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MDC Ventures; Jessica Peltz

Jessica Peltz-Zatulove

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Jessica Peltz-Zatulove is a Partner at MDC Ventures. Prior to joining MDC, she specialized connecting marketers with emerging technology and has a passion for helping startups secure their first customers. She previously spent 10+ years working with Fortune 500 brands including Verizon Wireless, Kraft Foods, and H&M. As a VP at Zenith Media, she was recognized an industry pioneer in the mobile space; her cutting edge collaborations were often featured in Mashable, Adage, Mobile Marketer, and Mediapost. Jessica has a global footprint with strategic relationships at over 300+ startup organizations across 20+ countries. In addition to being featured on CNBC, Fox Business, and popular podcasts – she’s been named one of “NYC’s 100 Most Influential People in Tech”, “35 People in NYC Tech to Watch in 2016”, and a Rising Star by Global Corporate Venture.

MDC Ventures; Michael Nicholas

Michael Nicholas

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Michael is a Partner at MDC Ventures and the Entrepreneur in Residence at MDC Media Partners. He has worked in advertising, media and technology throughout his career and has decided in today’s converged world, it’s impossible to tell where one begins and the other ends. Michael has led large agencies, smaller start-ups and strategy groups for the past 15+ years. He’s a mentor at Techstars and has garnered truly global experience partnering with many of the worlds best brands, including Coca-Cola, adidas, Nokia, AOL, Motorola, Reebok, Microsoft, Philips, Samsung and TiVo.

Investment Committee

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Stuart Coleman
Managing Director
MDC Ventures

MDC Ventures; Michael Bassik

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Michael Bassik
Managing Director
MDC Partners

MDC Ventures; David Doft

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David Doft
Chief Financial Officer
MDC Partners

MDC Ventures; Advisory Board

As a corporate VC, we have access to the brightest and most creative minds in marketing to help guide our portfolio founders.  These leaders are accessible to our portfolio for mentorship, customer opportunities, and to share their invaluable domain expertise.

Scott Arenstein
Managing Partner
Hello Design

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Keith Butters
Global Chief Technology Officer

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MDC Ventures; Jason DeLand

Jason DeLand
Founding Partner

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MDC Ventures; John Doyle

John Doyle
ED of Brand Experience

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MDC Ventures; Tom Dunlap

Tom Dunlap
Chief Production Officer

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MDC Ventures; Mike Karam

Mike Karam
Head of Strategy
Laird + Partners

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Barry Lowenthal
The Media Kitchen

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MDC Ventures; Naveen Passey

Naveen Passey

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MDC Ventures; Cathy Planchard

Cathy Planchard

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MDC Ventures; Brad Simms

Brad Simms
President and CEO

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Corey Szopinski
Exec. Creative Technical Director

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MDC Ventures; Ashish Toshniwal

Ashish Toshniwal
Co-founder and CEO
Y Media Labs

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Dylan Viner
Deputy Head of Strategy

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MDC Ventures; Stella Voutsina

Stella Voutsina
MDC Media Partners

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