Headquartered in Virginia, business analytics company Neustar has purchased Aggregate Knowledge, a 7-year-old ad-tech firm based in Silicon Valley, for $119 million, as Mashable reported. Where’s the Philly thread?
Though no longer a day-to-day employee, Aggregate cofounder Paul Martino is from the region and lives in Doylestown now.
It was Martino whom Josh Kopelman, then just launching his seed fund First Round Capital, first emailed about the possibility of investing in Aggregate. First Round eventually did, but in that initial email, which Kopelman shared on his blog today, Kopelman sent what he called a “virtual check.”
“[First Round partner Howard Morgan] and I are very interested in participating in your current angel round, so much so that if we were meeting in person, I would slide a check across the table right now,” Kopelman said in an email to Martino from November 2005. “Since I can’t do that I thought I’d do the next best thing. Attached is our “virtual check,” just tell me where to send the original.”-30-
How software company Agora uses VR to bridge the gap between real-world and virtual socializing
A trio of college juniors have spent the last few years digitizing the school hall pass
Why the bar for women founders is so high when it comes to fundraising
Why medtech startup Stel Life pivoted to at-home connected devices amid the pandemic
Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Philadelphia