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University of Richmond, BA 1997

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Director of Direct Marketing

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Michael Walrath

Investor, Advisor and Founder of start up and expansion stage companies. Formerly Founder and CEO of Right Media Inc.

Walrath founded Right Media, Inc., (formerly Right Media, LLC) in 2003. He served as CEO until the company’s July 2007 sale to Yahoo. He was a Senior Vice President at Yahoo until November 2009. He co-founded early stage investment firm and incubator WGI Group with Jonah and Noah Goodhart in 2007.

Before Right Media he had a successful career at DoubleClick (and later MaxWorldwide) where he served as Director of direct marketing and Senior Vice President of strategy and development. In 2001, he was responsible for the creation of DoubleClick Direct, its direct marketing offering.

He is an chairman and co-founder of Moat Inc and Fantuition. He is and investor and chairman of Yext Inc. He is an investor and sits on the board of Inadco Inc. He served as a Director of Interactive Advertising Bureau Inc. He was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2007. He holds a B.A. in English from the University of Richmond.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
mParticle 10/2013Seed$3M6
Guest of a Guest 8/2013Debt$560k5
Yext 7/2011Series D$10M4
Moat 1/2010Seed$3M4
Yext 10/2009Series B$25M3
Optimal 1/2008Series A$600k4



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