MDC Partners

MDC Partners is one of the world's largest Business Transformation Organizations that utilizes technology, marketing communications, data analytics, insights and strategic consulting solutions to drive meaningful returns on Marketing and Communications Investments for multinational clients in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Latin America. MDC Partners' durable competitive advantage is to Empower the Most Talented Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders to Drive Business Success to new levels of Achievement, for both our Clients and our Shareholders, reinforcing the Company's reputation as "The Place Where Great Talent Lives." MDC Partners' Class A shares are publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol "MDCA" and on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol "MDZ.A".

Jessica Peltz-Zatulove

Partner

82 past transactions

Cliff Freeman & Partners

Funding Round in 2004
Cliff Freeman & Partners is a full service agency specializing in creative advertising.

Luntz Global

Acquisition in 2014
Luntz Global operates as a communications and marketing consulting firm.

Colle & McVoy

Acquisition in 1999
Colle & McVoy operates as an advertising agency. It provides client brand activation, strategic planning, and digital interactive services.

Violet Grey

Series A in 2014
VIOLET GREY is an e-commerce beauty company focused on makeup recommendations, reviews, and information. The company's marketplace offers makeup products that include body treatment products, sun care products, cleansers, eye care products, toners, and makeup removers, enabling consumers to purchase beauty care products through both a physical store and an online. They began as a private dressing studio for Hollywood denizens. Its storied walls (space was formerly owned by legendary architect John Elgin Woolf) were dotted with original Edith Head illustrations. Upon its silk rugs, they're stacks of pristine white file boxes filled with found treasures along with dozens of rare and vintage photography books. Every shelf, vanity, and powder room was brimming with beauty products. The studio inevitably became an oasis of inspiration for stars, stylists, and artists but the story was just beginning to unravel. It was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, United States.

Adaptly

Series A in 2011
Adaptly, Inc. provides digital advertising solutions. It develops tools for running ads across social networks. Its solutions include personalized planning and strategy, activation and optimization, and analysis and reporting. The company was incorporated in 2010 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices Chicago, Illinois; Los Angeles and San Francisco, California; Detroit, Michigan; and London, United Kingdom. As of December 20, 2018, Adaptly, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Accenture plc.

Acquisio

Series B in 2011
Acquisio provides Performance Marketing Solutions for Local Businesses and the Agencies that Serve Them. Acquisio's solutions include a high-powered performance media programatic engine that enables digital marketers to optimize their search campaigns and report on social, mobile and display initiatives, all in one easy-to-use dashboard. Acquisio’s automated system does 90% of the work for its users, ensuring more of their time is free for analyzing data and improving campaigns. Acquisio’s best-in-class technology is enhanced by the company’s outstanding support team of real people: Account Managers, Account Analysts, and the Acquisio Trading Desk. The comprehensive and user-friendly Acquisio model ensures campaign managers maintain full control over every aspect of their online marketing initiatives, while maximizing their productivity. With more than 500 agencies and 25,000+ advertisers in its portfolio, Acquisio is recognized as being one of the fastest growing companies in North America, winning the Deloitte Tech Fast 500 and Fast 50 awards for three consecutive years. Acquisio software is used by companies like GroupM, Sensis, Hannapin Marketing, iRep, Yellow Pages, Microsoft, and Hilton. With its headquarters in Montreal, Acquisio also has offices in New York, Seattle, and London, and Japan. For more information, contact us at www.acquisio.com/organization/contact-us/.

Concentric Pharma Advertising

Acquisition in 2011
Concentric Pharma Advertising is a healthcare and pharma advertising and marketing agency. Concentric is a full-service, independent, healthcare advertising and promotion agency with a focus on the specialty pharma sector.

PlaceIQ

Series A in 2011
For brands seeking to understand consumer behavior, PlaceIQ connects physical and digital activities across time, space, and mobile devices to uncover opportunities to learn and connect with audiences. PlaceIQ is a powerful, location-based audience and insights platform that organizes a wide variety of consumer activity data around a precise location-base map at a massive scale. PlaceIQ uses its detailed understanding of location and consumer activity to reach a targeted audience, and also to derive powerful insights about consumer behavior to inform market and business strategies for national brands. The company is headquartered in New York City and also has offices in Palo Alto, Chicago, and Detroit.

