anish Acharya is The Senior Director of Product Management at Credit Karma. He recently exited Snowball to Credit Karma in December 2015.

Anish sold his first company to Google in 2010. While at Google he served as a Partner at Google Ventures. He also led the Google+ Mobile product team, where he managed Google’s social efforts for mobile and tablet devices. Prior to Google, he co-founded SocialDeck Inc. in 2008 and served as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior Software Developer, driving core platform and distributed systems efforts at Amazon.com.

Joe Proto

Joe Proto is Chairman and CEO of Transactis, part of his three decades as a senior executive and successful entrepreneur.

Prior to Transactis, he launched REMITCO, a payments company acquired in 2000 by First Data, as well as Financial Telesis (CashFlex) which was acquired in 1992 by CoreStates, now part of Wells Fargo. Joe is a director at SpendSmart Payments Company (SSPC: OTC) a fast growing loyalty platform with 5M digital subscribers. He is Co-Chair of the Consumer Payments Advisory Committee of the Payments Innovation Council as well as a member of the Board of Advisors at the National Automated Clearinghouse Association (NACHA).

Jim McCann

Jim McCann is a highly successful entrepreneur whose vision and energy have helped grow 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, the company he founded in 1976, into the world’s leading florist and gift company.

Jim recognized early on the enormous potential in providing on-the-go consumers with the ability to express themselves and connect with the important people in their lives through top quality floral gifts combined with exemplary, personal service. Jim is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Willis Group Holdings Limited and a board member at Gruppo Lottomatica.

Mario Shiliashki

Mario Shiliashki was appointed CEO of PayU EMEA in October 2015. Before joining PayU Mario was Senior Vice President and Group Head of Global Emerging Payments at MasterCard.

Prior to MasterCard, Mario was the Managing Director of PayPal in Asia, where he launched PayPal in Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Thailand and Vietnam, growing the business to over $100M in revenue. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics from Bryant University.

Dilip Venkatachari

Dilip brings more than 25 years’ experience at the epicenter of the digital revolution to his client projects. His focus at McKinsey’s Digital Labs is on digital marketing and building new digital businesses.

Prior to joining McKinsey, he held senior executive roles at Google, PayPal, and Yahoo! and served on the Board of PayPal Europe. He led Google’s mobile ads business, and founded and grew technology-based startup companies in payments, mobile and social marketing, and customer relationship management (CRM). He holds more than a dozen patents on digital tools for improving financial services and marketing.

Jon Kaplan

Jon Kaplan is head of global sales at Pinterest. Formally, Jon oversaw Google’s U.S. advertising sales and operations team.

Jon also worked with Google’s product organization to develop solutions that respond to industry and customer challenges, including products such as Google Wallet, Google Travel and Google Advisor. Prior to this role, Jon led Google’s US Financial Services practice. Jon joined Google in 2003 from Economist.com, where he on the founding team and served as Director of Sales and Operations in North America.

Bill Hernandez

Bill Hernandez brings more than 29 years of experience in the global financial services, payments, transaction processing, card programs, global card networks, and brokerage industries.

Bill was previously the President of SpendSmart Networks Inc. Bill also held the position of EVP at First Data Corporation managing the US card, processing and output services businesses. During his 7 years at MasterCard International, Mr. Hernandez was a Senior Vice President of the Americas, managing the national sales and account relationships for the largest US-based financial institutions.

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Finova Financial

Better Digital Alternative to Traditional Title Loans

Finova Financial, (“Finova”), is a socially responsible online lender using modern technology, advanced analytics, and a transparent fee structure to transform the traditional $5.3 Billion U.S. Auto Title Lending industry.

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PayJoy

Consumer finance for the next billion

Over a billion people would love a way to pay for electronics over time, and PayJoy's technology makes that possible. Payjoy changes up-front purchases into pay-as-you-go monthly installments. The company's unique technology locks devices unless a monthly payment is made, improving customer payment rates. This allows them to offer financing for hundreds of billions of dollars of products such as smartphones, washing machines, TVs, and air conditioners, bringing a modern middle class lifestyle to people around the world for the first time.

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Bold

Bold powers the payments and compliance operations for on-demand service operators.

Bold Financial Technologies Inc. powers developer-friendly global expansion for marketplaces, ad networks, and on-demand service providers. It payouts stack to pay new publishers globally; offers a REST API integration, from background checks, to driving record screening and local currency payouts; and provides Bold Payouts platform, a solution for marketplaces to leverage a single integration that offers a back office payout infrastructure.

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BuzzPoints

BuzzPoints is a merchant-funded loyalty program that brings together consumers and financial institutions

Buzz Points is an innovative rewards program that rewards consumers for choosing local businesses over national chains, and for banking with a local community bank or credit union. The localized rewards program is a win-win-win for customers, community financial institutions and locally owned businesses.

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Lenddo

Lenddo enables the emerging global middle class to build their creditworthiness and access local financial services.

Lenddo is the world's first online community that empowers the emerging middle class to use online social connections to demonstrate their creditworthiness and access affordable, life-improving financial services.

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Transactis

Transactis provides banks and merchants with SaaS-based billing, payment, and loyalty products.

Transactis transforms traditional paper billing and payment processing by enabling businesses of all sizes to replace paper bills, statements, invoices, payments and documents with more efficient digital alternatives.

