|University of Pennsylvania, BSE||1999|
|Computer Science & Engineering|
|University of Pennsylvania, BA||1999|
With over 14 years experience in innovating marketing technologies through founding five startups to date, Nihal Mehta, is a noted expert in the emerging adoption of mobile technologies for media properties and consumer brands.
Nihal is the founder & executive chairman of LocalResponse, Inc. which makes ads more relevant from social signals. LocalResponse was named to Forbes 2013 list as #67 of America’s Most Promising Companies. Prior to LocalResponse, (which pivoted from buzzd, a leading real-time city guide), Nihal founded ipsh!, one of the first full-service mobile marketing agencies in 2001, which he sold to Omnicom (NYSE: OMC) in 2005.
Nihal is also a general partner at the world’s first venture fund focused on mobile-first companies, ENIAC ventures; a general partner of the India Internet Group which incubates and invests in Indian startups; and is an active angel investor including Admob (sold to Google), Swiftkey, Tapad & Uber. Nihal graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Philosophy and a BSE in Computer Science.
Accolades include: 2013 / Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” Semi-Finalist
2012 Business Insider’s “top 100 Coolest People in NY Tech” VentureBeat’s “NYC tech influencer” Business Insider’s “25 People Every New Founder Should Meet in New York Tech” Business Insider’s “25 Up-And-Coming Startup CEO in New York” AlwaysOn’s “Power Player NYC.”
2010 / New York Enterprise Report’s “top 10 NYC Game Changer”
2008 / RCR Wireless News “top 20 Mobile Movers and Shakers”
2006 / BusinessWeek’s ‘M-Commerce Baron’
2005 / AdAge’s ‘Top 20 Marketers in Their 20s’
Nihal on Forbes after selling ipsh! to Omnicom (Oct 2005)Added: 1/15/13
CNBC’s “Power Lunch”Added: 1/15/13