Hunter Public Relations

Acquisition in 2014
Hunter Public Relations, LLC operates as a public relations agency that specializes in food and nutrition areas. The company focuses on food and beverage, home and lifestyle, and health and beauty industries. It develops and executes insight-based integrated marketing communications programs that comprise equity-building strategies, traditional media relations, social and digital media marketing, influencer seeding and third-party endorsements, and strategic partnerships. The company was founded in 1989 and is based in New York, New York with an additional office in London, United Kingdom. It also has operations in Chicago, Illinois; Seattle, Washington; San Francisco, California; and Miami, Florida. As of August 13, 2014, Hunter Public Relations, LLC operates as a subsidiary of MDC Partners Inc.

Dextro

Seed Round in 2014
Dextro is a computer vision company whose mission is to power the intelligence behind every video collection, livestream feed, and internet-connected camera. Dextro's products help companies work with mass unstructured video data by identifying and summarizing the contents of each video. Since video is complex and poorly tagged, the machine algorithms actually "watch" the contents of the videos themselves to form the basis of search. As a product-focused company, Dextro strives help clients derive the most meaning from, and useful application for, all of their video content. Dextro was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in NY, NY.

TEAM enterprises

Acquisition in 2010
Based in Fort Lauderdale, TEAM Enterprises, an MDC Partners company (MDCA), is one of the nation's largest and most successful experiential agencies, a true industry-powerhouse combining innovative creative solutions with an unparalleled infrastructure of over 400 full-time employees and 7,000+ event specialists. The firm represents blue-chip brands including U.S. Cellular, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Peroni, Vanguard, Bacardi, Grey Goose, Sparkling Ice, DISH network, Home Goods, Kraft, Elizabeth Arden and Volkswagen, while also providing production and activation services for some of America’s leading Advertising Agencies: 72 & Sunny, Crispin Porter + Bogusky, Doner and Kirshenbaum Bond Senecal + Partners. TEAM’s immersive productions and interactive brand experiences physically engage and influence consumers where they live, work and play. For more information visit www.teamenterprises.com and Facebook.com/TEAMenterprises and on Twitter @TEAMenterprises.

Anomaly

Acquisition in 2011
Anomaly is a difficult to define, but exciting to work at 'new model'​ agency. Driven by a passionate and entrepreneurial culture encompassing a diverse, elastic set of skills, Anomaly has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, London, Amsterdam and Shanghai. Clients include: Anheuser-Busch InBev, Beats, The Campbell Soup Company, Converse, Diageo, Diesel, Google, Hershey’s and Lego. Anomaly has been recognized for a very wide range of work and IP, covering both effectiveness and craft excellence.

Capital C

Acquisition in 2010
Capital C operates as a advertising and marketing service agency with over 100 employees and a client roster that boasts blue-chip companies including PepsiCo Food & Beverages Canada, PepsiCo Inc. (US), Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, Scotiabank, Nissan Canada, Cineplex Entertainment and Unilever Canada.

Netomi

Seed Round in 2017
Netomi develops an conversational artificial intelligence platform for commerce that enables brands and business on mobile messaging applications to make product recommendations, field questions about product availability, and provide assistance with purchases. Netomi was formerly known as msg.ai. The company is based in San Francisco, California.

Veridt, LLC

Debt Financing in 2017
Veridt manufactures radio isotope detection devices for homeland security, force protection, and other applications. Its products include secure physical access control, handheld, mobile, wireless security and fingerprint capture and identification, radio isotope detection, identification, and analysis systems, and a weatherproof and portable radionuclide detection system called Ranger designed to meet various nuclear spectroscopy requirements. Quantrad that began operation in 1999 later became Veridt. Its headquarters is in Middleton in Wisconsin.

Samba TV

Series B in 2017
Samba TV personalizes television leveraging the world’s most comprehensive source of real-time viewership data across broadcast, cable TV, OTT and digital media. Through software applications in smart TVs, set-top boxes and mapped to millions of connected devices, Samba makes TV audiences more addressable and measurable to help marketers activate cross-screen campaigns and analyze the impact of their media investment. Samba TV is headquartered in San Francisco with offices across the United States, Asia and Europe. For more information, please visit www.samba.tv or follow @samba_tv on Twitter.

Unreal Brands, Inc.

Venture Round in 2012
Unreal Brands, Inc. manufactures and markets candy products made of real sugar, natural oils, and real milk. The company offer dark chocolate cups and milk chocolate gems. It sells its products through retailers and distributors, as well as online to customers in the United States. The company was founded in 2010 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.

Communifx Corp.

Acquisition in 2009
Communifx Corp. is a data analytics and database marketing firm that specializes in engagement marketing and optimization solutions.