Gokul Rajaram

Product Engineering Lead at Square

Former Product Director of Facebook Ads, where he drove the product roadmap and execution for Facebook’s advertising products. Industry Advisor at Inventus Capital Partners. Former Product Management Director for AdSense at Google, where he helped conceive and grow the AdSense product to a multi-billion dollar product line. Founder and former CEO of Chai Labs Inc., which was acquired by Facebook.

Dilip Venkatachari

Dilip brings more than 25 years’ experience at the epicenter of the digital revolution to his client projects. His focus at McKinsey’s Digital Labs is on digital marketing and building new digital businesses.

Prior to joining McKinsey, he held senior executive roles at Google, PayPal, and Yahoo! and served on the Board of PayPal Europe. He led Google’s mobile ads business, and founded and grew technology-based startup companies in payments, mobile and social marketing, and customer relationship management (CRM). He holds more than a dozen patents on digital tools for improving financial services and marketing.

Kristen Morrissey Thiede

Kristen leads the business development and corporate strategy for Starry as it builds and expands its fixed wireless broadband network nationally and globally.

Prior to joining Starry, Kristen spent 14 years at Google, leading business development and content licensing for Google Fiber and early stage efforts across Google's global portfolio, including Google.org's Crisis response team to Haiti, Chile, and Pakistan, and the launch of AdSense for Content and distribution efforts globally. She holds a BA in political science from the University of the South.

Adam Singolda

Adam Singolda is founder and CEO of Taboola, the leading discovery platform, serving over 550 million unique users monthly. Taboola is one of NYC’s largest and fastest growing tech companies.

Taboola has raised over $157M since launch in 2007. Most recently the company raised $117M in a round led by Fidelity Management and Research Company, joined by Yahoo! Japan, Comcast, Advance Publications, among others. Prior to founding Taboola in 2007, Adam developed his analytical skills while serving as an officer in an elite mathematical unit of the Israeli National Security Agency.

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Indio

Indio brings traditional commercial insurance brokers into the digital age.

Indio is a workflow management platform that brings traditional commercial insurance brokers into the digital age. Indio’s platform automates the manual processes of retrieving quotes from different carriers and processing insurance applications from clients. Indio meaningfully reduces the operational overhead required to run a traditional insurance agency, allowing brokers to focus more on sales and relationship management.

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Xperiel

Xperiel is making the physical world digitally interactive, bringing the Real World Web (RWW) to life

Xperiel's technology helps companies harness the magic of industry-changing apps like Uber, Starbucks, and Pokemon Go, where the physical world meets the digital.

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Agrilyst

Intelligence platform for indoor farms

Agrilyst is the intelligence platform for indoor farms, and helps greenhouse operators run their operations more efficiently by pulling in data from sensors in the greenhouse and information about crop yields and other metrics.

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Digital Genius

DigitalGenius brings practical applications of deep learning & artificial intelligence to customer service operations of large companies.

DigitalGenius brings practical applications of deep learning and artificial intelligence into customer service operations of leading companies. Its "Human+AI" Customer Service Platform combines the best of human and machine intelligence enabling companies to deliver on increasing customer expectations.

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Zodiac

Revolutionizing how companies understand their customers through accurate, actionable predictions of consumer behavior.

Zodiac forecasts individual customer behavior to create predictive metrics which enable companies to become customer-centric organizations.

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Ease Central

The best way to manage employee benefits, onboarding, and compliance

EaseCentral enables agents to easily set up and manage HR and benefit administration on behalf of their clients. Third-party implementation is simply not needed. Their team is equipped to train insurance agents and their staff to quickly and effectively manage their entire book of business using EaseCentral.

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LotusFlare

Making mobile internet more accessible

LotusFlare works with leading operators and OTT players to drive user growth, working with leading Mobile Operators around the world.

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Bold

Bold powers the payments and compliance operations for on-demand service operators.

Bold Financial Technologies Inc. powers developer-friendly global expansion for marketplaces, ad networks, and on-demand service providers. It payouts stack to pay new publishers globally; offers a REST API integration, from background checks, to driving record screening and local currency payouts; and provides Bold Payouts platform, a solution for marketplaces to leverage a single integration that offers a back office payout infrastructure.

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Stanza

Stanza helps organizations get their events directly into the many calendars of their customers and followers.

Stanza is the Add-to-Calendar button — the button that lets you add online events to your personal calendar. Using Stanza’s technology, it becomes a more powerful tool, allowing the event organizer to push additional updates (such as scores after a game or recipes after a cooking class) and to integrate with other services (like buying tickets or taking an Uber to the venue). The organizer also gets analytics about how people are engaging with the event listing.

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Appboy

Appboy empowers marketers to manage the life cycle of their customers and increase mobile engagement

Appboy is the global leader in Mobile Marketing Automation. The company is empowering marketers to increase mobile engagement through intelligent, data driven decisions. Its suite of services empower brands to solve app abandonment and manage the customer life cycle beyond the download. Employing robust user profiles, rich customer segmentation, and multi-channel messaging (push notifications, in-app messages, email, News Feed), brands can effectively cultivate relationships with their customer base.

