Kiip lets premium brands provide rewards to casual mobile gamers for in-game achievements. Their platform is designed for in-game engagement via a universal game moment: the achievement moment. Catch the user while they are the most engaged, happy, and attentive. They're the first solution to help premium brands reach the exploding casual mobile gaming market using fleeting real estate in meaningful moments. They are venture backed by Hummer Winblad, True Ventures and a group of rockstar angels. Kiip is located in San Francisco.
Brian Wong is the co-founder and CEO of Kiip (pronounced “keep”), a category-creating mobile rewards network that is redefining mobile advertising through an innovative platform that leverages “moments of achievement” in games and apps to simultaneously benefit users, developers and advertisers. Backed by Hummer Winblad, Relay Ventures, True Ventures and others, the company has raised $15.4 million in funding to date. Kiip has been listed by Forbes as one of the 4 Hot Online Ad Companies to Put on Your Watch List, and been named to the Dow Jones FasTech50 List. Called the youngest person to ever receive venture capital funding by TechCrunch and the Wall Street Journal, Brian received his Bachelors of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia at age 18, after skipping four K-12 grades. He has been recognized with many awards for his accomplishments and leadership, including: the Top 20 Under 20 awards for all of Canada; Business Insider’s Top 25 Under 25 in Silicon Valley and 18 Most Important People in Mobile Advertising; Forbes’ 30 under 30; Mashable’s Top 5 Entrepreneurs to Watch; and the AdAge Creativity Top 50. Before starting Kiip, Brian led key publisher and tech partnerships at the social news website Digg.com, where he accelerated the company’s mobile presence by launching the Digg Android mobile app.
Amadeus Demarzi is an interaction designer and front end developer working in San Francisco, CA. He started his career at Eurekster, a social search startup. A year later he left to work at the design agency, Sequence. There he architected The Chipotle iPhone app and contributed to the Chevron Human Energies campaign. After this, Amadeus set out to start a company with co-founder Courtney Guertin. After this project lost some steam, he teamed up with co-founders Brian Wong and Courtney Guertin to start a new mobile game advertising company, Kiip.
Courtney Guertin is CTO and Co- Founder of Kiip. Prior to that, he was an engineer at Digg. Courtney is a Co-Founder at Eightbit and En Masse, LLC. He graduated from the University of Minnesota - Institute of Technology with a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Japanese. Courtney is passionate about mobile app development, building platforms, travel and fashion.Download the Founders Kit »
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