UTR: Commerce – November 2012


Schedule



08:00AM - 09:00AM

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST


09:00AM - 09:45AM

SEEKING PERFECTION IN A DIGITAL WORLD

Join us for an exclusive fireside chat.

Speakers



11:00AM - 11:30AM

NETWORKING BREAK



12:45PM - 01:45AM

LUNCH



03:00PM - 03:30PM

NETWORKING BREAK



04:45PM - 05:00PM

SPOTLIGHT SHOWCASE

Moderator

Companies


05:00PM - 06:00PM

AWARD CEREMONY AND COCKTAIL RECEPTION


Speakers


 
Abheek Anand

Abheek Anand

Product Manager, Facebook

Abheek Anand is a product manager at Facebook, where he is responsible for helping businesses grow and engage customers on Facebook. Prior to this, he was the co-founder and CEO of Tagtile, an SMB loyalty and marketing startup which was acquired by Facebook. Tagtile launched at Under the Radar in 2011, winning Best in Show across all presenting startups. Abheek has a bachelors and masters degree in Computer Science, and an MBA from Stanford University.

    /in/abheek


 
Subbu Balakrishnan

Subbu Balakrishnan

Director of Technology, AKQA

Subbu Balakrishnan has over 15 years experience within the Technology Services, Digital Marketing, and Software Development industries. Subbu’s role within AKQA is the strengthening of our technology solution development and delivery capabilities. He is also charged with strategic guidance in the shaping of AKQA’s technology expertise in the design and development of innovative digital marketing and business solutions. Prior to (re)joining AKQA, after a short stint in a technology leadership capacity 5 years ago, Subbu was the founder and CEO of a web technology services firm specializing in the delivery of web applications across a continuum of enterprise and open-source technologies using agile and iterative methods.

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David Berlind

David Berlind

Editor in Chief, Programmable Web

David Berlind is an award-winning journalist whose career spans more than 20 years dating back to 1991 when he started reviewing technology for PC Week. He was the editor-in-chief at Windows Sources, the editorial director at Computer Shopper, and executive editor at CNET.com. In 2008, David joined UBM Tech Media as a part of that company’s acquisition of Mass Events Labs — a conference production company he founded in 2006 that among other events, produced the API and developer focused event Mashup Camp. There at UBM, he served as the company’s Chief Content Officer until 2013 when he returned to the API economy and joined ProgrammableWeb as its editor-in-chief.  David has appeared on international media such as CNN, CNBC, the Charlie Rose Show, NPR, the BBC, the Economist, and FOX.

    /in/davidberlind


 
Joshua Brandau

Joshua Brandau

Head of Media Strategy, Pereira O'Dell

Joshua Brandau is the Head of Media Strategy at Pereira O’Dell, Founder of social consultancy POD Connect, and Professor of New Media at the Academy of Art University. Brandau currently works with Skype, Mattel, TSG Private Equity Brands, Intel, Toshiba, Jive Software, and Henkel amongst others. He has won most of the major media awards including; Adweek Creative OOH Idea of the Year, Media Magazines Creative Media Award, Digiday Awards Best in Show, iMedia 25, the Webby Awards Best Integrated Media Plan, and OMMA Awards Best Use of Gaming. He currently resides in San Francisco.

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Jeffrey Calkins

Jeffrey Calkins

VP of Operations, Rudys Barbershop

Jeff leads Rudy’s operations in 16 locations in four states. His position includes the management of a team focused on retail, human resources and related operations. Jeff has been with Rudy’s for 10 years and has held diverse roles during that time including roles relating to strategic business growth, implementation of a global POS system, payroll, operations, human resources and retail operations. Prior to joining Rudy’s, Jeff held managerial roles in various businesses in the retail sector.

