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Kamran Ansari

Kamran Ansari is a Senior Associate and part of the core investment team at Greycroft, based in the New York Office. His investment focus includes mobile applications & technologies, social media & video, and gaming. Kamran leads Greycroft’s investments in Braintree/Venmo, Fortumo, Epoxy, BalconyTV, Highlight, Floored, and Trustev and also works closely with our investments in Playdek, Parent Media, Longtail Video, and HashGo. Before Greycroft, Kamran was Head of Corporate & Business Development at MyYearbook/MeetMe, the largest social networking platform for teens and the leader in social discovery, with over 70 million users across mobile and desktop.  At MyYearbook, he focused on mobile apps and mobile advertising, currency and commerce solutions, and gaming.  Kamran worked on the sale of MyYearbook to QuePasa.com for $100 million in 2011; the business is now traded on NYSE AMEX as ‘MEET.’  
  1. In 2014, mobile advertising will grow up

    The adage over the past several years has been that analog dollars become digital dimes, which then become mobile pennies. In 2013, mobile ad spending reached an estimated $8 billion to $10 to billion in the U.S., which is nearly double the 2012 total, but still a mere fraction of the $100 billion total Internet ad market. As attention shifts away from the desktop, mobile advertising has lot of catching up to do.

    By Kamran Ansari , written on

    From the News desk