We’re transforming mobile advertising into something more positive. With Kiip (pronounced ‘keep’) we trade the ‘reach-as-many-as-you-can’ strategy for an intimate reward experience that enables brands to engage with a real live human. Imagine completing a to-do list, sharing recipes with a friend, finishing a morning 5k or reaching trivia master status to find yourself rewarded with something real for your accomplishments. In short, that’s the experience Kiip creates.
By working with incredible mobile developers, millions of happy people have been rewarded with tokens of appreciation from trusted brands (Disney, Pepsi, Sony, for example). In 2013, Fast Company named Kiip one of the world's 50 Most Innovative Companies. We’ve raised north of $15 million from believers such as Relay Ventures, Interpublic Group, Hummer Winblad, True Ventures, Digital Garage, Verizon Ventures, Crosslink Capital and many others. With offices all over the world (NY, SF, LA, London, Bogota, etc.), we’re primed to reward the planet.
Brian Wong, Courtney Guertin and Amadeus Demarzi founded Kiip in 2010.
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.
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