General Partner, Edison Partners
Ryan leads Edison’s Interactive Marketing and Digital Media practice group, Edison’s fastest growing investment area. He manages emerging and growth-stage investments within the advertising and marketing technology, interactive entertainment, mobile and data services sectors. He directs Edison’s New York City office, has served as a Director on 16 boards and completed new investments totaling over $200M invested capital. Ryan chairs Edison’s CEO Summit, is an active member in numerous venture and technology industry organizations and frequent speaker at entrepreneurial events and conferences.
CEO and Founder, Collective
Joe is a Partner at Revel Partners whose investment & operating experience is deeply rooted in digital advertising technologies. Joe’s areas of special interest include: digital media; software; consumer services; and social technologies. Joe is the Founder & CEO of Collective, a leading media and technology solutions provider for display advertising, delivering targeted audiences to advertising agencies, brand advertisers and publishers. An impressive background in high level management with K2 Digital, CLIQNOW! Sales Group, 24/7 Media, Eyeblaster, Klipmart, Falk eSolutions, and most recently Collective Media has helped build the industry and given Joe the vast knowledge and expertise to bring the best aspects and resources the industry has to offer. At Falk eSolutions, Joe was CEO of Falk North America, leading sales and operations for its top ad-serving platform, Falk AdSolution. While at Eyeblaster, he was Executive Vice President, responsible for global sales and marketing. Under his leadership, Eyeblaster became the #1 rich media technology provider as measured by Nielsen NetRatings AdRelevance, with over 400 agency and 500 publisher customers worldwide.
President, CEO and Director, Dun and Bradstreet
Mr. Robert P. Carrigan, also known as Bob, has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Dun & Bradstreet Corp. since October 7, 2013. Mr. Carrigan has more than 20 years of publishing, sales, and marketing experience. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of IDG Communications, Inc., a leading technology media, events and research company from April 2008 to September 2013, where he led the company’s media operations, including online, print and events in 90 countries. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer of IDG, he held senior leadership roles of increasing responsibility, including President of IDG Communications US from April 2005 to March 2008 and Chief Executive Officer, President and Publisher of Computerworld from May 2003 to April 2005. Previously, Mr. Carrigan spent four years at America Online, Inc., where he was Senior Vice President in the Interactive Marketing Group from April 1999 to March 2003. During the first part of his IDG career, he served for seven years at PC World Communications, Inc. in senior sales management positions including Interim Chief Executive Officer.
Jeffery F. Rayport
Faculty at Harvard Business School
Jeffrey Rayport consults, speaks, and writes on a variety of topics, including the impacts of digital technologies on media, marketing, and services; new strategies for customer engagement and customer experience; and achieving competitive advantage in service sector businesses. He is Founder and Managing Partner of MarketspaceNext LLC, a digital strategy and advisory firm. Rayport is a Fellow in Executive Education at Harvard Business School, where he taught for nearly a decade in Marketing and Service Management. Rayport is a co-founder and faculty member of several corporate universities, including at Omnicom Group (NYSE:OMC); Bertelsmann AG; and Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN). He also launched and grew a custom executive development business, which he established as an affiliate of Monitor Group, where he was a Senior Partner.
Partner, Revel Partners
John is a Partner at Revel Partners whose investment and operating experience is deeply ingrained in digital advertising infrastructure. John focuses on investing in and building companies in several sectors, including software, digital media and technology-enabled businesses. Prior to joining Revel Partners, John was CEO and Co-Founder of EyeWonder, one of the original pioneers in video and rich media advertising that launched in August of 1999. Under John’s leadership, EyeWonder grew to become the leading interactive digital advertising provider of many of the world’s top agencies, publishers and advertisers. His vision helped drive EyeWonder’s success and eventual sale to Limelight Networks (NASD: LLNW). Before launching EyeWonder, John worked extensively in the field of media and advertising, with a focus on coordinating media strategies and communications. His career includes key executive and leadership positions with Leap Online, an online marketing company that merged with EyeWonder in 1999, as well as Magellan TSA, Inc., Place Space Media and Captive Concepts, Inc.
Tom Iler brings over 13 years of experience as a business and technology executive with a proven track record in diverse environments including a maturing start-up, a large public corporation, a mid-market private corporation and a large local government. Previously, Iler held executive positions at companies including Vibrant Media, Aol, Ascend One, and Advertising.com.
CEO and Co-Founder, MediaBrix
Ari Brandt co-founded MediaBrix, the industry leading ad platform that delivers immersive brand messages during breakthrough moments in gaming, in 2011 and serves as the company’s CEO. He is a seasoned media executive and entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience building profitable digital businesses and advertising platforms.
Revel Partners is an early-expansion stage fund focused on financing disruptive innovation in the areas of digital media & internet technology. We are a close team of entrepreneurs & investors operating out of New York City. Our proven expertise in digital media innovation, venture capital investing, and our global network of relationships in the industry can empower strong management teams with good ideas to rapidly accelerate their growth. Revel portfolio companies maximize value by not only leveraging our financial investment but also our extensive networks of relationships within the digital ecosystem.
Capital alone will not ensure the future today. That’s why Edison is also a support system that embraces and empowers relentless execution and learning for growth stage technology companies. Initial investments, ranging from $4-$12 million, are focused on businesses with $5-$20 million in revenue and located in the eastern United States. Total investments range from $8–$20 million. Our sector focus arms us with insight into emerging technologies, market trends and business models. And our network of executives, strategic partners and specialized consultants greatly strengthens our ability to ensure more scalable, valuable, successful companies.