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Kapil Chhibber

Kapil Chhibber

Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Kapil Chhibber is a Senior Vice President at Bank of America and is responsible for identifying and evaluating strategic partnership opportunities with emerging technology companies. Key focus areas include mobile commerce/payments, social, cloud and data management/analytics. Prior to joining BofA, Kapil held roles in strategic planning and business development with Microsoft and venture capital/private equity with DFJ Portage and The Parthenon Group. He began his career as an investment banker with the Global Technology Group at Lehman Brothers. Kapil holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a BSBA in MIS & Finance from the University of Arizona.

    /in/wildcat0109


 
Renny Gleeson

Renny Gleeson

Global Director of Interactive Strategy, Wieden + Kennedy

Renny Gleeson is an entrepreneurial geek who since 1994 worked all sides of the interactive marketing space—from client, to agency, to publisher. Other work experiences include game design, bistro cook, junk bond sales, the NBA, selling clothing to teenage girls and running agencies. Since 2007, Renny has led interactive strategy for Wieden + Kennedy, embracing mobility, gaming, software as culture, physical computing and every flavor of “social”. At W+K he co-founded a constantly evolving technology accelerator/incubator called “PIE” in 2008. PIE has become a brand-backed techno-cultural node in Portland, Oregon, and has housed and/or accelerated nearly forty companies to date. In 2010, Renny was appointed to the Wieden+Kennedy global management team, and he works with the W+K global network to operationalize innovation and interactivity.

    /in/rennygleeson


 
Shane Guthrie

Shane Guthrie

VP Biz Dev and Multimedia Solutions, Alcatel-Lucent

Shane Guthrie has been working in the IP service provider and IP multimedia delivery industry since 1994, where he has held various positions developing and taking complex solutions to market. Since 2008, Shane has worked in Alcatel-Lucent’s Multimedia Solutions and Multimedia Services Integration organizations, leading Business and Partner Ecosystem Development efforts globally. Although Shane lives in New Jersey, he is often found visiting global customers, evaluating global partners, evangelizing multiscreen services, and advising Service Providers on maximizing the capitalization of assets and developing multimedia delivery brands.

    /in/shaneguthrie


 
Russell Hamilton

Russell Hamilton

Global Business Development, Visa

Russell Hamilton is a Senior Business Leader in Visa’s Global Business Development group. He evaluates partnerships and strategic alliances for Visa’s emerging products group, including mobile and online payments. Prior to Visa, Russell worked in business development for American Express and consulted for Booz & Co. He has an MBA from Stanford University and an MS in Engineering from UC Berkeley.

    /in/rshamilton


 
Joel Hughes

Joel Hughes

SVP Strategy & Corporate Development, Constant Contact

Joel Hughes is Senior Vice President, strategy and corporate development with more than 20 years of executive leadership experience at communications technology and mobile services companies. At Constant Contact, Joel is responsible for driving strategic direction and corporate development initiatives.

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Sonny Jandial

Sonny Jandial

Marketing, P&G Futureworks, Procter & Gamble

Sonny Jandial is the eyes, ears, and hands for P&G in Silicon Valley. Focused on incubating and partnering with VCs, start ups, and entrepreneurs to help innovate on technology, new business models, and go-to-market capability platforms. Some interesting themes include brand engagement, mobile, retail, purchase data, smart products, loyalty, NFC, Pinterest, new commerce models, and social.

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Ed Kaczmarek

Ed Kaczmarek

Director of Innovation and Emerging Technology, Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods)

Ed is Director of Innovation & Emerging Technology at Mondelez International, where he leads innovation through a multitude of partnerships and exploration with startups in both mobile and digital. He led the development of iFood Assistant, a mobile platform that won an Edison Award for Innovation in 2010. Ed has more than 25 years of marketing experience across such companies as Cadbury/Dr Pepper, VNU, DoubleClick, Draft Worldwide and Kraft Foods. In 2009, Fast Company named Ed as “1 of the 10 Most Creative People in Food.” He also participates on the Intel Capital Advisory Board. Ed was recently featured on the December/January 2012 cover of Chief Marketer magazine.

