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-
Join the team behind a reimagined approach to consumer finances
In Philly, less than a fifth of all VC dollars go to women-founded companies
Catch live pitches from the companies in Philly Startup Leaders’ accelerator
Why Deacom’s team prioritizes collaboration and continuous improvement
Orai lands $2.3M seed round led by Comcast Ventures
Live Philly wants to liven up your weekend
Food Connect is now saving 12,000 meals from hitting the trash can every month
Engineers have Vistar Media’s Philly office all to themselves
Sign-up for daily news updates from Technical.ly Philadelphia