Jivox is the leading multi-screen interactive advertising technology company. The Jivox Interactive Ad Platform enables digital agencies and publishers to produce and deliver highly-engaging ads featuring video, rich media, dynamic content, customizable widgets and social sharing. Using Jivox, interactive ads can be easily authored and served in-stream, in-banner and on smartphones and tablet devices. Jivox technology eliminates the time consuming and expensive process of traditional code-based approaches and the challenges associated with delivering interactive ads across multiple screens and connected devices. Jivox also provides sophisticated campaign performance tracking, demographic analytics and purchase intent analytics via BrandGage — its proprietary real-time analytics platform. Several hundred media companies and agencies use Jivox, including College Humor, Federated Media, FUOR Digital, Havas, Interactive One, Martha Stewart, Martini Media, Mojiva, Sun Times Media, Universal McCann and Videology.
Diaz Nesamoney | Founder, President & CEO
Diaz Nesamoney founder of Jivox has had two prior successful ventures. Before founding Jivox, he founded Celequest, raised over $20M in venture capital, and served as its CEO until early 2007, when the company was acquired by Cognos Corporation. Celequest introduced the market's first BI appliance, a disruptive innovation that led to its acquisition by Cognos. He was previously co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer at Informatica (NASDAQ:INFA), which he took from a startup to a publicly traded company in 1999 with a market capitalization of over a billion dollars. Informatica pioneered data integration software as a category and is now the market leader with over $400M in revenue. Diaz is a board member of the American India Foundation, a leading international development organization charged with the mission of accelerating social and economic change in India. Diaz holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India.
Naren Nachiappan | Managing Director, Jivox India
Naren Nachiappan comes to Jivox from Wind River (NASDAQ:WIND), where as Vice President and General Manager, he was a part of the executive team responsible for reigniting growth and adding over $100 million to the top line in three years. Naren was directly responsible for taking the Device Management business from a concept to a multimillion-dollar revenue rate in under 9 quarters. At Wind River, Naren established the company's first product development team in Bangalore, India, with a zero percent attrition rate through his three-year tenure. Earlier in his career, as CEO of Proceler and as Senior VP at VenturCom (acquired by Citrix), he was responsible for pioneering several industry innovations such as "the first support for automated application acceleration using hybrid SoCs" which resulted in Proceler's nomination for the 2001 MPR Analysts choice award, and the first flight-essential certified UNIX for avionics applications on the Boeing 777. Naren graduated cum laude from Harvard University and holds an MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.
Parth Chandra | Chief Architect
Parth has over 14 years of experience in the software industry in the field of Data Integration and Business Intelligence. Parth has worked most recently at Insights On-Demand, where he was the Chief Architect. Before Insights, he worked at Informatica (NASDAQ:INFA) as a Sr. Software Architect where he was part of the founding team that was responsible for software design and development of their market leading Data Integration products. Prior to Informatica he held software engineering positions at Citicorp Software and Neuron Data where he designed and implemented large scale financial transaction systems and cross platform development environments. Parth holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and an MBA degree from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta.
Ranjit John | Vice President of Engineering
Ranjit is responsible for product engineering and operations at Jivox. Ranjit brings over 15 years of experience in product design and development and significant operational experience with deploying high volume internet applications. Prior to Jivox, Ranjit was the Director of Service Delivery at Kasenna where he was responsible for engineering and delploying IPTV solutions at major service providers all over the world. Before Kasenna, Ranjit was a principal member of technical staff at IBM in the team that created the IBM WebSphere Application Server. Ranjit holds a BS in Physics and Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, India and a PhD in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Leifur Thordarson | Vice President Platform Sales & Business Development
Leifur brings years of successful sales and business development experience to Jivox. Prior to joining Jivox, Leifur engaged in sales management consulting and invested in early stage companies. He also held executive sales management positions at Informatica (NASDAQ:INFA), the leading provider of data integration solutions. Leifur began at Informatica in 1996 and was one of the first contributing members of the sales management team that grew revenue to over $250 million in sales. He was also VP of North American sales at AlterEgo Networks and grew sales to over $3 million in one year which led to the firm successfully being sold to Macromedia. Prior to a long history with startup firms, Leifur fined tuned his sales experience at companies like Sybase and Amdahl Corporation. Leifur holds a B.A. in Advertising and Marketing from San Jose State University.
Daniel Green | VP Agency Sales
Daniel has over 15 years experience as a leader in the digital advertising space. Prior to joining Jivox, Daniel was Regional VP of Sales for Unicast, Vice President of Sales and Account Management for CyBuy a Natwest Company, Group Director at Pointroll a Gannett company, Vice President of Sales for Bigfoot Interactive, a digital marketing company which was later purchased by Experian, Director of Mobile Advertising for Avantgo, the first major mobile advertising company in the US and Executive Vice President and COO of World Research Group, a global digital research and event company. Daniel received an MBA from Penn State graduating with honors and a BSM from Tulane University.