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Movable Ink

Movable Ink is a provider of agile email marketing technology

Movable Ink clients can use any email service provider to deliver dynamic content that changes, in real-time, according to the context of each individual customer. More than 300 innovative companies including ASOS, Shop Direct, Auto Trader UK, and Tesco use Movable Ink to Market in the Moment and optimise their email campaigns to drive ROI.

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Symphony Commerce

Symphony empowers any brand to deliver the best commerce experience to their customers

Symphony delivers enterprise-level commerce as a service to today’s fastest growing brands. Symphony handles critical wholesale and retail business requirements from commerce applications to supply chain logistics. This allows our brands to focus on core functions like building products and nurturing customer relationships. Symphony's commerce services include integrated solutions for web stores, fulfillment, and marketing. These services come together seamlessly to deliver intelligent and personalized experiences across the customer lifecycle, so our brands can deliver a unified, branded commerce experience.

Kristen Morrissey Thiede

Kristen leads the business development and corporate strategy for Starry as it builds and expands its fixed wireless broadband network nationally and globally.

Prior to joining Starry, Kristen spent 14 years at Google, leading business development and content licensing for Google Fiber and early stage efforts across Google's global portfolio, including Google.org's Crisis response team to Haiti, Chile, and Pakistan, and the launch of AdSense for Content and distribution efforts globally. She holds a BA in political science from the University of the South.

Adam Singolda

Adam Singolda is founder and CEO of Taboola, the leading discovery platform, serving over 550 million unique users monthly. Taboola is one of NYC’s largest and fastest growing tech companies.

Taboola has raised over $157M since launch in 2007. Most recently the company raised $117M in a round led by Fidelity Management and Research Company, joined by Yahoo! Japan, Comcast, Advance Publications, among others. Prior to founding Taboola in 2007, Adam developed his analytical skills while serving as an officer in an elite mathematical unit of the Israeli National Security Agency.

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Digital Genius

DigitalGenius brings practical applications of deep learning & artificial intelligence to customer service operations of large companies.

DigitalGenius brings practical applications of deep learning and artificial intelligence into customer service operations of leading companies. Its "Human+AI" Customer Service Platform combines the best of human and machine intelligence enabling companies to deliver on increasing customer expectations.

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DeepGram

Search Engine for Speech

DeepGram uses artificial intelligence to recognize speech, search for moments, and categorize audio and video. Try it on calls, meetings, podcasts, video clips, lectures—and get actionable insights from an easy to use API.

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Counselytics

Counselytics instantly converts unstructured contract data to actionable intelligence.

There has never been more data communicated between organizations and individuals. Around 90% of the data is in unstructured form, rendering it unproductive for further data analysis. Counselytics instantly converts unstructured contract data to actionable intelligence, allowing companies to manage documents across all aspects of their business.

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Sense360

Competitive intelligence for the physical world.

Sense360 is an insights firm that leverages anonymous, always-on location and survey data from a panel of more than 2 million consumers to provide the most granular and actionable restaurant & retail intelligence in the industry.

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CrowdAI

CrowdAI provides scalable and high-quality image annotation.

CrowdAI combines machine learning, computer vision and human intelligence to maximize value for self-driving car, automated drone and satellite image companies.

Katherine Oliver

Katherine Oliver is a founding Principal of Bloomberg Associates, a consultancy firm established by Mike Bloomberg to provide both strategic and practical advice to cities worldwide.

Katherine oversees the media and technology portfolio, advising cities on economic development and public communications strategies, while helping them harness the power of media and technology to improve government services. Katherine has a long history of working alongside Mike Bloomberg, first as General Manager for Bloomberg Radio & Television, and then in government where Mayor Bloomberg appointed her as Commissioner of Media & Entertainment for New York City, a position she held from 2002-2013.

Gokul Rajaram

Product Engineering Lead at Square

Former Product Director of Facebook Ads, where he drove the product roadmap and execution for Facebook’s advertising products. Industry Advisor at Inventus Capital Partners. Former Product Management Director for AdSense at Google, where he helped conceive and grow the AdSense product to a multi-billion dollar product line. Founder and former CEO of Chai Labs Inc., which was acquired by Facebook.

Kristen Morrissey Thiede

Kristen leads the business development and corporate strategy for Starry as it builds and expands its fixed wireless broadband network nationally and globally.

Prior to joining Starry, Kristen spent 14 years at Google, leading business development and content licensing for Google Fiber and early stage efforts across Google's global portfolio, including Google.org's Crisis response team to Haiti, Chile, and Pakistan, and the launch of AdSense for Content and distribution efforts globally. She holds a BA in political science from the University of the South.

Mindy Grossman

Mindy Grossman is Chief Executive Officer of HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSNI) and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. A 35-year veteran of the retail and apparel industries, Grossman joined IAC, HSNi’s former parent company, in 2006 as CEO of IAC Retail.

In 2008, she took the company public and became the CEO of HSNi. Prior to joining IAC, she served as a Global Vice President at Nike, Inc., overseeing its $4 billion apparel business. Earlier career highlights include serving as President and CEO of Polo Jeans Company, Vice President of New Business Development at Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, President of Chaps Ralph Lauren, and Senior Vice President of Menswear for Warnaco, Inc. In 2013, Forbes magazine named Mindy one of the world’s 100 most powerful women, an honor she has received three times. In 2011, she was named Corporate Innovator of the Year at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida Awards, and was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Top 100 Most Creative People in Business. In both 2010 and 2011, Mindy was ranked by the Financial Times as one of the top 50 women in world business. Mindy serves on the boards of the National Retail Federation, Bloomin’ Brands and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

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MODE

Enabling Hardware as a Service (Haas) for leading hardware companies

MODE connects existing hardware products to the internet and helps hardware companies to operate SaaS for particular enterprise verticals to serve their customers.