Unique Influence

Acquisition in 2015
Unique Influence is a leading cross-channel digital advertising agency that runs sizable LTV-focused Facebook, Twitter, Google/Bing, and RTB (Mopub, AdMob, InMobi), and affiliate user acquisition campaigns. They strategize, execute, and grow clients user acquisition to significant levels of scale – but they don’t do it alone. Their exclusive partnerships with leading Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer and search advertising tool platforms enable us to help companies grow from little-to-no-spend to $1MM+/month.

Roost

Seed Round in 2014
Roost enables push notifications for websites. With the decline of RSS and the death of services like Google Reader, Roost fills a vacuum for readers who want to stay engaged with their favorite websites. Roost enables readers to receive up to the minute, light touch reminders whenever their preferred web publishers post new content, but without crowding their inbox or overwhelming them with heavy messaging. Roost, in turn, allows web publishers to identify their most loyal readers and consistently create new interactions with them. Apart from Roost, desktop push notifications are too cost and resource prohibitive for publishers to integrate with their websites. Roost solves this problem. With the emergence of mobile apps, push notifications quickly became the preferred method of content consumption within apps. Roost is applying this communication channel to the web. Founded in 2009 as Notice Software, Roost began to earnestly pursue a mobile web push in 2012.

Sloane & Co.

Acquisition in 2010
Sloane & Company is an industry-leading strategic communications firm. We are known for our intelligence, intensity, creativity and focus on getting results. Whether the situation calls for developing and delivering the right messages to the audiences that matter or advising on high-stakes deals or crises.

Pierry, Inc.

Seed Round in 2016
Pierry Software is a digital marketing agency that specializes in extending your company’s voice across all platforms. We help our clients optimize their marketing department without the need to hire more employees or invest in extensive training programs. Pierry’s strength comes from our unique Marketing as a Service (MaaS) platform, which we use to help companies develop a more personal relationship with their clientele. Founded in 2008 Pierry began with the goal of helping organizations large and small make the most out of their online real estate. Over time we have grown into a full service digital marketing company partnering with big names such as Salesforce Marketing Cloud, Ticketmaster and Movable Ink.

Vitrorobertson

Acquisition in 2004
Vitrorobertson operates as an advertising agency. VitroRobertson specializes in brand-building communications. With the creative firepower to back it up, they have been able to attract both a national and international roster of consumer brands. Their client list includes ASICS, Taylor Guitars, Cobra Golf, Baby Einstein, Kyocera Wireless, Newcastle Brown Ale, Quidel, Yamaha WaterCraft and Baskin Robbins.

IdeaPaint, Inc.

Series C in 2011
IdeaPaint is an innovative and environmentally responsible whiteboard paint that transforms virtually any surface into a high-performance, dry erase canvas. Fun and easy to apply, IdeaPaint is incredibly cost effective versus traditional whiteboards, and outperforms all of the other leading dry erase options. With over 75,000 successful installations worldwide, IdeaPaint is the gold standard for dry erase performance, flexibility and environmental responsibility.

Veritonic, Inc.

Seed Round in 2018
Veritonic, Inc. develops and offers a marketing analytics platform for commercial sound, providing artificial intelligence metrics and marketing response data. The company measures, compares, and tests music, videos, voiceovers, jingles, and audio logos with specific audience segments to discover qualitative and quantitative marketing responses. It caters to the advertising industry. The company was incorporated in 2015 and is based in New York, New York.

PlaceIQ

Seed Round in 2011
For brands seeking to understand consumer behavior, PlaceIQ connects physical and digital activities across time, space, and mobile devices to uncover opportunities to learn and connect with audiences. PlaceIQ is a powerful, location-based audience and insights platform that organizes a wide variety of consumer activity data around a precise location-base map at a massive scale. PlaceIQ uses its detailed understanding of location and consumer activity to reach a targeted audience, and also to derive powerful insights about consumer behavior to inform market and business strategies for national brands. The company is headquartered in New York City and also has offices in Palo Alto, Chicago, and Detroit.

Bruce Mau Design

Acquisition in 2004
Bruce Mau Design is a multidisciplinary design studio.

Yieldbot

Seed Round in 2010
Yieldbot is a true technology company aiming to do nothing short of revolutionize the way media value is created for consumers, brands and publishers. They strive to consistently outperform expectations creating a better, more relevant web with their technology. In so doing, they believe they will enable the media industry to realize its true value for all three of the constituents that make the web what it is, and what it will become.

Serena & Lily, Inc.