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Christine Lagorio

Christine Lagorio

Executive Editor, Inc.com

Christine Lagorio is a writer, reporter, and editor whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Believer, and SELF, among other publications. She is executive editor of Inc.com.

    /in/christinelagorio


 
Aileen Lee

Aileen Lee

Partner, KPCB + Cowboy Ventures

Aileen Lee is founder of a seed-stage focused fund currently called Cowboy Ventures. She is also a partner at KPCB, which she joined in 1999. At KPCB, she has focused on working with mostly consumer-oriented digital companies, including Callaway Digital Arts, Dollar Shave Club, One Kings Lane, Plum District, Rent the Runway, True & Company, and RMG, where she was founding CEO for two years. Prior to that she has worked with companies like ShopKick, Zazzle, Bloom Energy, Blue Nile, Friendster, Good Technology and Tellme. Aileen has a Bachelor of Science from MIT and an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.

    /in/aileenwlee


 
David Newman

David Newman

Director, Technology Innovation Center, Target

David Newman is in the process of building out a small team of talented Product Managers for Target’s new San Francisco Technology office. The team will be responsible for developing partnerships with Silicon Valley companies, developing technology roadmaps and integrating partner functionality into Target. Prior to Target, David held a variety of Program and Operations management positions at Walmart.com and was part of the startup team at Epinions. David holds a degree in History from Princeton.

    /in/drnewman


 
Tim Peterson

Tim Peterson

Staff Writer, Adweek

As an Adweek staff writer based in the Bay Area, Tim Peterson covers social media, ad tech and West Coast startups. His beat companies are Facebook, Twitter, Google and Yahoo, but his coverage includes social commerce, the display advertising ecosystem and digital/social analytics. Prior to joining Adweek in January 2011, he covered digital marketing for Direct Marketing News.

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Bob Sauerberg

Bob Sauerberg

President, Condé Nast

Bob Sauerberg is responsible for the company’s migration to a consumer focused, brand-centric business model. Mr. Sauerberg also spearheaded Condé Nast’s digital integration and the development of the company’s tablet strategy that includes digital editions for the iPad, Kindle Fire and the NOOK. Prior to his appointment as President, Mr. Sauerberg was Group President of Consumer Marketing. Bob Sauerberg joined Consumer Marketing in 2005 as Executive Vice President. Under his leadership Condé Nast’s consumer marketing operations have led the industry in circulation growth and audience vitality as measured by the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) and Mediamark Research Inc. (MRI).

    /pub/bob-sauerberg/3/451/14


 
Mark Silva

Mark Silva

SVP Emerging Platforms, Anthem Worldwide

Mark Silva is SVP Emerging Platforms for Anthem Worldwide, a full service strategic brand consultancy division of Schawk, Inc. Prior to joining Schawk, Silva founded and lead Real Branding, a leading digital marketing agency headquartered in San Francisco with offices in New York and Toronto. Silva has been bringing emerging platforms to brands since the earliest days, helping launch CareerMosaic at Omnicom in 1994 as one of the first 100 commercial enterprises on the web. Silva has led online brand strategy for the world’s largest and most beloved companies and brands including ABC/Disney, Anheuser-Bush/Inbev, Darden Restaurants, Pepsico, Unilever and Warner Bros. He is a frequent speaker, advisor and resource for industry matters.

    /in/marksilva


 
Joe Simon

Joe Simon

CTO, Condé Nast

Joe Simon oversees all digital and technology operations. In this position, he leads the company’s innovation efforts, including the development of next generation digital products and services. Prior to joining Condé Nast in 2010, Mr. Simon was CTO for Viacom, where he directed all worldwide technology and operations for MTV Networks, BET Networks, and Paramount Pictures. Mr. Simon’s responsibilities at Viacom included the management of information technology systems for 58 networks in the US and 106 networks internationally, internet and mobile application development for 418 websites, and oversight of new technology to build digital businesses, innovate new functionality, and create production, content management, and retail distribution systems.

