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Dave Morgan/simulmedia

Dave Morgan

Dave is the CEO and founder of Simulmedia. He previously founded and ran both TACODA, Inc., an online advertising company that pioneered behavioral online marketing and was acquired by AOL in 2007 for $275 million, and Real Media, Inc., one of the world’s first ad serving and online ad network companies and a predecessor to 24/7 Real Media (TFSM), which was later sold to WPP for $649 million. After the sale of TACODA, Dave served as Executive Vice President, Global Advertising Strategy, at AOL, a Time Warner Company (TWX). A lawyer by training, Dave served as General Counsel and Director of New Media Ventures at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association in the early 1990’s. Dave received a B.A. in Political Science from The Pennsylvania State University and a J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law. He serves on the boards of the International Radio and Television Society (IRTS) and the American Press Institute (API), and was a long-time member of the executive committee and board of directors of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). He and his wife, writer Lorea Canales, live in Manhattan with their two daughters.

Recent Milestones

Investments

Company Date Round Size Participants
Namely 10/2012Seed$750k9
Shelby.tv 7/2012Series A$2.2M5
CasaHop 6/2012Seed$1.2M9
Namely 1/2012Angel$1M14
Fab 8/2011Series A$7.7M19
Shelby.tv 7/2011Seed$1.5M7
Extension Entertainment 4/2011Seed$750k4
Tapad 3/2011Angel$1.8M22
Extension Entertainment 5/2010Seed$500k4
Pictela 1/2009Series A$1.25M2
Pinch Media 5/2008Seed6

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  1. Namely raises Lerer Ventures-led seed round to expand HR tools beyond ad agencies (pandodaily.com) [edit]
  2. Shelby.tv Raises $2.2 Million More To Rebuild Its Video Discovery Platform From The Ground Up (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Home Swapping Startup CasaHop Raises $1.2 Million From First Round, Lerer Ventures, Betaworks, And Others (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Industry Biggies Back New Ad Talent Platform (mediapost.com) [edit]
  5. Ashton Kutcher-Backed Fab.com Closes $7.7 Million (businessinsider.com) [edit]
  6. Shelby.tv Raises $1.5 Million To Give You Personalized Channels Of Online Video (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  7. Social Jukebox exfm Raises $750,000 For Its Music Discovery And Sharing Extension (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. Tapad Announces Investors in First Real-time Advertising Platform for Smart Devices (adexchanger.com) [edit]
  9. Extension Entertainment Inc. Launches ExtensionFM: A Chrome Extension That Turns The Entire Web Into Your Personal Music Library (blog.extension.fm) [edit]
  10. Rich Media Syndication's Pictela Raises $1.25M (thealarmclock.com) [edit]
  11. Pinch Media Releases Free Analytics for iPhone SDK (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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