That and other insights, like Kevin doesn’t plan on running for mayor.
This is an exception to that rule, extended outage.
Hard to believe, but today is the 5 year anniversary of the DoubleClick acquisition! In the news, it’s on the 11th, but internally, I show up as starting on the 12th. Lots of news stories to browse through here. So enjoy a moment of reflection on the whole timeline… public, Hellman, being acquired, announced, year waiting period, close, and so on… Happily, there are still some great Clickers walking the halls here.
And – Catchpoint, Mehdi’s company, announced they raised $3.2 million in series A funding – so a HUGE congrats to Mehdi and his team.
Founded in 2011 by former president of DoubleClick International, Ben Regensburger, RollUp Media has secured €1.5 million in Series A funding from venture capital firms Arts Alliance and PROfounders, and has recently launched What To Expect UK through its partnership with the U.S. publisher Everyday Health.
I hadn’t heard of these folks, but now I have..
Narciso Reyes is now leading Google’s Manila office – which just opened. Eduardo Francisco continues to run the rich media operation, Wideout, from there as well. I’m heading down that way in a few weeks, excited to see both of these guys and the growing businesses in the region.