Venture Round in 2010
Serena & Lily brings a sophisticated mix of pattern and color to every room in the house—from the nursery to the living room and beyond.

wedgies

Seed Round in 2014
Wedgies, Inc. provides interactive polls on the Web. The company offers polling and surveys on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, web pages, blog posts, and live broadcasts. It allows clients to create polls, customize their CSS, and get API access and analytics. The company was incorporated in 2012 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Semba Biosciences

Venture Round in 2009
Semba Biosciences, Inc. is a life science company located in Madison, Wisconsin, USA. Founded in 2005, the company provides innovative instruments, reagents, and methods for high-performance purification of biomolecules and chemicals to the worldwide research community.

CrowdTwist

Series A in 2011
CrowdTwist is an industry-leading provider of comprehensive multichannel loyalty and analytics solutions that drive engagement and incremental spend, leading to better customer data, stronger insight, and more personalized experiences. We are revolutionizing loyalty, helping top brands including Pepsi, Nestlé Purina, L'Oreal, and Zumiez develop a deeper understanding of customers. For more information visit: www.crowdtwist.com.

Are You a Human, LLC

Series A in 2015
Are You a Human is the curator of The Verified Human Whitelist™, which allows anyone using it to be certain they are addressing a verified human before they serve content, services or ads. Automated programs, called bots, account for 59% of overall internet traffic today – and, as the world becomes more digital, this will only increase. Bots clutter the Internet with fake social media profiles, hacked accounts and are responsible for nearly all fraud. Ultimately, they make it more difficult for real humans to get what they need from the Internet, and more difficult for companies to address humans with high quality content and services cost-effectively. This includes e-commerce, online banking, social media, and, of course, media and advertising. Instead of searching for bots, which evolve in a matter of days, they find and verify humans by analyzing natural user behavior across millions of websites. After they have consistently seen and verified a user as human, they’re added to the Whitelist™, and then re-verified over and over again each day. Bots can’t consistently look and act like real humans on every page, every day, so they’re never added to the list, and all that's left are real humans.

Indicative Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
Indicative, Inc. provides Indicative, an intelligent analytics platform to optimize acquisition, conversion and retention, and monitoring of critical KPIs in real time for Web and mobile businesses. Its product features include dashboard, segmentation, funnels, cohorts, and data manager. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in New York, New York.

Y Media Labs

Acquisition in 2015
Since 2009, YML has built best-in-class digital products and experiences for both early-stage startups and world-renowned brands. Our work has created category leaders in retail (The Home Depot) and insurance (State Farm), as well as laid the digital foundation for the next generation of Fortune 500 companies (Credit Karma, PayPal, Mercari and more). Our bread and butter is in digital products, prototypes, customer experience, service design, and moment mapping. Our work has been recognized by Steve Jobs (ya, that Steve Jobs) and featured by TED Talks, in The Wall Street Journal (“YML is one of the most innovative companies in Silicon Valley”), Forbes, Ad Age, ABC,CNBC and more. We are not a marketing agency. No campaigns. No media buying. We create products and experiences that make a lasting impact, ranging from Molekule (the 2016 Time Invention of the Year) to Universal Music Artists (now a Webby award-winning app) to building the future of Google's AI with Tensorflow (really).  We started as a team of two, now we're 350 strong. We have six offices on three continents and are headquartered in Silicon Valley.  We are always on the lookout for passionate and hard working individuals to join our talented team. Please refer to www.ymedialabs.com/careers for details. Portfolio of of our work can be found at http://www.ymedialabs.com/work

This Also, Inc.

Acquisition in 2019
We’re a product innovation team located in Brooklyn, New York. With a team of thirteen people, our business has helped clients like Google, Nike, Xbox, Spotify, Samsung, and Tumblr create new experiences for millions of users worldwide. Our team shares a relentless passion for designing clear, thoughtful products that can redefine a person’s relationship with technology. We have a strong culture of working quickly, strategically, and without ego to solve business problems for products that have included mobile apps, television platforms, new hardware products, and more. If you're interested in working with us, email us at hello@thisalso.com

72andSunny

Acquisition in 2010
72andSunny Partners LLC, a full-service advertising company, creates cultural impact on behalf of brands. Its works include TV spots, content films, Facebook, voting Websites, outdoor and print advertisements, banners, retail solutions, stunts, emails, city maps, inserts, widgets, events, books, on air solutions, iPhone applications, art work, digital solutions, and posters. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Playa Vista, California with additional offices in Los Angeles, Amsterdam, and New York. As of December 15, 2010, 72andSunny Partners LLC operates as a subsidiary of MDC Partners Inc.

Murfie, Inc.

