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Brian Wong mines happiness (Startup Secret 55)

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You can try to force people to be happy. Or you can find out when they really are happy, and go from there. [Read more]...
Brian Wong mines happiness (Startup Secret 55)
PaeDae Launches White-Label Gaming Prize Network

Mobile juggernaut Kiip gets rewarded with an $11M Series B round led by Relay Ventures

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Co-founder and CEO of Kiip, Brian Wong, told me that a round of funding was fantastic news by his standards, but he and the company are laser-focused on revolutionizing mobile advertising for all parties involved. He meant it. Today, mobile rewards leader Kiip announced an $11 million Series B round...
Mobile juggernaut Kiip gets rewarded with an $11M Series B round led by Relay Ventures
Kiip announces enticements to get more game developers into its mobile rewards network

Kiip Raises $11 Million To Erase Advertisers' Frowns

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When we met with Brian Wong, the CEO of mobile-advertising startup Kiip, to hear about the $11 million funding round he planned to announce Wednesday morning, we found him dealing with a pressing issue that had his team in a vigorous debate. The question at hand: How best to mock...
Kiip Raises $11 Million To Erase Advertisers' Frowns

Everything You Missed at Sxsw Today (Friday)

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Oh hey, here is a handy digest to everything, or at least many things, that happened in Austin today. Cool Stuff -GE and Skillshare are letting people play with power tools. -A lot of the trends covered here, including an influx of marketers, an emphasis on design and delightfulness, and an obsession...
Everything You Missed at Sxsw Today (Friday)

Mobile Rewards Startup Kiip Launches Its Second $100K 'Build Fund' With Sponsorship From Pepsi

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A year ago, Kiip ran a “Build Fund” contest for independent developers, offering $100,000 in prizes. Founder and CEO Brian Wong told me recently that the fund was supposed to be a one-off promotion, but this year, enough developers asked if he was going to do it again that, indeed,...
Mobile Rewards Startup Kiip Launches Its Second $100K 'Build Fund' With Sponsorship From Pepsi

Kiip, The Mobile Ad Rewards Network, Has Raised Another $8-10M To Conquer Games And Beyond

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We’ve been kiiping an eye on Kiip – a platform that replaces straight display ads with reward incentives in mobile apps to create a better level of engagement with its users — and it looks like we might not be the only ones. The company, which now serves its rewards-based ads into...
Kiip, The Mobile Ad Rewards Network, Has Raised Another $8-10M To Conquer Games And Beyond

Kiip makes its debut in London with the launch of YO! Sushi rewards

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Kiip, the mobile rewards system is continuing to push business forward as it takes its first steps into Europe with the launch of its YO! Sushi rewards game for London. In case you haven’t heard about the company that is growing at a phenomenal rate and puts its success down...
Kiip makes its debut in London with the launch of YO! Sushi rewards

Kiip mobile rewards platform arrives in Japan with campaign for Ponta loyalty program

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Kiip, a reward service for mobile apps, has kicked off its first entry into Japan, partnering with local loyalty program Ponta for its first campaign. Ponta is a useful partner to have in Japan, as it already has a relationship with 20,000 retailers across the country. Kiip’s reward offers 5,000...
Kiip mobile rewards platform arrives in Japan with campaign for Ponta loyalty program

Watch this 20-year-old entrepreneur rip these business plans apart

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Brian Wong listens to a pitch at The Startup Conference Call it the entrepreneurial school of hard knocks. More than a half dozen entrepreneurs were given the opportunity today to pitch their ideas on stage in less than three minutes at The Startup Conference in downtown Seattle. Sounds easy, huh?...
Watch this 20-year-old entrepreneur rip these business plans apart
Kiip Inks Its First Intl Deal For Its Reward Network, UK's Yo! Sushi

This 21-Year-Old May Have Cracked The Future Of Mobile Advertising

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Kiip CEO Brian Wong is 21. He looks about 14. His brain, however, operates like a 28-year-old with an MBA. Kiip is his mobile game and app ad network, which has 30 employees and clients such as Pepsi, Best Buy, Carls Jr, Popchips and Disney. Kiip's business model—which rewards mobile...
This 21-Year-Old May Have Cracked The Future Of Mobile Advertising
Mobile ad startup Kiip hires Zynga’s advertising chief as COO