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Pluot

Big-Screen Video Conferencing for Creative Teams

Pluot combines a hardware and software system to give small businesses access to the same quality of video-conferencing services that companies could expect to see in the boardrooms of Fortune 500 companies.

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Weaved

Weaved provides a direct secure tunnel connection, that talks TCP/IP

Weaved's mission is to become the “DNS” for the Internet of Everything and provide the software and services necessary to securely connect devices across the Internet. Our products and services already power products by name brand companies with products available in mass retail. Go to our In-Action page to get more information on these products.

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Nectar

Self Replenished Living

Nectar solves the large information gap within the trillion-dollar consumer packaged goods and alcoholic beverage industries, with a new generation of connected devices that power automatic replenishment and data-driven insights.

Jim Stengel

Jim Stengel is President/CEO of The Jim Stengel Company, a think tank and consultancy conducting proprietary research, generating thought leadership and applying a new ideals-driven framework to drive business growth in today’s global economy.

Jim is also the former Global Marketing Officer of Procter & Gamble and a former member of the Board of Directors of AOL and Motorola, and a former advisory board member of MarketShare. Jim is widely known for leading innovation and for his commitment to building leading-edge marketing capabilities. In 2011, he was named to the first-ever Fortune® Executive Dream Team, and has been named multiple times by Advertising Age as the number one “Power Player” in marketing.

Mary Ann Belliveau

Mary Ann Belliveau is the Director of Sales at Twitter where she leads the national sales team across the Health and Wellness and Financial Services sectors. Previously she was the National Health and Wellness Director at Twitter, where she was responsible for the growth and development of Twitter’s Health and Wellness practice. This team works with advertisers and agencies to build and execute measurable, targeted and creative online campaigns.

Mary Ann is a digital media veteran, with over 20 years of business development and operational experience. She specializes in developing sales, organizational and operational strategies for companies. Prior to Twitter, Mary Ann joined Google in 2002, where she was a founding member of Google’s Industry Development and Marketing Team. Mary Ann was also responsible for hiring of many of Google’s sales and business leaders.

Jeffrey Hollander

Jeffrey co-founded Seventh Generation. He built the fledgling company into a leading natural product brand with sales of over $150 million. Jeffrey is now the CEO and Founder of Sustain, a fair-trade, all-natural condom company.

Jeff's passion for the environment and corporate responsibility is evident in each of his seven books, including “The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win” (2012) and his most recent, “Planet Home: Conscious Choices for Cleaning & Greening the World You Care About Most.” Jeffrey is also the former Chair and a current member of the Greenpeace US Board of Directors as well as co-founder and Board Chair of the American Sustainable Business Council. He is also on the Boards of Practice Green Health, Health Care Without Harm, and Verité, a leading workers’ rights organization.

Jon Kaplan

Jon Kaplan is head of global sales at Pinterest. Formally, Jon oversaw Google’s U.S. advertising sales and operations team.

Jon also worked with Google’s product organization to develop solutions that respond to industry and customer challenges, including products such as Google Wallet, Google Travel and Google Advisor. Prior to this role, Jon led Google’s US Financial Services practice. Jon joined Google in 2003 from Economist.com, where he on the founding team and served as Director of Sales and Operations in North America.

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Zipdrug

Zipdrug's mission is to make it easy for everyone to get their medications, when and where they want them

Zipdrug is an on-demand prescription delivery service available online and through mobile applications. Patients simply enter payment and delivery details; snap a photo of their insurance card and in one simple click, a HIPAA-trained Zipdrug messenger is dispatched to deliver the prescription(s). First orders are always free. Zipdrug automatically applies any available discounts to the patient's medications further reducing costs as a part of its service. The service is available for both one time and recurring prescriptions. Zipdrug will deliver from any pharmacy.

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Talkspace

Affordable, anonymous therapy with professional and licensed therapists

Therapy for the way we live today. Affordable, anonymous therapy with professional, licensed therapists, wherever and whenever you need help. Talkspace's mission is to make a billion people happy. With their Unlimited Messaging Therapy, users have access to a licensed, professional therapist 24/7--no appointment needed! At talkspace.com, therapists specialize in helping people to overcome challenges, guide you on your life journey.

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Ease Central

The best way to manage employee benefits, onboarding, and compliance

EaseCentral enables agents to easily set up and manage HR and benefit administration on behalf of their clients. Third-party implementation is simply not needed. Their team is equipped to train insurance agents and their staff to quickly and effectively manage their entire book of business using EaseCentral.

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Noteworth

Collaborative Care infrastructure providing support to evidence-based care and empowering the patient-centered model.

Noteworth's software product continuously and remotely collects patient data from connected FDA-approved medical devices, wearables and apps.