Venture Round in 2012
Murfie is an online platform for buying, selling, and trading music collections with remote storage and digital access. Murfie is an online music service for your CD collection; a throwback to your neighborhood record store with a digital update. We offer a buying, selling and trading community for music lovers who want traditional ownership with the convenience of remote storage and digital access. Our HQ is located in Madison, WI, but Murfie is everywhere.

Qloo Inc.

Seed Round in 2014
Qloo is the cultural AI. Qloo has developed cutting-edge machine learning processes and AI algorithms to predict taste for any target audience and map relationships within and between cultural domains, including: Music, Film, TV, Dining, Nightlife, Fashion, Books, Travel and Tech. Qloo has mapped more than a quarter-trillion cultural correlations, and makes this intelligence readily available to individuals, developers, and leading brands. Qloo's cultural AI is currently powering personalization and informing key decisions for market leaders in tech, financial services, entertainment, automotive, fashion, CPG and hospitality. Qloo is headquartered and lovingly built in NYC.

TargetCast tcm

Acquisition in 2012
TargetCast tcm delivers brilliant strategies and hard-working tactics. TargetCast tcm provides a complete portfolio of services to clients seeking effective media strategies, implementation and management. We offer a full array of total communications planning including, DRTV, digital and multi-cultural media.

Varick

Funding Round in 2008
Varick is the platform media consultancy dedicated to working with both brands and agencies to grow their business through digital media. Varick empowers clients to take control of digital through programmatic in-housing, platform strategy, scaled media activation, and analytics. A pioneer in the programmatic space since 2008, Varick was founded on New York’s historic Varick Street and continues to bring the fast-paced spirit of the digital world to a global audience.

Relevent Partners

Acquisition in 2010
Relevent is the full service experiential agency's capabilities include strategic development, branded entertainment, event production, creative development and execution, as well as all aspects of digital and social media.

PrimeStreet

Series A in 2000
PrimeStreet powers real-time multi-lender small business finance centers for financial institutions, online customer aggregators, merchants and vertical marketplaces. Their powerful multi-modal, multi-channel eBusiness Finance Network is comprised of a highly scaleable and configurable eFinance transaction platform, and a comprehensive lender network containing more than 35 specially selected financial institutions. The eFinance transaction platform is comprised of modules including fraud check, credit scoring, instant decisioning, intelligent routing, and fulfillment. The front-end is powered by a unique branding engine that simultaneously manages multiple unique Web environments, and their proprietary universal dynamic application ensures an effective and positive user experience. Today this technology powers many finance centers and handles hundreds of applications per day-both on and off-line-including their flagship site, www.primestreet.com, where small business owners can obtain multiple offers for business credit cards, lines of credit, term installment loans, and leases.

Roost

Seed Round in 2015
Roost enables push notifications for websites. With the decline of RSS and the death of services like Google Reader, Roost fills a vacuum for readers who want to stay engaged with their favorite websites. Roost enables readers to receive up to the minute, light touch reminders whenever their preferred web publishers post new content, but without crowding their inbox or overwhelming them with heavy messaging. Roost, in turn, allows web publishers to identify their most loyal readers and consistently create new interactions with them. Apart from Roost, desktop push notifications are too cost and resource prohibitive for publishers to integrate with their websites. Roost solves this problem. With the emergence of mobile apps, push notifications quickly became the preferred method of content consumption within apps. Roost is applying this communication channel to the web. Founded in 2009 as Notice Software, Roost began to earnestly pursue a mobile web push in 2012.

awe.sm

Venture Round in 2011
Measures the performance of social marketing campaigns

SocialFlow

Series B in 2013
SocialFlow, Inc., a software company, provides social media distribution and monetization solutions for publishers and media companies. The company’s algorithm releases posts when timing, relevance, and audience are optimized; identifies best performing posts to amplify with advertising; integrates amplified posts into platform-specific advertisement vehicles; establishes a continuous loop of feedback by analyzing responses; and develops new advertising opportunities that extend its client’s reach to segmented audiences. It offers its solutions to brands, publishers, marketers, and agencies to publish their social media content. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in New York, New York.

Redscout

Acquisition in 2007
Redscout is a brand strategy and innovation agency dedicated to transforming the futures of ambitious brands and businesses.

