innovators / leaders /
thinkers / builders /
doers / makers /
creators / explorers /
experimenters / transformers /
disruptors / pioneers /
entrepreneurs /
visionaries /
trailblazers / trendsetters /
renegades / masterminds

Our startups address the needs of the Modern CMO.

We are the corporate venture capital fund of MDC Partners, a global advertising agency network. Since 2011, we’ve been investing in seed-stage, B2B technology startups and entrepreneurs transforming the marketing landscape.

MDC Ventures is the corporate venture arm of MDC Partners, one of the fastest growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Our agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment for over 1,700 clients worldwide.

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Fortune 500 Brand Clients


Offices Worldwide

MDC Ventures; Investment Team
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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David Ross
EVP, Strategy and Corporate Development
MDC Partners

MDC Ventures; Michael Bassik

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Michael Bassik

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.

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Joe Corr
Creative Technology Director

MDC Ventures; Jason DeLand

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Jason DeLand
Founding Partner

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Paul Dolan

MDC Ventures; John Doyle

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John Doyle
ED of Brand Experience

MDC Ventures; Tom Dunlap

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Tom Dunlap
Chief Content Officer
Hecho Studios

MDC Ventures; Mike Karam

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Mike Karam
Head of Strategy
Laird + Partners

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Vince Laraia

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Justin Lewis

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Barry Lowenthal
The Media Kitchen

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Kathy McCuskey

MDC Ventures; Naveen Passey

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Naveen Passey

MDC Ventures; Cathy Planchard

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Cathy Planchard
Global President

MDC Ventures; Brad Simms

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Brad Simms
President and CEO

MDC Ventures; Ashish Toshniwal

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Ashish Toshniwal
Co-founder and CEO
Y Media Labs

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Stella Voutsina
MDC Media Partners

We’d love to hear from you:

Jessica Peltz-Zatulove
745 Fifth Avenue, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10151

MDC Ventures; social media
1 year ago
Congrats to our @mdcventures portfolio co @getperksy on being named on @CNBC top 100 #startup list! Proud to be supporting the future of market research 👏👏
1 year ago
Proud early investor in @bobbyfigueroa + team at - they’re changing the game for #marketers by debuting the #Amazon score, *finally giving #brands a comprehensive view & transparency into their health and category performance 👏👏…
2 years ago
Thrilled to share our very own @jessicapeltz was just named on the 2019 #CVC Powerlist! Proud to have @mdcventures recognized among the top corporate venture funds in the world, thank you @GCVenturing for including us. 🌟👏
2 years ago
Great night talking about the intersection of #marketing and #tech with our incredible partners, founders, clients and co-investors. Amazing night with thoughtful conversations and new connections 🌟 mdcventures photo
2 years ago
Thanks so much for having us!
2 years ago
In partnership w @fcubedvc - were proud to announce the launch of the #womeninVC directory & data insights today! The 🌎's largest directory for women in VC to find each other, connect, & collaborate. Now with 1k+ women in 29 countries & 74 cities 🚀💥💪