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Mobile Advertising Investors – Top 51 Venture Capitalists in Mobile Advertising

This list aims to provide a list of those recently active investors in the Mobile Advertising space.

Purpose of this list: Finding and meeting VC’s and investors is no easy task for any founder no matter how well connected they might be. This list is aimed to provide a starting point highlighting some of the most recently active investors.

Great list… now what: If you’re a founder looking to pitch your startup you first need to create a short list of investors you want to pitch to. This list could provide part of that. Pick a few companies in this list, see their past investments, which countries they invest in and craft a personal email or Linkedin message to them if you think they would be interested.

I sent a load of emails, but didn’t get any responses: Welcome to the startup world… But in all seriousness some VC’s will get back to you with feedback if you’re lucky, but most are simply too busy to deal with all the messages they get.

Do not get discouraged, send a follow up email asking for feedback and work on your pitching. Rejection is not a reflection on your company, just how you pitched it. There is countless stories of people getting rejected 100 times before finally getting funding. See the Qwil story.

Data sourced from Crunchbase.

Venrock

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Venrock is a venture capital firm investing in technology and healthcare companies.

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Location: Palo Alto, California, United States

Number of Employees: 51-100

Brand Capital

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Over ten years, Brand Capital has partnered in the building of over 850+ indigenous brands.

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Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Number of Employees: 101-250

Matrix Partners

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Matrix Partners is a venture capital firm focused on seed- and early-stage investments.

Founders: Paul J. Ferri

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

Tencent Holdings

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Tencent is an internet service portal offering value-added internet, mobile, telecom, and online advertising services.

Founders: Charles Chen, Chenye Xu, Jason Zeng, Pony Ma, Zhidong Zhang

Location: Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Number of Employees: 10001

Founder Collective

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Founder Collective is a seed-stage venture capital fund that helps entrepreneurs build their businesses.

Founders: Andy Palmer, Bill Trenchard, Caterina Fake, Chris Dixon, David Frankel, Eric Paley, Jack Groetzinger, James Tamplin, Micah Rosenbloom, Nadia Boujarwah, Noah Glass, Noah Jessop, Parul Singh, Raj De Datta, Zach Klein

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

Madrona Venture Group

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Madrona Venture Group is a venture capital firm that invests in early-stage technology companies.

Founders: Paul Goodrich, Tom Alberg

Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

Mohr Davidow Ventures

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The Mohr Davidow team partners with exceptional entrepreneurs and startup teams to build category-leading companies.

Founders: Bill Davidow, Lawrence G. Mohr Jr.

Location: San Mateo, California, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

SoftBank

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SoftBank provides fixed-line, mobile telephony, internet, telecommunications, and digital television products.

Founders: Masayoshi Son, Oketani Taku

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Number of Employees: 10001

Relay Ventures

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Relay Ventures specializes in startup, seed, early stage, mid venture, late venture, and growth capital investments.

Founders: John Albright, Kevin Talbot

Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Number of Employees: 11-50

Boomtown Accelerators

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Boomtown’s bespoke accelerator programs help startups turn ideas into profitable, scalable businesses.

Founders: Jose Vieitez, Toby Krout

Location: Boulder, Colorado, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

CVP Management

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CVP Management is a venture capital firm that specializes in seed, startup, early Series A, and early stage investments.

Founders: James Geshwiler

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

IBB Ventures

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IBB Ventures invests in technology-oriented companies and companies from the creative industries.

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Location: Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Number of Employees: 11-50

Google

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Google is a multinational corporation that specializes in Internet-related services and products.

Founders: Dennis Brown, Larry Page, Lisa Oglesby Rocha, Sergey Brin, Subur Khan, weed shop, Wesley Chan

Location: Mountain View, California, United States

Number of Employees: 10001

Clark Landry

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Clark Landry is a Los Angeles-based technology entrepreneur and investor, Co-founder and COO at CESPPA. Formerly, Clark is co-founder and C…

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Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Rakuten

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Rakuten is a tech company that offers electronic commerce solutions in Japan and internationally.

Founders: Hiroshi Mikitani

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Number of Employees: 10001

Lee Linden

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Lee is an entrepreneur and early stage investor. Previously, he lead Facebook’s emerging initiatives in commerce, including Gifts and the…

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Location: San Francisco, California, United States

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Accelerator Ventures

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Accelerator Ventures is a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that invests in early stage technology companies.

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Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

Qihoo 360 Technology

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Qihoo 360 Technology offers internet and mobile security products, online advertising and internet value-added services in China.

Founders: Hongyi Zhou, Xiangdong Qi

Location: Beijing, Beijing, China

Number of Employees: 5001-10000

Stout Street Capital

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Stout Street Capital is Denver Based VC focused on investing in early stage Tech companies that improve efficiency in core growth sectors

Founders: Clay Gordon, John Francis

Location: Denver, Colorado, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

Stage 1 Ventures

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Stage 1 Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm that is seeking to build partnerships with great entrepreneurs that are flexible

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Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

Naver Corporation

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Naver Corporation runs South Korea’s #1 search engine and offers a large variety of online services for Asian users.

Founders: Lee Hae-Jin

Location: Seongnam, Kyonggi-do, South Korea

Number of Employees: 5001-10000

Salesforce

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Salesforce is a global cloud computing company that develops CRM solutions and provides business software on a subscription basis.

