Antenna is the interface between people and the web in a mobile-first world.

Our goal is to make it easier for people to be heard. And so we turn a simple tap into expressive, contextual feedback that is easily aggregated and summarized.

In other words, our grid of reactions -- whether about a product, an interesting point in an article, a funny video, a venue -- quickly summarizes diverse opinions. We think making it easy to say something gets more people communicating.  And more people communicating means we get closer to what the whole community thinks about something.

Who We Are

We are a team of curious, passionate people that are driven to improve how people engage with content they care about.

We believe that the shift to mobile has fundamentally changed how people consume and interact with content.

We believe true engagement is a two-way communication. People want to feel heard. Communities, publishers, and brands want and need to listen.

We believe in the importance of the open web, and connecting people through their shared interests to create stronger communities.


Porter Bayne
Founder, CEO

Porter is the cofounder of two prior digital media startups, OneWed and Ameritocracy. He was also the Director Of Engineering of NBCU-owned DailyCandy in New York City while bootstrapping Antenna.

Jared Burns,
VP of Engineering

Jared has 15 years of software development experience, beginning his career at Eclipse, which was bought by IBM. At IBM, Jared led large engineering teams and interfaced with enterprise clients for over 10 years. Prior to joining Antenna, Jared was employee #1 at a PIE-incubated startup.

Brian Finney
Sr. Systems Architect

Brian started working the Seattle startup scene when he moved to the Northwest in 2006. Since then he's designed and built the architecture of various services across media sharing, analytics, mobile sync, and education.


Idea Fund Partners

Seed-stage venture fund in Durham, NC.

Rogue Venture Partners

Seed-stage venture fund in Portland, Or.

Horan MediaTech Advisors

Boutique firm with deep media expertise and network. Portland, OR.

Working Lab Capital

Investors & operators in Washington, DC. Deep digital retail experience from inside, and outside, Amazon.

The Startup Factory

The Southeast's premier seed investment program. Durham, NC.

NAB Pilot

Innovation and seed investment arm of the National Association of Broadcasters.

Incredible angel investors

Geoff Judge of, Robbie Allen of Automated Insights, Brian Handly of Reveal Mobile, and several more.


James Avery

James is the founder and CEO of Adzerk, a next generation provider of publisher ad serving. Clients include Reddit, StackExchange, NewsMax, and many more.

Alexis Ohanian

Co-founder, Reddit. General Partner, Initialized Capital. Bestselling author, Without Their Permission.

Jim Brady

Jim is the CEO of Spirited Media, which operates the mobile news platforms Billy Penn and The Incline. Jim is also the Public Editor for ESPN. Previously he has held a variety of executive roles in digital media including Executive Editor & Vice President, and Editor-in-Chief at Digital First Media.

Latoya Peterson

One of Forbes Magazine's 30 Under 30 rising stars in media for 2013, she is best known for the award winning blog - the intersection of race and pop culture. She is currently the Deputy Editor, Digital Innovation for ESPN's The Undefeated.