Passionate, Curious, & Driven.

Porter Bayne

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

Ryan Holly

head of growth
Ryan was most recently in lead and senior sales positions at Mammoth Growth, Honey.is, and Chartbeat. His past includes being an EIR at Defy Ventures, and both establishing and executing sales processes for teams in multiple industries, especially digital.

Jared Burns

head of Engineering
Jared has 15 years of software development experience, from enterprise-grade engineering & management at IBM, to several seed stage startups as a first employee.

Investors

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 iNovia.vc, Robbie Allen of Automated Insights, Brian Handly of Reveal Mobile, and several more.

key partners


Advisors

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, washingtonpost.com 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 Racialicious.com - the intersection of race and pop culture. She is currently the Deputy Editor, Digital Innovation for ESPN's The Undefeated.
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