Portfolio

The Easiest Way to Advertise Across The Social Web.

www.adaptly.com

AdsNative is a SaaS platform to manage direct and programmatic native demand sources.

www.adsnative.com

Cross Pixel is a DMP that powers high performance audience data and insights for real time programmatic media buys.

www.crosspixel.net

Dextro is a computer vision company that analyzes the contents and context of videos.

www.dextro.co

Indicative is a powerful cloud-based analytics for analyzing, understanding, and optimizing the consumer journey.

www.indicative.com

Mezzobit acts as a firewall for audience data, putting digital enterprises in control of how 3rd parties use their visitor data.

www.mezzobit.com

AI for Conversational Commerce

www.msg.ai

Location intelligence services that enable advertisers to reach mobile brand audiences for marketing activities.

www.placeiq.com

Push notifications for the desktop and mobile web.

www.goroost.com

Sellercrowd is a members only, subscription marketplace to share intel on media buyers and sellers.

www.sellercrowd.com

Socialflow provides technology solutions by optimizing a brand's ability to use social platforms to increase user engagement.

www.socialflow.com

Awe.sm was acquired by Unified Social, it enables powerful insights, content, and advertising tools built on the industry’s most advanced data platform.

www.unifiedsocial.com

Yieldbot targets your ads to the real-time intent of consumers on premium publishers.

www.yieldbot.com

Wedgies powers native social polling to easily survey your fans and followers.

www.wedgies.com

Investment Team

Josh Engroff

jengroff@kbsp.vc  |  @jengroff

Josh is the Managing Partner of kbs+ Ventures and the Chief Digital Media Officer of the Media Kitchen. Over the past 16 years, Josh had led the creation of many advertising technology products for his own startups (ad servers, DSPs, DMPs) as well as digital consumer products used by half a billion people worldwide, for brands such as Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, Adweek, Discovery Networks, Ralph Lauren and Sony. Previously, Josh served as the GM of Mobile for Dstillery after its acquisition of his company, EveryScreen Media. He also served as SVP of Digital for Prometheus Global Media, which includes the Billboard, Adweek and Hollywood Reporter brands. Josh is an angel investor in many NYC companies and holds a Master’s Degree from Princeton University.

Jessica Peltz-Zatulove

jpeltz@kbsp.vc  |  @jessicapeltz

Jessica Peltz-Zatulove is a Partner at KBS Ventures. Prior to joining KBS, she specialized connecting marketers with emerging technology and has a passion for helping startups secure their first customers. She previously spent 10+ years working with Fortune 500 brands including Verizon Wireless, Kraft Foods, and H&M. As a VP at Zenith Media, she was recognized an industry pioneer in the mobile space; her cutting edge collaborations were often featured in Mashable, Adage, Mobile Marketer, and Mediapost. Jessica has a global footprint with strategic relationships at over 300+ startup organizations across 20+ countries. In addition to being featured on CNBC, Fox Business, and popular podcasts - she's been named one of "NYC's 100 Most Influential People in Tech”, “35 People in NYC Tech to Watch in 2016”, and a Rising Star by Global Corporate Venture.

Michael Nicholas

Michael.Nicholas@media-asm.com  |  @nicholi57

Michael is a Partner at KBS Ventures and the Entrepreneur in Residence at MDC Partners. He has a passionate understanding of brands and technology. He has worked in advertising, media and technology throughout his career and has decided in today's converged world, it’s impossible to tell where one begins and the other ends. Michael has led large agencies, smaller start-ups and strategy groups for the past 15+ years. He's a mentor at Techstars and has garnered truly global experience partnering with many of the worlds best brands, including Coca-Cola, adidas, Nokia, AOL, Motorola, Reebok, Microsoft, Philips, Samsung and TiVo.

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