Gokul Rajaram

Product Engineering Lead at Square

Former Product Director of Facebook Ads, where he drove the product roadmap and execution for Facebook’s advertising products. Industry Advisor at Inventus Capital Partners. Former Product Management Director for AdSense at Google, where he helped conceive and grow the AdSense product to a multi-billion dollar product line. Founder and former CEO of Chai Labs Inc., which was acquired by Facebook.

Jim McCann

Jim McCann is a highly successful entrepreneur whose vision and energy have helped grow 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, the company he founded in 1976, into the world’s leading florist and gift company.

Jim recognized early on the enormous potential in providing on-the-go consumers with the ability to express themselves and connect with the important people in their lives through top quality floral gifts combined with exemplary, personal service. Jim is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Willis Group Holdings Limited and a board member at Gruppo Lottomatica.

Jon Kaplan

Jon Kaplan is head of global sales at Pinterest. Formally, Jon oversaw Google’s U.S. advertising sales and operations team.

Jon also worked with Google’s product organization to develop solutions that respond to industry and customer challenges, including products such as Google Wallet, Google Travel and Google Advisor. Prior to this role, Jon led Google’s US Financial Services practice. Jon joined Google in 2003 from Economist.com, where he on the founding team and served as Director of Sales and Operations in North America.

John McAteer

John McAteer oversees all aspects of the company’s relationships with Retail, Tech, and Telco partners and clients.

In addition, McAteer works directly with Google’s product organization to ensure that the company's Retail and Tech client’s interests/needs are being met. Prior to joining Google, McAteer was VP, Sales and Merchandising, for PriceGrabber Inc. McAteer is an emeritus Board Member of Shop.org and graduate of Cal State Sacramento, with degrees in Finance and Economics.

Mindy Grossman

Mindy Grossman is Chief Executive Officer of HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSNI) and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. A 35-year veteran of the retail and apparel industries, Grossman joined IAC, HSNi’s former parent company, in 2006 as CEO of IAC Retail.

In 2008, she took the company public and became the CEO of HSNi. Prior to joining IAC, she served as a Global Vice President at Nike, Inc., overseeing its $4 billion apparel business. Earlier career highlights include serving as President and CEO of Polo Jeans Company, Vice President of New Business Development at Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, President of Chaps Ralph Lauren, and Senior Vice President of Menswear for Warnaco, Inc. In 2013, Forbes magazine named Mindy one of the world’s 100 most powerful women, an honor she has received three times. In 2011, she was named Corporate Innovator of the Year at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida Awards, and was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Top 100 Most Creative People in Business. In both 2010 and 2011, Mindy was ranked by the Financial Times as one of the top 50 women in world business. Mindy serves on the boards of the National Retail Federation, Bloomin’ Brands and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Adam Singolda

Adam Singolda is founder and CEO of Taboola, the leading discovery platform, serving over 550 million unique users monthly. Taboola is one of NYC’s largest and fastest growing tech companies.

Taboola has raised over $157M since launch in 2007. Most recently the company raised $117M in a round led by Fidelity Management and Research Company, joined by Yahoo! Japan, Comcast, Advance Publications, among others. Prior to founding Taboola in 2007, Adam developed his analytical skills while serving as an officer in an elite mathematical unit of the Israeli National Security Agency.

Brian Lee

Brian is a serial entrepreneur. Currently, he is CEO and Co-Founder of The Honest Company (Honest.com).

Prior to starting The Honest Company, Brian was also a Co-Founder of ShoeDazzle.com, and before that, the Co-Founder of LegalZoom.com.

Kirthi Kalyanam, PHD

Dr. Kalyanam is the J.C. Penney Research Professor, Director of the Retail Management Institute at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University and board member at Overstock.com. He has also served as Faculty Director of the Executive MBA program, a visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and in the Stanford Executive MMP program.

Previously, he was also Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of SpinCircuit Inc, a provider of supply chain integration services to the electronics industry. Dr. Kalyanam has advised or consulted for Comscore Networks, Propel Corporation, Xambala, Kiwi Networks, Symphoniq Corp, Boorah, CoffeeTable. He serves as a board advisor and consultant to the Commander of AAFES, a $9B retailer ranking #36 in the Top 100 Retailers and as an Advisor to Google’s Retail Direct Sales Organization.

Adam Freed

Adam Freed is a Strategic Advisor and former COO of Etsy. Adam is currently the CEO of Online Teacher Resource, a New York City-based online marketplace where teachers can sell their educational materials to other teachers.

Prior to joining Etsy, Adam was an architect of Google’s international expansion. He joined Google in 2002 to build the international sales and operations function for the company’s fledgling AdWords business. Two years later, Adam founded Google’s International Product Management team. In that role, he led technical product managers, product marketers, and translation specialists to localize features, functionality, and content for all of Google’s products outside the United States.

Jason Harinstein

Jason is Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at Groupon where as a member of the senior management team he leads the company’s M&A and other strategic activities.

Prior to Groupon, Jason was Director of Corporate Development team at Google, Inc. where works closely with the company’s executives to identify and execute strategic acquisitions and investments. Jason has led several major transactions at Google, including the acquisitions of DoubleClick, ITA Software, Invite Media, Feedburner and Teracent; investment and subsequent sale of a 5% stake in AOL; and the sale of Performics.