There Is Now A Startup Demo Day For Prison Inmates

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San Quentin, a prison located 25 miles north of San Francisco, just held its first startup demo day for inmates who are learning about tech for the first time. One of the participants, Eric Phillips, has been in prison for 18 years; he was incarcerated for second degree murder. He's...
There Is Now A Startup Demo Day For Prison Inmates

Meet The 18 Most Important People In Mobile Advertising

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Who are the most important people in mobile advertising? Sure, there are executives from the usual suspects on our list (Apple, Google, Zynga, etc.) but you'll be surprised at some of names that made our ranking. Some of the most powerful players in the game are at companies that most...
Meet The 18 Most Important People In Mobile Advertising
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Mobile Rewards Startup Kiip Gets A Strategic Investment From Ad Giant Interpublic

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Kiip just announced that it has received funding from ad holding company Interpublic. Brian Wong, the startup’s co-founder and CEO, said the investment was actually included in the $11 million round that he announced last year, and it’s part of a partnership between the two companies. Kiip and IPG were...
Mobile Rewards Startup Kiip Gets A Strategic Investment From Ad Giant Interpublic
Zynga Loses Ad Chief Manny Anekal To Mobile Monetization Startup Kiip

Physical rewards from companies like Kiip will change the way that apps are developed

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When you hear about winning “rewards” while using apps, you’re probably thinking about badges in Foursquare or points in a game. Companies like Kiip are not only changing the way we’re rewarded inside of games, they are changing the way that developers are thinking about creating apps entirely. The best...
Physical rewards from companies like Kiip will change the way that apps are developed

Kiip opens up rewards platform to all app developers, announces $100k developer fund

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Creating a sticky game that keeps players coming back for more is trick in and of itself. Once you’ve made the app and released it into the wild, finding a way to make money with it is even trickier. That’s where Kiip saw a need and came to the rescue...
Kiip opens up rewards platform to all app developers, announces $100k developer fund
Game rewards are leading to new business models for Raptr and Kiip

Quora Asks What Murder Feels Like; San Quentin Inmates Oblige

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Brian Wong and Quora Friends (Photo: twitter.com) Quora is the site where headsdown homebodies ask other sheltered types questions like, “What are some things I’d be shocked to learn about the outside world?” But now that Quora is over three years old, it seems as if they’re finally going into the real heavy...
Quora Asks What Murder Feels Like; San Quentin Inmates Oblige

Kiip, Interpublic enter strategic partnership

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Mobile rewards platform Kiip today announced it entered a strategic partnership with global advertising holding company Interpublic (NYSE: IPG). The partnership includes an investment by IPG during Kiip’s latest $11 million round of funding, which included additional investments from Relay Ventures, Hummber Winbald, True Ventures and Digital Garage. Kiip...
Kiip, Interpublic enter strategic partnership
New Kiip expands beyond mobile game rewards to other apps and platforms

Rewards startup Kiip quietly launched a game for Android last month, and it's already had 1m downloads

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Kiip, best known for powering money-saving offers inside third-party apps, quietly launched a game for Android last month and CEO Brian Wong told us at SXSW today that it has already been downloaded one million times. 7×7 is a puzzle game that challenges players to move colored squares around a...
Rewards startup Kiip quietly launched a game for Android last month, and it's already had 1m downloads

Rewards provider Kiip grabs $11M to go after consumers

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Kiip, a mobile reward network, has been doling out rewards to users who reach milestones and moments in mobile apps. But the San Francisco startup has largely been a B2B company, working with developers and brands. Now that it’s announcing it has raised $11 million, it’s looking to become more...
Rewards provider Kiip grabs $11M to go after consumers

Rewards Network Kiip Goes Self-Serve, Announces $100K Developer Fund

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Kiip is making a big effort to recruit independent game developers today — it’s launching the self-serve version of its advertising platform, and it has also created a $100,000 fund to help developers build and market their Kiip-integrated games. The startup has always pitched its rewards (such as free Pop...
Rewards Network Kiip Goes Self-Serve, Announces $100K Developer Fund

Kiip Extends Developer Fund Deadline, Sweetens Pot With Services And Advisors

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For game developers who thought about applying for the $100,000 Build Fund from rewards network Kiip but didn’t get around to it yet — good news! The deadline has been extended from today until May 30. And for those of you who weren’t planning to apply, well, the company is...
Kiip Extends Developer Fund Deadline, Sweetens Pot With Services And Advisors
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