inMarket Chairman and Co-founder Mark DiPaola is a successful entrepreneur who has been involved in several startups. He launched his first “real” company at age 15, which was ultimately purchased by a customer. In 2010 DiPaola and his brother, Todd, founded inMarket Media, a mobile marketing company based in Venice, Calif., to bring the accountability of digital marketing to the realm of retail. inMarket partners with retailers and publishers including Conde Nast and Gannett to enable them to deliver useful information to consumers at the right time.
DiPaola previously founded Vantage Media, a startup whose performance-based model simplified the often unruly world of online advertising. In February 2007, Mark led the largest Series A funding of any U.S. company in nearly two years, at a valuation of over $150 million. Today, Vantage Media manages online marketing for more than 2,000 schools and colleges, as well as industry leaders including Netflix and Health Net. Under Mark’s leadership, Vantage ranked #1 on the Deloitte & Touche list of fastest growing companies in Los Angeles, and #31 in the Inc. 500.
Prior to Vantage, he was a strategy consultant at Monitor Consulting. An Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, DiPaola received the 2009 Award for Excellence in Achievement by a Young Alumnus from UC Berkeley, and delivered the 2014 commencement address to its Haas School of Business. He is on the board of The Boys and Girls Club of Santa Monica and is an active supporter of Young Entrepreneurs at Haas. As a member of the Dean's Advisory Circle, DiPaola joins other recent graduates of all degree programs who work to bring together the Haas School's next generation of leaders.