Board of Directors
Diaz Nesamoney | Founder, President & CEO
Diaz Nesamoney founder of Jivox has had two prior successful ventures. Before founding Jivox, he founded Celequest, raised over $20M in venture capital, and served as its CEO until early 2007, when the company was acquired by Cognos Corporation. Celequest introduced the market's first BI appliance, a disruptive innovation that led to its acquisition by Cognos. He was previously co-founder, President and Chief Operating Officer at Informatica (NASDAQ:INFA), which he took from a startup to a publicly traded company in 1999 with a market capitalization of over a billion dollars. Informatica pioneered data integration software as a category and is now the market leader with over $400M in revenue. Diaz is a board member of the American India Foundation, a leading international development organization charged with the mission of accelerating social and economic change in India. Diaz holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in India
Bob Borchers | General Partner, Opus Capital
Bob is a mobile and consumer marketing veteran with more than 20 years operating experience, he comes to Opus Capital from Apple, Inc. where he served as Sr. Director of Worldwide Product Marketing for the iPhone. At Opus Borchers is focused on investments in mobile applications and services as well as adjacent opportunities in both hardware and software. As part of the original iPhone team, Bob was instrumental in the development, launch and global expansion of the revolutionary iPhone, iPhone OS, App Store. While at Apple he also led the Nike+iPod partnership, expanded the iPod accessory ecosystem, and forged relationships with every major auto company to provide iPod integration. Prior to Apple, Bob was Vice President of Marketing at FusionOne, a pioneer in creating and marketing mobility solutions. Bob also spent six years at Nokia where he co-founded and served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Vertu business unit. Before his career in the mobile industry, Bob worked for Nike, Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon, where he led efforts in product and service personalization. He began his career doing research and development in prosthetics. Bob holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and a Masters Degree from a joint program between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Harvard Medical School in Health Sciences and Technology. He has more than 30 patents granted or pending.
Ashish Gupta | General Partner, Helion Venture Partners
Ashish is a co-founder of Helion and serves on the boards of Anantara, Jigrahak Mobility, Kirusa, Komli, MuSigma, Naukri, and Virtual Synaptics. He has invested in over 35 companies in the US and in India. His investments include Daksh (IBM), Odesk, Obongo (AOL), Speedera (Akamai), Make My Trip, Merittrac, and Kaboodle (Hearst). Ashish co-founded and helped grow two successful companies; Tavant Technologies and Junglee (Amazon.com) that pioneered comparison shopping on the internet. Ashish has worked at Woodside Fund, Amazon.com, Oracle Corporation, and IBM Research. He has to his credit several patents, international publications, and a book by MIT press. He is a Kauffman fellow, the world's leading venture education program. He also holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford University and a bachelor's degree from IIT Kanpur, where he was awarded the President's Gold medal.
John Squires | Chief Executive Officer, Akademos
John Squires was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Akademos, Inc. in April 2011. Akademos offers a turnkey virtual bookstore and marketplace for small and midsized schools. Its advanced technology, comprehensive supply-chain solution, and commitment to responsive personal service make it a leader in providing affordable course materials and digital learning tools for schools. Squires was previously the founder of Next Issue Media, the digital publishing consortium joined by Conde Nast, Hearst, Meredith, News Corporation and Time Inc. Next Issue Media brought these companies together to develop publishing solutions for tablet reading devices. Prior to Next Issue Media, Squires served as executive vice president at Time Inc., where he was responsible for leading digital operations and overseeing Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Money and Golf magazines. John holds a BA degree from the University of Washington.
Mani Subramanian | Founder and CEO, Fortisure Ventures
Mani Subramanian founded Fortisure Ventures LLC in January 2011 to identify and mentor early stage founders to build successful and enduring companies. With more than 40 years of experience in the global information technology industry, Mani has significant leadership, operations, marketing and sales expertise globally. Mani's entrepreneurial journey began in 1993 in the SF Bay Area when he founded Caritor (previously IT Solutions). In early 2007, when Caritor had presence in four continents with revenue of $150M, Mani architected a buy-out of Keane, making the combined entity a $1B company with over 12000 employees. Mani was the Chairman of Keane until the company was acquired by NTT Data in 2010. Mani also helped co-found Influence Software, a business intelligence company, jointly with Marv Mouchawar in 1996, which was acquired by Informatica (NASDAQ:INFA) in 1999. Prior to being an entrepreneur, Mani served as the President of Wipro Systems from 1989 to 1992, where he led Wipro through a strategic shift to IT services. Before joining Wipro, Mani was part of the top management team at Tata Consultancy Services. Mani is a mechanical engineer from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.