New York, New York and yeah, yeah, we know: if you can make it
here, you can make it anywhere. This was a very good year for
tech in NYC, and while a number of our home-grown founders
killed it, there are always those who seem to just go quietly
about their business, building their companies and their
brands, and who somehow fall under the radar.
Here are 15 founders who you’re going to be hearing a lot more
about come 2015.
YieldMo is saving the world from bad mobile ads, and hats off to Michael Yavonditte for that. YieldMo’s
Ad Format Lab has invented dozens of proprietary formats that drive better results and command
higher prices – without ruining the viewer experience. Think of it as Disney Imagineers meets ad format
creation. And since tools like AdSense aren’t exactly porting effectively to mobile advertising, well,
that explains why Google Ventures participated in Yieldmo’s $10M Series C round back in October. Along
with Time Warner Ventures, Union Square Ventures and Genacast.
“Yavo” was previously CEO of Quigo, which was acquired by AOL for $361M.
The company currently has several patents pending. Yup, keep an eye on this one!
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