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Jean Sini

Jean Sini

Chief Product and Technology Officer, One Kings Lane

Jean is One Kings Lane’s Chief Product and Technology Officer, responsible for driving technical and product strategy and overseeing product management, user experience design, and engineering. A seasoned software entrepreneur and executive, he most recently ran engineering at Mint.com. In 2005 he cofounded Activeweave and as it’s CTO built and scaled its contextual, personalized relevance engine. After selling Activeweave to Buzzlogic in 2008, he was CTO, heading its technical vision and architecture. Jean also held Software Engineering positions at Oracle and Symbol Technologies.

    /in/jeansini


 
Redg Snodgrass

Redg Snodgrass

CEO, The Taploid

Redg Snodgrass, serial “funtrepreneur”, invents new ways to enjoy everything. He served on the founding team at Skout, helping them to hit their first 2 million users and profitability. He left to head Innovation for Alcatel-Lucent and Bell Labs. Currently he is the CEO of The Taploid a Gossip Column created from your social graph.

    /in/redgiesnodgrass


 
Dylan Tweney

Dylan Tweney

Executive Editor, VentureBeat

Dylan Tweney is an award-winning writer and editor specializing in technology, science and business. He is the executive editor at VentureBeat, a news site devoted to covering the technology revolution and its impact on business and daily life. Previously, he was senior editor at Wired.com. He also publishes the daily haiku and micropoetry site, tinywords.com.

    /in/dylantweney


 
Albert Wang

Albert Wang

Senior Investment Manager, Qualcomm

Albert’s current investment focuses are mobile marketing, mobile cloud computing, and cross-platform solutions with an expanded interest in disruptive startups that harness the confluence of social, mobile, and cloud computing trends. Albert led the investment and currently serves as board observer for Fiksu, Steelhouse (UTR 2011), BlueStacks, Avalanche Technology, Cavendish Kinetics, and Gaikai (acquired by Sony).

    /in/albertwang


 
Carrington Williams

Carrington Williams

Business Development, Etsy

Carrington Williams runs business development for Etsy.com, where he focuses on Member Acquisition, Brand distribution and creating services for sellers. Prior to his three years at Etsy, Carrington founded Collexpo.com, a social marketplace for collectors that he shut down in 2008. Before that experience, he worked as a program manager in digital media at AOL and earned an MBA at the University of Virginia. He started his career on Wall Street as an equity analyst covering the software and pharmceutical industries and also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

    /in/carringtonwilliams


 
Will Young

Will Young

Director, Zappos

Will is Director of Zappos Labs, a largely San Francisco based team goaled with developing partnerships and building great products through experimentation, incubation, and off-roadmap projects. He is also one of the most prolific donut eaters in Zappos history (23 donuts in 20 minutes). He is also a General Partner with the VegasTechFund, a seed stage investment fund started by Zappos CEO Tony Hseih, focused on empowering amazing founders and startups passionate about building community in downtown Las Vegas. Will has a Bachelor of Computer Science from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

    /in/whatupwilly



Companies


 

Belly is a universal loyalty program that offers one-of-a-kind rewards at the businesses you love, replacing boring “Buy 10, Get 1 Free” punch cards with free stuff you actually want. Belly users check in at the in-store iPad, earning points which can later be redeemed for rewards that are unique to each individual business. Earn a free cup of coffee at the donut shop down the street. Name the Sandwich of the Month at your local deli. For the first time, you can have your cake and eat it too, or at least have the option of shoving it into your baker’s face.