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Trusted

Better Child Care

Trusted’s mission is to provide high quality child care, whenever and wherever parents need it. With the Trusted app, parents can arrange and confirm child care appointments (including same day) at the push of a button. Trusted offers peace of mind and convenience to busy parents searching for excellent and safe child care.

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Indiegogo

The world's funding engine

Indiegogo empowers people around the world to fund what matters to them. As the largest global crowdfunding platform, campaigns have launched from every country around the world with millions of dollars being distributed every week due to contributions made by the Indiegogo community.

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Talkspace

Affordable, anonymous therapy with professional and licensed therapists

Therapy for the way we live today. Affordable, anonymous therapy with professional, licensed therapists, wherever and whenever you need help. Talkspace's mission is to make a billion people happy. With their Unlimited Messaging Therapy, users have access to a licensed, professional therapist 24/7--no appointment needed! At talkspace.com, therapists specialize in helping people to overcome challenges, guide you on your life journey.

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Switch

Switch is a swipe-to-apply, addictively simple job matching app

Switch is a smart, addictively simple job hunting app that is reinventing the way you browse and find your next job. Powered by intelligent machine-learning algorithms, Switch recommends the best opportunities for your specific profile and interests, daily. On Switch, you can connect directly with hiring managers in real-time, without missing a beat. Switch is discreet, easy-to-use, and the most effective job discovery app on the market.

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Rebagg

Rebagg purchases high-end designer handbags for cash

Rebagg aims to create a seamless selling process for pre-owned luxury products. Users can submit pictures on www.rebagg.com or the Rebagg app to receive a free and guaranteed quote within one business day. The company offers complimentary pickups in NYC, and free shipping boxes across the US. Sellers receive payment within 2-3 business days of receipt. The company is based in NYC and employs a team of 30. All handbags are thoroughly checked for authentication and quality. The curated selection is resold at a significant discount on www.trendlee.com, the luxury e-commerce site operated by the company.

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BetterView

Drone Inspection for the Insurance Industry

BetterView is enabling expertise to transcend geography using drone-based aerial imagery. The company offers its image capture and analysis services to businesses in the insurance, construction, and real estate industries. BetterView’s customers are able to make better risk decisions, bid jobs, QA workmanship, and optimize maintenance around their buildings and properties using the insights that BetterView’s remote experts provide. The company offers its data capture services throughout the United States with its network of independent operators who fly commodity DJI hardware.

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UpCounsel

The world’s largest virtual marketplace connecting business leaders and in-house counsel with quality outside counsel

UpCounsel provides small and medium businesses with an alternative to expensive and slow legal services through an online platform and an all-star virtual lawyer community. UpCounsel is working with thousands of entrepreneurs and companies to increase the quality and speed of legal services while dramatically reducing costs.

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Modsy

Modsy allows you to see and shop inspirational designs and decor within the context of your own home

Modsy allows you to see inspirational designs and decor within the context of your own home, and shows you ideas for your space before you make any changes. Modsy helps new homeowners, remodelers, and renters create ideal, personalized design

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Allset

Allset takes all the waiting out of eating at restaurants

Allset takes all the waiting out of eating at restaurants. It allows anyone to book, order & pay for their lunch at local restaurants before arrival. The app can save diners up to 30 minutes of time that is usually spent waiting for a table, food & check. Allset helps local restaurants bring in new customers during mid­-week lunchtimes, increase table turnover by cutting dining time in half, and serve corporate clients for business meetings and employee lunches.

Jim Stengel

Jim Stengel is President/CEO of The Jim Stengel Company, a think tank and consultancy conducting proprietary research, generating thought leadership and applying a new ideals-driven framework to drive business growth in today’s global economy.

Jim is also the former Global Marketing Officer of Procter & Gamble and a former member of the Board of Directors of AOL and Motorola, and a former advisory board member of MarketShare. Jim is widely known for leading innovation and for his commitment to building leading-edge marketing capabilities. In 2011, he was named to the first-ever Fortune® Executive Dream Team, and has been named multiple times by Advertising Age as the number one “Power Player” in marketing.

Jeffrey Hollander

Jeffrey co-founded Seventh Generation. He built the fledgling company into a leading natural product brand with sales of over $150 million. Jeffrey is now the CEO and Founder of Sustain, a fair-trade, all-natural condom company.

Jeff's passion for the environment and corporate responsibility is evident in each of his seven books, including “The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win” (2012) and his most recent, “Planet Home: Conscious Choices for Cleaning & Greening the World You Care About Most.” Jeffrey is also the former Chair and a current member of the Greenpeace US Board of Directors as well as co-founder and Board Chair of the American Sustainable Business Council. He is also on the Boards of Practice Green Health, Health Care Without Harm, and Verité, a leading workers’ rights organization.

Jeff Hennion

Jeff is currently EVP, Chief Marketing Officer & e-Commerce at GNC, the global leader in wellness and sports nutrition.

Prior GNC, Jeff spent 11 years at Dick’s Sporting Goods and was EVP, Chief Marketing Officer & Chief e-Commerce Officer among other positions as varied as SVP – Strategic Planning and VP – Finance. Jeff joined Dick’s when it was a privately held, regional player and left it as a public, $5 billion national brand. Jeff currently serves on the Board of Advisors of Branding Brand, a leading mobile commerce company and as a Senior Advisor to Consigliere Brand Capital. Previously, Jeff has been on the board of the Pittsburgh Penguins foundation, the Pittsburgh Marathon and the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh.

