Co-founder | Kiip
Kiip (pronounced “keep”) redefines how brands connect with consumers through a rewards platform that targets “achievement moments” in mobile games and apps. This innovative approach to mobile marketing creates meaningful engagements between users, developers and advertisers. Backed by Hummer Winblad, Relay Ventures, True Ventures, Digital Garage and others, the company has raised over $32 million in funding to date.
Kiip has been recognized by Forbes as one of the “4 Hot Online Ad Companies to Put on Your Watch List,” named on the Dow Jones “FasTech50” and listed on Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies.” Once the youngest person to ever receive venture capital funding, Brian received his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia at age 18, after skipping four K12 grades.
Brian has been recognized with many awards for his accomplishments and leadership, including:
- One of Canada’s “Top 20 Under 20”
- Business Insider’s “Top 25 Under 25 in Silicon Valley,” “30 Under 30 in
- Advertising” and “18 Most Important People in Mobile Advertising”
- Forbes’ “30 under 30” for three years
- Mashable’s “Top 5 Entrepreneurs to Watch”
- iMedia “25”
- AdAge “Creativity Top 50”
Before starting Kiip, Brian led key publisher and tech partnerships at the social news website Digg.com, where he accelerated the company’s mobile presence by launching the Digg Android mobile app.
Brian is to launch his first book, The Cheat Code, in September 2016. The Cheat Code is 71 bitesized and virtually effortless shortcuts to get a leg up on the competition, garner attention for creative thinkers and their ideas, and to accelerate success.