    Located in Chicago, IL


 

Leap Commerce creates the ultimate mobile personalized, social consideration experience across local and online channels. Leap uses social inputs helping millions of mobile consumers make better shopping decisions. Our social consideration algorithms select the right choice from over one hundred million local and online products, powering LEAP’s “Best Decision” application, narrowing on what matters most to consumers.  Giving brands a new platform for consumer consideration. In this experience of a personal social virtual mall,  we’ve innovated on tailored product recommendations, customizable channels, social sharing, and a “universal cart” letting consumers buy across multiple sites or stores from one checkout process. Providing consumers a complete, personalized, and social shopping application.

    Located in San Francisco, CA


 

CoffeeTable, the App Store’s #1 catalog shopping app for the iPad, aggregates leading retailers and boutiques into a single app for a premium browsing, shopping and purchasing experience. – revolutionizing the $200 billion catalog industry.  Shoppers enjoy the convenience of shopping hundreds of catalogs in a single app, the peace of mind in receiving real-time pricing and inventory details, and the inspiration from flipping through beautifully merchandised catalog pages. For retailers, CoffeeTable provides unparalleled analytics through a real-time dashboard, guaranteed brand exposure, and full-service tablet marketing through its dedicated brand management team.

    Located in San Francisco, CA


 

Curalate is the first marketing platform for the visual web, starting with Pinterest. Sitting at the intersection of big-data and image recognition, Curalate reveals what consumers care about at a product level, enabling brands to form more relevant connections with their consumers. Funded by NEA, First Round Capital, and Mentor Tech Ventures, Curalate is now in use by over 600 brands, including CPG companies such as Kraft Foods, consumer magazines such as Real Simple, retailers such as Neiman Marcus, and ecommerce companies such as Warby Parker.

    Located in Philadelphia, PA


 

Datacratic a is software company that applies real-time machine learning and predictive modeling to real-time data generated from consumer behavior. Datacratic provides optimization for Data Management Platforms (DMPs), Demand Side Platforms (DSPs), Agency Trading Desks (ATDs), E-Commerce Web Sites and others in the real-time marketing ecosystem. Originally founded as Recoset in February 2010 and headquartered in Montreal, Datacratic is privately held with backing from Real Ventures and BDC Venture Capital.

    Located in Montreal, QC


 

Flint is the mobile payments company that is creating the easiest way for on-the-go businesses to accept credit cards and to find new customers through integrated social marketing. The company’s first product is an iPhone payments app that enables merchants to process credit cards easily and securely scan the card with the camera – no dongles or extra hardware needed. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Redwood City, California, Flint is backed by Silicon Valley venture capital firms Storm Ventures and True Ventures.

    Located in Redwood City, CA


 

A simple, uniform way to collect, structure, and share retail intelligence via mobile.

    Located in Denver, CO


 

Linkable Networks is the only card-linked offer company with the ability to provide discounts at the SKU-level. The company’s card-linked offers are supported by 99% of all credit/debit cards. Linkable Networks is transforming the way consumers take advantage of great savings from the brands they love, while delivering pinpoint targeting and attribution for advertisers. This technology allows consumers to link SKU-level, store-level and manufacturer-level offers directly to their credit/debit card of choice, with no need to clip coupons, print coupons or load to a store’s loyalty card with discounts appearing directly on the consumer’s bank statement.

    Located in Boston, MA


 

Marqeta is an online-to-offline payments and commerce platform that enables retailers to capture repeat business and greater customer spend, gives consumers more money for the things they buy everyday and empowers large enterprises to better serve their constituents by participating in the payment stream of relevant transactions. Marqeta built, from the ground up, its own unique payments platform in which it serves as card issuer, transaction processor and marketing loyalty program. Marqeta use the Discover network for authorization and settlement of transactions.

    Located in Emeryville, CA


 

Metaresolver is a high frequency trading platform for mobile media. The company accelerates innovation in mobile advertising by providing consistent, rich user data coupled with a programmatic media buying platform. Its starting point is clean primary data on mobile variables such as device, connection, content, and location, augmented with marketing and media intelligence. Metaresolver was founded by veterans of mobile data, advertising and content, with a mission to drive better results for advertisers that obsess about performance.

