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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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
Yes and Company

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.

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Scott Arenstein
Managing Partner
Hello Design

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Tom Buontempo

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Keith Butters
Global Chief Technology Officer

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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 Production Officer

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

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

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MDC Ventures; social media
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Thank you @VelocitizePub @wpengine for hosting us! Great time talking about the #startup #tech trends that matter to the Modern CMO. Check it out here 👇👇
1 month ago
Congrats to the team @adaptly @nsethi on the Accenture acquisition! Thrilled to have been part of your journey! 💫💫💫
1 month ago
Check out @veritonic_inc podcast Sonic Truth featuring our very own @techgal3 Stella Voutsina on today’s episode! Great insight on audio intelligence and the implications for brands:
2 months ago
What drives eCommerce? Trust. ⁦ @mdcventures portfolio founder and Amazon wizard ⁦ @bobbyfigueroa⁩ of breaks it down- a must read for marketers looking to understand Amazon: 👇
2 months ago
Looking forward to speaking @GCVenturing Summit this afternoon! Will be sharing our community driven approach to #cvc to drive collaboration and inspiration across the company 💫
3 months ago
Thrilled to be working with the team at Gradient and co-investing with our friends @psl @flyingfishvc @blackjaysvc ! Soon marketers will be able to leverage advanced machine learning to elevate their sales performance on Amazon 👏👏