Gradient.io

Seed Round in 2018
Gradient.io is an intelligent insights platform for Amazon. Using proprietary machine learning technology, Gradient.io’s platform helps brands understand and optimize their digital point-of-sale presence. Gradient.io solutions include Gradient Digital Shelf, Gradient Score, Gradient Dynamics, and Gradient Compete. Brands taking advantage of these solutions can finally unlock the full power of Amazon. For more information, visit https://gradient.io

Wellbe

Venture Round in 2017
Wellbe Inc. offers a cloud-based platform that facilitates connected care between patients and providers. It offers Connected CarePaths that enables patients to get timely instructions (can include graphics or videos), decision-support tools, preparation checklists, and feedback surveys. The company’s solutions include bundled payment, disease-specific care, patient navigation, perioperative surgical home, and patient reported outcomes measures. It serves patients, service line directors, and care coordinators. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in Madison, Wisconsin.

Forsman & Bodenfors

Acquisition in 2016
Forsman & Bodenfors is the Swedish advertising agency founded in 1986. When founded in Sweden 1986 Forsman & Bodenfors was a small independent agency with a vision to create world-class communication. 27 years later we are still independent, and ranked as one of the best agencies in the world. Forsman & Bodenfors is the winner of Independent Agency of the Year 2014 at Cannes Lions.

Dotbox

Acquisition in 2012
Dotbox builds next-generation digital experiences at the intersection of ecommerce & social media to make shopping super fun and engaging, and more convenient than most even imagined possible just a few years ago. The firm is recognized for custom-branded, personalized and socially-connected digital interfaces, campaigns and sites, rendered in 360 degrees and widely admired for their top-notch creative and technological innovation. Their clients include some of the world's most respected brands and retailers.

Cross Pixel Media, Inc.

Series A in 2011
Cross Pixel Media is an advertising platform through which advertisers can leverage the marriage of partner audience synergies with the power of retargeting. After running hundreds of successful retargeting campaigns for its clients, the Company identified an opportunity for advertisers with similar target customer bases to partner and cross-target one another's audiences. Cross Pixel Media was born from this concept.

Instrument Marketing, Inc.

Acquisition in 2018
Instrument Marketing, Inc. provides digital marketing services. Instrument LLC was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Portland, Oregon. As of April 2, 2018, Instrument LLC operates as a subsidiary of MDC Partners Inc.

RJ Palmer

Acquisition in 2012
RJ Palmer is the full service media agency has a client roster of 50+ blue-chip clients and over $800 million of media billings.

Zyman Group

Acquisition in 2005
Zyman Group is a marketing and communications strategy firm for helping companies win and to grow profitably.

Yieldbot

Series A in 2013
Yieldbot is a true technology company aiming to do nothing short of revolutionize the way media value is created for consumers, brands and publishers. They strive to consistently outperform expectations creating a better, more relevant web with their technology. In so doing, they believe they will enable the media industry to realize its true value for all three of the constituents that make the web what it is, and what it will become.

Laird+Partners

Acquisition in 2011
Laird+Partners is a creative agency specializing in fashion, lifestyle and luxury branding communications.

Rewind Me Inc.

Seed Round in 2012
Rewind.Me is a New York City based startup working to change the way consumers and marketers benefit from personal data. People today generate and control a great deal of personal data – from the apps on our smartphones to the services we use online, the personal or sports tracking devices we use, as well as our credit card and electronic transactions and more. There's a lot of value in all of this data. We believe that people should have control over how their data is used and benefit directly from the value it contains. We're building apps and services to deliver this control and unlock this value.

Catch&Release, Inc.

Seed Round in 2017
Catch&Release is end-to-end content licensing platform that enables brands and advertisers to license content from anywhere on the internet. Streamline the clearance and licensing process within the Content Exchange, a licensing platform where users can organize shots from anywhere on the internet, receive Clearance Ratings to understand what content is licensable, and initiate clearances and licensing at the click of a button. Catch&Release negotiates copyright and model clearances on your behalf, provides indemnification, and keeps track of all documentation, transactions, and license data, so licensing content from the internet is painless, easy, and risk-free.

Allison+Partners

Acquisition in 2010
Allison+Partners is a fast-growing global communications firm, where daring creativity leads the way. Their ability to harness creativity to move communications from awareness generator to performance driver is unmatched. Reimagining what communications can make possible is a given for their team. They collaborate to create, because the best ideas come from thinking big together. The result is fresh solutions that respond to market challenges by innovating beyond the pace of industry and business, to the pace of culture.

This

Seed Round in 2015
This. Media Company operates an online platform that allows users to find and share the most popular Web links by limiting each to sharing just one link a day. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in New York, New York.

CrowdTwist

Venture Round in 2016
CrowdTwist is an industry-leading provider of comprehensive multichannel loyalty and analytics solutions that drive engagement and incremental spend, leading to better customer data, stronger insight, and more personalized experiences. We are revolutionizing loyalty, helping top brands including Pepsi, Nestlé Purina, L'Oreal, and Zumiez develop a deeper understanding of customers. For more information visit: www.crowdtwist.com.