Founders: Halsey Minor, Marc Benioff, Parker Harris

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Number of Employees: 10001

CyberAgent

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CyberAgent operates “Ameba,” which is one of leading Internet media in Japan.

Founders: Kota Ninomiya

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Number of Employees: 1001-5000

Adways Inc.

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Adways is a Tokyo-based global mobile app marketing company. Main business includes ad agency, ad network and 3rd party tracking tool.

Founders: Haruhisa Okamura

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Number of Employees: 501-1000

MathCapital

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MathCapital is an early-stage venture capital firm investing in marketing and advertising technology startups.

Founders: Dan Bisgeier, Eric Franchi, Joe Zawadzki, Peter Piazza

Location: New York, New York, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

North Atlantic Capital

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North Atlantic Capital is a venture capital firm that provides growth capital to innovative technology companies across the United States.

Founders: David Coit

Location: Portland, Maine, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

Endeit Capital

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Endeit Capital is a growth capital firm fueling internationalization and innovation.

Founders: Hubert Deitmers

Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, The Netherlands

Number of Employees: 11-50

DvH Ventures

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DvH Ventures is a early-stage investors in Germany.

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Location: Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

Number of Employees: 44105

Savannah Fund

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Savannah Fund is a seed capital fund specializing in US$25,000-US$500,000 investments in early stage high growth technologies.

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Location: Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya

Number of Employees: 44105

EchoVC Partners

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EchoVC Partners is a seed and early stage venture capital firm focused on financing and cross-pollinating leading technologies, teams,

Founders: Eghosa Omoigui

Location: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Number of Employees: 44105

Line Corporation

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LINE develops calling and messaging applications for mobile phones in Japan and internationally.

Founders: Ikebe Tomohiro

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Number of Employees: 1001-5000

Marissa Mayer

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Marissa Mayer is currently the cofounder of Lumi Labs, a technology studio focused on the intersection of consumer media and artificial inte…

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Location: San Francisco, California, United States

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GVA Capital

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GVA Capital is an early-stage, Silicon Valley based VC firm with $120m under management

Founders: Magomed Musaev, Pavel Cherkashin

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

Project 11 Ventures

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Project 11 invests in early stage technology and software companies and works side by side with founders to help them build their business.

Founders: Bob Mason, Katie Rae, Reed Sturtevant

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

Kim Perell

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Kim Perell is an award-winning entrepreneur, bestselling author, CEO, and angel investor, who has made headlines for her transformative stor…

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Location: San Diego, California, United States

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NetEase

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NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) is a leading internet technology company dedicated to providing premium online services.

Founders: William Ding

Location: Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China

Number of Employees: 10001

SINA Corporation

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SINA Corporation is an online media company and MVAS provider in the people’s republic of china and for the global Chinese communities.

Founders: Ben Tsiang, Hurst Lin, Yan Wang, Zhidong Wang

Location: Beijing, Beijing, China

Number of Employees: 1001-5000

Pearson

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Pearson operates as a media and education company that offers a wide range of services to its customers.

Founders: Samuel Pearson

Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Number of Employees: 10001

Change Ventures

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We are a seed stage venture capital fund based in the Baltic states, backing ambitious Baltic founders anywhere in the world.

Founders: Rait Ojasaar

Location: Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia

Number of Employees: 44105

Naya Ventures

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Naya Ventures is a venture company investing in U.S. and India-based companies in the mobile, cloud and big data markets.

Founders: Dayakar Puskoor, Prabhakar Reddy

Location: Irving, Texas, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

iTech Capital

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Global PE and VC investment manager specialising in the high growth stages of industry-changing, internet-based businesses

Founders: Gleb Davidyuk

Location: Riga, Riga, Latvia

Number of Employees: 11-50

Radical Investments LP

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Investment company of Mark Cuban

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Location: Dallas, Texas, United States

Number of Employees: 11-50

Saban Ventures

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Saban Ventures is the venture capital firm.

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Location: Los Angeles, California, United States

Number of Employees: 44105

Naveen Tewari

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Naveen is the founder of InMobi. His philosophy of constant innovation and disruption is embedded deep into the DNA of InMobians and is reso…

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Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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iHeartMedia

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iHeartMedia is a mass media company that provides a range of multiplatform advertising and marketing opportunities.

Founders: Rad Weaver

Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States

Number of Employees: 10001

One97

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One97 delivers mobile content and commerce services to its customers.

Founders: Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Location: Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Number of Employees: 1001-5000

Tim Ringel

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Tim is Global CEO of Spring Studios – A advertising agency network with it’s HQ in New York. He has had a number of businesses in Europe sin…

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Location: New York, New York, United States

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UNITED, Inc.

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UNITED, Inc. is a developer of apps for smartphones.

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Location: Shibuya, Kanagawa, Japan

Number of Employees: 44105

Aakrit Vaish

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Aakrit Vaish is Co-Founder & CEO of Haptik, one of the world’s leading mobile personal assistant platforms. Aakrit started the company from …

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Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Admitad Invest

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Admitad Invest is a corporate investment fund of Admitad.

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Location: Moscow, Moscow City, Russian Federation

Number of Employees: 44105

Blackberry

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BlackBerry provides wireless devices and solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market.

Founders: Douglas Fregin, Mike Lazaridis

Location: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Number of Employees: 10001

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