Tapad CEO and Founder Are Traasdahl (@aretraasdahl) has more than 15 years’ experience in mobile and digital content. He is a frequent contributor on mobile advertising technology for outlets such as CNBC and Bloomberg News, and he has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Ad Age and other major news outlets. He was recently named one of Business Insider’s “Most Important People in Mobile Advertising: 2013.” Traasdahl also currently holds several board positions and heads Spring Capital, an investment holding company. Prior to Tapad, he founded Thumbplay, a mobile entertainment service that he grew to more than $100 MM in revenues in less than 3 years before he exited the company (the company, later acquired by Clear Channel, is now called iHeartRadio). He was previously a senior executive with Telenor Group, an international provider of telecom, data and media communications services.
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|Feb 1, 2016||Marketing Land - Telenor Acquires Tapad For $360 Million|
|Oct 28, 2015||PRNewswire All - mParticle and Tapad Announce Platform Integration|
|Jun 15, 2011||TechCrunch - Tapad Brings Ad Retargeting To Mobile, And $1.8 Million From Powerhouse Investors|
|May 7, 2011||Gigaom - paidContent Mobile, May 18, NYC: Register Now|
|Mar 17, 2008||TechCrunch - $18 Million Raised by Thumbplay|
|Oct 24, 2007||Gigaom - @ CTIA: Audio Interview: Thumbplay CEO Are Traasdahl On AOL Deal|