Jim McCann

Jim McCann is a highly successful entrepreneur whose vision and energy have helped grow 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, the company he founded in 1976, into the world’s leading florist and gift company.

Jim recognized early on the enormous potential in providing on-the-go consumers with the ability to express themselves and connect with the important people in their lives through top quality floral gifts combined with exemplary, personal service. Jim is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Willis Group Holdings Limited and a board member at Gruppo Lottomatica.

Peter Sachse

Peter Sachse was named chief growth officer of Macy’s, Inc. in February 2016 with responsibility for all Macy’s merchandising, as well as Macy’s Backstage, Bluemercury and international expansion.

Sachse served for the previous year as Macy’s, Inc.’s chief innovation and business development officer, and for the three years before that as Macy’s chief stores officer. He was Macy’s chief marketing officer from 2009 to 2012, along with serving as chairman and CEO of macys.com since April 2006. He was president of Macy’s Corporate Marketing from 2003 to 2006. Prior to serving in these roles, Sachse was president and chief operating officer of The Bon Marché in Seattle.

Dilip Venkatachari

Dilip brings more than 25 years’ experience at the epicenter of the digital revolution to his client projects. His focus at McKinsey’s Digital Labs is on digital marketing and building new digital businesses.

Prior to joining McKinsey, he held senior executive roles at Google, PayPal, and Yahoo! and served on the Board of PayPal Europe. He led Google’s mobile ads business, and founded and grew technology-based startup companies in payments, mobile and social marketing, and customer relationship management (CRM). He holds more than a dozen patents on digital tools for improving financial services and marketing.

John McAteer

John McAteer oversees all aspects of the company’s relationships with Retail, Tech, and Telco partners and clients.

In addition, McAteer works directly with Google’s product organization to ensure that the company's Retail and Tech client’s interests/needs are being met. Prior to joining Google, McAteer was VP, Sales and Merchandising, for PriceGrabber Inc. McAteer is an emeritus Board Member of Shop.org and graduate of Cal State Sacramento, with degrees in Finance and Economics.

Mindy Grossman

Mindy Grossman is Chief Executive Officer of HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSNI) and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. A 35-year veteran of the retail and apparel industries, Grossman joined IAC, HSNi’s former parent company, in 2006 as CEO of IAC Retail.

In 2008, she took the company public and became the CEO of HSNi. Prior to joining IAC, she served as a Global Vice President at Nike, Inc., overseeing its $4 billion apparel business. Earlier career highlights include serving as President and CEO of Polo Jeans Company, Vice President of New Business Development at Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation, President of Chaps Ralph Lauren, and Senior Vice President of Menswear for Warnaco, Inc. In 2013, Forbes magazine named Mindy one of the world’s 100 most powerful women, an honor she has received three times. In 2011, she was named Corporate Innovator of the Year at the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® Florida Awards, and was recognized as one of Fast Company’s Top 100 Most Creative People in Business. In both 2010 and 2011, Mindy was ranked by the Financial Times as one of the top 50 women in world business. Mindy serves on the boards of the National Retail Federation, Bloomin’ Brands and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF.

Brian Lee

Brian is a serial entrepreneur. Currently, he is CEO and Co-Founder of The Honest Company (Honest.com).

Prior to starting The Honest Company, Brian was also a Co-Founder of ShoeDazzle.com, and before that, the Co-Founder of LegalZoom.com.

Kirthi Kalyanam, PHD

Dr. Kalyanam is the J.C. Penney Research Professor, Director of the Retail Management Institute at the Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University and board member at Overstock.com. He has also served as Faculty Director of the Executive MBA program, a visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and in the Stanford Executive MMP program.

Previously, he was also Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of SpinCircuit Inc, a provider of supply chain integration services to the electronics industry. Dr. Kalyanam has advised or consulted for Comscore Networks, Propel Corporation, Xambala, Kiwi Networks, Symphoniq Corp, Boorah, CoffeeTable. He serves as a board advisor and consultant to the Commander of AAFES, a $9B retailer ranking #36 in the Top 100 Retailers and as an Advisor to Google’s Retail Direct Sales Organization.

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Away

Founded by Jen Rubio and Stephanie Korey, Away is looking to bring a high-end portfolio of luggage products to the masses.

Away creates special objects that are at home on the road—that carry you forward, making your trip easier, and in a small way, your life better.

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Wanderu

Wanderu is a ground travel meta-search website that helps travelers find and book inter-city bus and train travel in North America.

Wanderu offers bus, train and city travel guides on its site, plus details of routes and more. The company, which competes with Busbud and GotoBus, plans to build its own brand going forward, rather than license its data to others. That data, however, is valuable. Because many in the bus industry didn’t have their own APIs, Wanderu had to partner with companies in order to gain access to their data and then build their system from scratch.

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Stowaway Cosmetics

Stowaway Cosmetics offers cosmetics in different sizes for travel-sized makeup kits

Stowaway Cosmetics offers cosmetics in different sizes for travel-sized makeup kits. It offers beauty balms, concealers, lipsticks, eyeliner, mascara, and more.