    Located in San Francisco, CA


 

Nearbuy provides a SaaS platform that enables traditional brick-and-mortar retailers to capitalize on the intersection of the mobile internet and the physical store. Nearbuy gathers data from a retailer’s existing Wi-Fi network and powers analytics on how shoppers are using their smartphones – identifying websites, apps, and search terms down to the specific products being researched and purchased online. Nearbuy also provides traditional store metrics like dwell time and visit frequency, all without adding proprietary hardware or sensors. Using this data, retailers can stem the tide of showrooming while identifying new merchandising opportunities, improving ad targeting, and better engaging omnichannel customers.

    Located in San Francisco, CA


 

Placed is Location Analytics. By connecting the physical and digital worlds, Placed has created a new class of analytics focused on location. Placed Analytics contextualizes location when a user is interacting with an app or mobile website. Placed Panels acts as the platform to recruit, measure, and analyze location data collected on a persistent basis from opted-in panelists. Founded in January 2011, Placed is headquartered in Seattle and is backed by Madrona Venture Group.

    Located in Seattle, WA


 

PlaceIQ ingests and analyzes large amounts of location data to uncover audience, context, and intent, down to a city block. This provides a powerful, privacy friendly way to define and reach highly specific audiences on a mobile platform, leveraging the ever-increasing location aware nature of mobile Devices. With it’s audience centric approach PlaceIQ unlocks a wealth of insight and learning into mobile consumer behavior, and can go beyond the usual CTR based metrics to provide a truly intelligent perspective on what works and what doesn’t in mobile marketing.

    Located in New York, NY


 

PunchTab is the engagement and on-demand incentives platform leader, powering loyalty and reward programs, giveaways and sweepstakes and customized campaigns for marketing and advertising agencies, allowing bloggers, brands, and businesses to create social and mobile-enabled loyalty programs in minutes. More than 12,000 publishers are using PunchTab’s tightly-integrated rewards program to engage and incentivize over 22 million consumers every month. Web and mobile app developers can also utilize the PunchTab Developer Tools for a tightly integrated solution.

    Located in Palo Alto, CA


 

Referly is a social affiliate program empowering individuals to earn rewards for the sales they generate online. The company offers a marketplace where individuals can create their own stores and shop based on their friend network and interests. Referly offers rewards for sales on more than 30,000 websites, and offers an API for businesses that want to create custom referral programs.

    Located in San Francisco, CA


 

Named “Top 10 coolest big data startups” by CRN, Retention Science is a big data customer retention platform for e-commerce. Our predictive technology helps e-commerce companies re-engage the right customers to maximize retention. Clients have seen an average of 30% increase in existing customer spending. Our learning algorithms predict the optimal time to the appropriate offer to market to specific customers, which result in an increase of brand loyalty and customer lifetime value. Founding team consists of E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year award recipient, Ph.D data scientist and former e-commerce owner.

    Located in Santa Monica, CA


 

Rewind.Me turns social sharing and person tracking data into a rewards program for consumers and a permission-based targeting and analytics platform for markters. Rewind.Me users gain new ways to interact with the digital history of their lives and R:Factor scores which quantify their activity in over 300 categories. Brands use R:Factors to identify and target the most qualified prospects and work with Rewind to better understand their customers and their fans and followers. Funded by First Round Capital, New World Ventures, and angels including Esther Dyson, Rewind.Me is TechStars NYC 2012 company.

    Located in New York, NY


 

ShopAdvisor is a deferred shopping platform that connects consumers’ initial interest in a product with their eventual purchase. ShopAdvisor’s cloud-based services are used by digital magazines, blogs, media sites, and third-party applications to incorporate deferred shopping into their user experience. ShopAdvisor also offers apps for iPhone, iPad, Android and the web. By linking demand generation with product fulfillment, ShopAdvisor provides publishers and advertisers with detailed insight into the shopping behaviors and patterns of consumers through out the purchasing funnel. ShopAdvisor provides consumers with a powerful tool to remember, research and shop for products whenever and wherever they encounter them.