AdsNative

Seed Round in 2014
Polymorph powers the monetization infrastructure for modern enterprises. Polymorph is a white-label SaaS monetization platform for publishers to maximize revenue, reduce costs and deliver better ad experiences.The Polymorph platform offers end-to-end ad serving stack, yield optimization tools, APIs, access to demand on server-side and self-serve workflows. Modern enterprises who want to monetize with advertising choose our customizable and developer friendly platform as it aligns with their needs/strategies. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.

PlaceIQ

Series B in 2013
For brands seeking to understand consumer behavior, PlaceIQ connects physical and digital activities across time, space, and mobile devices to uncover opportunities to learn and connect with audiences. PlaceIQ is a powerful, location-based audience and insights platform that organizes a wide variety of consumer activity data around a precise location-base map at a massive scale. PlaceIQ uses its detailed understanding of location and consumer activity to reach a targeted audience, and also to derive powerful insights about consumer behavior to inform market and business strategies for national brands. The company is headquartered in New York City and also has offices in Palo Alto, Chicago, and Detroit.

EntryPoint

Seed Round in 2017
Entrypoint promises an unparalleled immersive web experience with unique applications for everyone from publishers to advertisers to retailers. Creators use our intuitive software to add custom, interactive experiences layered on top of their pre-recorded live-action footage, animations, and 360 livestreams. This enables imaginative storytelling, advertising, and e-commerce possibilities. Once finished, the experience lives on a simple URL, enabling it to be viewed on smartphones and desktop and shareable through social networks. While consumers engage with the content, extensive consumer engagement data is collected to help content-producers make their stories even more compelling.

SellerCrowd, Inc.

Series A in 2013
SellerCrowd offers an online platform that enables sales teams to obtain daily insights and advisory services. It also enables hiring managers to find candidates for their media and advertising technology sales roles. SellerCrowd offers sales teams with advisory services for a payment. The payment depends on the size of the team. SellerCrowd was founded by Richard Tibbetts in 2011. It is based in New York.

Kingsdale Shareholder Services

Acquisition in 2014
Kingsdale Advisors offers strategic and defensive advisory, governance advisory, proxy analytics, strategic communications, and voting analytics. The company was formerly known as Kingsdale Shareholder Services Inc. and changed its name to Kingsdale Advisors in January 2017. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Toronto, Canada. Kingsdale Advisors is a former subsidiary of MDC Partners Inc.

Perksy

Seed Round in 2019
Perksy, Inc. develops an online consumer research platform for brands. The company offers a mobile-based application, Perksy, which allows users to create custom research questions, analyze the respondents, and receive analysis of research. It also offers reward points to the consumers for feedback. The company also offers Perksy Alpha, an enterprise-grade platform. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in New York, New York.

Kenna

Acquisition in 2010
Kenna Communications LP provides marketing solutions. The company specializes in customer experience management. Its services include insights, brand engagement, interaction management, customer engagement, performance measurement, lead management, experience design, and data management. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Mississauga, Canada. Kenna Communications LP operates as a subsidiary of MDC Partners Inc.

Netomi

Seed Round in 2016
Netomi develops an conversational artificial intelligence platform for commerce that enables brands and business on mobile messaging applications to make product recommendations, field questions about product availability, and provide assistance with purchases. Netomi was formerly known as msg.ai. The company is based in San Francisco, California.

Sologear

Venture Round in 2009
Sologear manufactures, develops, and markets FlameDisk, a heat solution for the consumer grilling industry.

Ditto Labs

Venture Round in 2015
Ditto Labs was first-to-market with a dashboard tool to help top brand marketers derive insights, prospect audiences, and measure campaigns from what appears in social media photos. Ditto’s patented machine learning and computer vision capability is integrate with a majority of enterprise social listening platforms. Now brands can holistically analyze campaign performance and consumer sentiment by incorporating text with visual signals of affinity. Ditto's "vision-as-a-service” products also help travel and hospitality sites improve click through rates by surfacing the most persuasive user-generated photos. Ditto's APIs also enable housing and car sites to better organize, screen and rate user photos to improve site performance. Independently verified, Ditto’s computer vision has higher accuracy and a broader catalog of relevant classifiers than competitors. Ditto is the only company enabling clients to train bespoke classifiers to recognize what is most important to their business needs.