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Thrive Market

Thrive Market is an online retailer with over 2,500 high-quality healthy foods, vitamins, home goods, and beauty supplies.

Thrive Market is an online shopping club on a mission to make healthy living easy and affordable for everyone. Thrive Market members can buy the best-selling healthy foods and natural, wholesome products in everyday sizes, always 25-50% retail prices, delivered right to their door. And for every paid membership, Thrive Market donates a free membership to a family in need.

Anish Acharya

Anish Acharya is The Senior Director of Product Management at Credit Karma. He recently exited Snowball to Credit Karma in December 2015.

Anish sold his first company to Google in 2010. While at Google he served as a Partner at Google Ventures. He also led the Google+ Mobile product team, where he managed Google’s social efforts for mobile and tablet devices. Prior to Google, he co-founded SocialDeck Inc. in 2008 and served as its Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior Software Developer, driving core platform and distributed systems efforts at Amazon.com.

Robby Stein

Robby Stein is currently a Product Lead at Instagram.

Previously Robby led mobile product at Yahoo! after the company acquired the startup he founded, Stamped in 2012. He was previously at Google for 4 years. While at Google, Robby managed signups and product launches for Gmail, and most recently was Product Manager for the Ad Exchange. He built the first Stamped prototype in his NYC apartment and graduated from Northwestern University.

Dilip Venkatachari

Dilip brings more than 25 years’ experience at the epicenter of the digital revolution to his client projects. His focus at McKinsey’s Digital Labs is on digital marketing and building new digital businesses.

Prior to joining McKinsey, he held senior executive roles at Google, PayPal, and Yahoo! and served on the Board of PayPal Europe. He led Google’s mobile ads business, and founded and grew technology-based startup companies in payments, mobile and social marketing, and customer relationship management (CRM). He holds more than a dozen patents on digital tools for improving financial services and marketing.

Elias Roman

Elias is a PM at Google, working on the Play Music team. He joined Google after the company acquired Songza, the company Elias co-founded and led as CEO.

Prior to graduation from Brown, Elias co-founded AmieStreet.com and was named as one of Business Week’s ‘Top 25 Entrepreneurs in America Under 25.’ Amazon.com invested in AmieStreet, Inc. in 2007 and acquired the AmieStreet.com brand and customer base in 2010. In 2010, Elias and his co-founders launched Songza, a music Concierge that improves your life by streaming the perfect playlist for whatever you’re doing (from waking up to sleeping, from working out to getting through the work day).

Ran Harnevo

Ran Harnevo was formerly President of AOL’s Video division, The AOL On Network. In 2007, he co-founded 5min Media, the industry’s first online video syndication platform for news, entertainment and lifestyle video.

Ran was one of the first people to evangelize syndication as a means for publishers and content creators to scale their video business and make the economics of video production work. After 5min Media was acquired by AOL in 2010, Ran’s vision became the cornerstone of AOL’s video strategy.

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Whipclip

The Whipclip platform allows you to create clips of your favorite TV moments and share them with your friends.

WhipClip is an app that allows you to create clips of your favorite TV and music moments, and share them with your friends.

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Blend

Blend is the best way to group chat with your friends.

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Gem

Gem’s blockchain application platform transforms how companies and industries connect to solve impossible problems.

Gem’s blockchain application platform transforms how companies and industries connect to solve impossible problems. By connecting companies to shared infrastructure, industries can eliminate data silos and orchestrate cross-industry workflows. Gem’s platform applies blockchain technology to identity, data, logic and network management across multiple industries, including finance and healthcare. The result is GemOS, an operating system for global computers.

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Blockstack

Blockstack is a new internet for decentralized, server-less applications.

Blockstack's stack of open protocols on top of the bitcoin blockchain allows developers to build decentralized apps without the need for servers, cloud storage, identity systems or built-in payments infrastructure.

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TapCommerce

TapCommerce was acquired by Twitter in 2014.

TapCommerce specialized in mobile app retargeting and driving revenue & engagement beyond the install.

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Chango

Chango was acquired by Rubicon Project in 2015.

Chango was a programmatic advertising company, purpose-built for the marketer.

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Tapad

Tapad was acquired by Telenor in 2016.

Tapad is the leader in cross-device content delivery.

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Songza

Songza was acquired by Google in 2014.

Songza was a music streaming and recommendation service offering curated playlists based on the time of day or a user's mood or activity.

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Mass Relevance

Mass Relevance was acquired by Spredfast in 2014.

Mass Relevance developed and offered cloud-based software for media and entertainment sectors.

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Stamped

Stamped was acquired by Yahoo! in 2012.

Stamped was a fun and useful way to record and share all of your favorite things -- restaurants, books, movies, music and more.

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Thinknear

Thinknear was acquired by Telenav in 2012.

Thinknear was a location technology company and full-service mobile advertising platform.

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Fetchback

Fetchback was acquired by GSI Commerce in 2010.

FetchBack provided retargeting services to companies by showing advertisements to consumers who previously visited their website.

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Nearbuy

Nearbuy Systems was acquired by RetailNext in 2013.

Nearbuy Systems was a SaaS-based platform providing Wi-Fi infrastructure for brick-and-mortar retailers.

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RayV

RayV was acquired by Yahoo! in 2014.

RayV was a web platform that allows users to create video playlists and broadcast them online.