    Located in Boston, MA


 

SocialWire is Facebook advertising platform that helps online retailers leverage Facebook Open Graph as an effective marketing channel. SocialWire makes it easy for online retailers to start sharing shopping activity on Facebook Timeline and turns what’s shared into effective advertising shown to friends.

    Located in San Francisco, CA


 

Soldsie is a Facebook application that enables retailers to sell products through Facebook comments. Fans purchase these products by posting “sold” — yes, it’s that’s simple! Soldsie comes packed with a powerful dashboard that helps create and track invoices, manage inventory, and aggregate customer purchases.  Selling through Soldsie is lead generation tied to promotion with the added bonus of revenue.

    Located in San Fracisco, CA


 

SteelHouse(tm), an ad:tech and Under the Radar award-winning company, brings innovative advertising solutions to brands, agencies, and eCommerce marketers. SteelHouse reaches more than 125 million consumers a month, across hundreds of the world’s largest brands. The company’s behavioral marketing solutions, including A2, Real Time Offers(tm) and Retargeting enable brands to drive high engagement in their ads, on or off their site, based on their consumers’ behaviors and in real time.

    Located in Los Angeles, CA


 

Stipple revolutionizes image monetization & social shopping. More people see brand images on the open web than on brand sites, ads, blogs & apps combined. This is true for both large and small businesses. Stipple can display brand tags on all copies of their images and give them control of the content in & data from their images. Only Stipple offers image analytics and advertising inside images web-wide and without widgets or embed code. Stipple makes Images Intelligent.

    Located in San Francisco, CA


 

StrikeAd is a Mobile Advertising Technology Company (DSP) that lets advertisers buy mobile media in a far more transparent and effective manner. StrikeAd’s proprietary tool bids on individual ads based on its advertiser’s needs, learning in real time what is working well and transferring spend accordingly during a campaign. Founded in London and now headquartered in NYC, StrikeAd has developed the unique StrikeAd ID (effectively a universal cookie for mobile) to further optimize and also offer frequency capping, retargeting and audience & behavioral targeting.

    Located in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA


 

SWARM enables brick and mortar retailers to increase revenue through real-time shopper interaction and analytics. By interacting with customers in-store on a one-to-one basis on their smartphone, retailers are able to increase shopper conversion rates, decrease losses due to price comparison, and increase average ticket and lifetime value. SWARM measures in-store traffic and customer behavior by detecting signal given off by smartphones, and by delivering targeted promotions and content via a proprietary in-store wireless network.

    Located in Santa Monica / San Francisco, CA


 

Linked directly to your credit/debit card, Thanx is the easiest way to automatically earn rewards at your favorite merchants – no plastic cards or check-ins required. Our mission is in our name: We want to say “Thanx” to our merchant customers and help them say “Thanx” to theirs. Retailers should be able to identify their best customers and those loyalists should be rewarded. With Thanx it’s a truly frictionless experience on both sides.

    Located in San Francisco, CA


 

Unmetric is the social media benchmarking company for leading brands around the world. We recognized that brands are flying blind when it comes to social media and the absence of competitive benchmarks has been detrimental to busineses who are accustomed to benchmarks and intelligence on mass media and the internet. Unmetric captures everything around a brands’ Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest presence.

    Located in New York, NY


 

VigLink offers a suite of content monetization tools that allow online publishers to earn money via the “outclicks” on their site. With the addition of a single snippet of code publishers enjoy instant access to top online merchants and a share of the revenue their outbound links generate. VigLink is backed by Emergence Capital, Google Ventures, First Round Capital and SoftTech VC. Notable individual investors include LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman and former Google executive and current LinkedIn VP of Product Deep Nishar.

    Located in San Francisco, CA



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