In Silicon Valley, failure has been democratized. You don’t need a lot of money to fail. Nor do you need any previous experience. Take, for example, Brian Wong and Roger Dickey – two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who, in spite of their youth, are already steeped in failure. Wong, who was the youngest person ever to receive venture capital funding and is now the CEO of the mobile… → Read More
In just about one of the weirdest press releases that has come across my radar, mobile gaming rewards network Kiip and the old-school Guinness World Records (seriously) are announcing that they are teaming up today to offer mobile gamers the chance to be official Guinness World Record holders. Yeah.
The partnership will most prominently result in a five-day long contest held from September 28th… → Read More
Kiip, the seven month-old mobile startup, is finally coming out of stealth today and revealing an entirely new model for mobile in-game advertising, one that offers users value instead of fighting for their attention.
Going beyond the banner and text ads used by industry leaders iAd and AdMob, the team behind Kiip has thought long and hard about the way people actually play games and has come… → Read More
Kiip, the in-game ads startup founded by teen entrepreneur Brian Wong, Amadeus Demarzi and Courtney Guertin has just announced a $4 million Series A round. The round was lead by Omniture investor Hummer Winblad and rounded out by Dave Morin, True Ventures and Crosslink Capital, who also invested in Pandora. Hummer’s Lars Leckie and True Venture’s Phil Black will be joining the Kiip board.
Along… → Read More
We’ve learned that former Digger and teen entrepreneur Brian Wong has just wrapped up a $300K angel round for his mobile gaming ad startup Kiip. You first read about Wong when our own Mike Arrington wrote about the 19 year old being the youngest founder to ever receive venture investment. → Read More
Wong founded Kiip.me (pronounced Wii-style as “keep”), a mobile advertising platform that is bridging the mobile and gaming worlds. I don’t know much more about it, but whatever he’s doing it was… → Read More