Attention

Funding Round in 2009
Attention proves every day that social media is fundamentally altering purchase decisions. We create social experiences designed around where consumers are in a given purchase cycle. With unparalleled insights into how consumers browse, research and buy, we measure the conversations that count, such as “Do more people want to buy my product today versus yesterday?” By understanding the intent behind communications in social media, we can pay attention to the moments that matter most. With 100 professionals in 5 global offices managing more than 500 programs, our analytics, planning, creative, newsroom-content, digital development, and cross-media engagement teams surface purchase intent and drive sales lift throughout earned, owned, paid and partner media. Social is a behavior, not a channel. People have an inherent need to share and socialize. We create the most disruptive experiences in social because we tap into natural social behavior. Many brands create digital experiences by organizing around the brand. Attention organizes around the consumer. Our disruptive approach creates organically cross-channel experiences, uniting, search, social and email to drive the customer journey.

AdsNative

Seed Round in 2015
Polymorph powers the monetization infrastructure for modern enterprises. Polymorph is a white-label SaaS monetization platform for publishers to maximize revenue, reduce costs and deliver better ad experiences.The Polymorph platform offers end-to-end ad serving stack, yield optimization tools, APIs, access to demand on server-side and self-serve workflows. Modern enterprises who want to monetize with advertising choose our customizable and developer friendly platform as it aligns with their needs/strategies. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.

Hello Design

Acquisition in 2004
Hello. It is a greeting that starts a conversation. It is friendly and universally understood. It is about establishing relationships and always comes with a smile. Hello is communication, and simply what we do. Hello is a creative agency driven to craft worthy experiences. We believe everything will be digital—surrounding us like the air we breathe. Strategically insightful and creatively purposeful, we start with relevant and authentic ideas. We connect people to brands in meaningful ways using design and technology. We challenge our clients to change the status quo, re-think the way they do business, and impact culture. You’re defined by what you do next.

Adcade

Series A in 2013
Adcade provides mobile and tablet media solutions for advertisers, publishers, and developers to achieve their marketing or monetization goals. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in New York, New York.

Tidal Labs

Venture Round in 2015
Tidal builds technology to power influencer networks and "content communities" powered by prosumer creative individuals online.

Mezzobit

Seed Round in 2015
Mezzobit's audience optimization platform enables first-party publishers and marketers to regain control of their audience data, while improving the efficiency of web/mobile data collection and sharing. The Mezzobit platform addresses data leakage control, privacy management, spider/bot protection, and ultimately mobile data collection, built on the foundation of an advanced tag management system that is offered for free for websites of all sizes. An independent non-profit affiliate, DataNeutrality.org, sets the data management rules for Mezzobit and provides continuous compliance and reporting back to customers. This "closed loop" data and privacy management solution creates a level of transparency and accountability that should be required of any partner handling key enterprise data.

PlaceIQ

Series D in 2016
For brands seeking to understand consumer behavior, PlaceIQ connects physical and digital activities across time, space, and mobile devices to uncover opportunities to learn and connect with audiences. PlaceIQ is a powerful, location-based audience and insights platform that organizes a wide variety of consumer activity data around a precise location-base map at a massive scale. PlaceIQ uses its detailed understanding of location and consumer activity to reach a targeted audience, and also to derive powerful insights about consumer behavior to inform market and business strategies for national brands. The company is headquartered in New York City and also has offices in Palo Alto, Chicago, and Detroit.

Yieldbot

Series A in 2012
Yieldbot is a true technology company aiming to do nothing short of revolutionize the way media value is created for consumers, brands and publishers. They strive to consistently outperform expectations creating a better, more relevant web with their technology. In so doing, they believe they will enable the media industry to realize its true value for all three of the constituents that make the web what it is, and what it will become.

Are You a Human, LLC

Venture Round in 2014
Are You a Human is the curator of The Verified Human Whitelist™, which allows anyone using it to be certain they are addressing a verified human before they serve content, services or ads. Automated programs, called bots, account for 59% of overall internet traffic today – and, as the world becomes more digital, this will only increase. Bots clutter the Internet with fake social media profiles, hacked accounts and are responsible for nearly all fraud. Ultimately, they make it more difficult for real humans to get what they need from the Internet, and more difficult for companies to address humans with high quality content and services cost-effectively. This includes e-commerce, online banking, social media, and, of course, media and advertising. Instead of searching for bots, which evolve in a matter of days, they find and verify humans by analyzing natural user behavior across millions of websites. After they have consistently seen and verified a user as human, they’re added to the Whitelist™, and then re-verified over and over again each day. Bots can’t consistently look and act like real humans on every page, every day, so they’re never added to the list, and all that's left are real humans.