We are passionate about revolutionizing the creation and consumption of media. The goal of our portfolio companies and our efforts is:

MAKING THE ONLINE CONTENT EXPERIENCE RICHER & EASIER FOR CONSUMERS & MARKETERS.

Technology has fueled a revolution in media, enabling new ways to watch, read, and listen. It has created new ways for marketers to reach their audiences. And it has allowed unprecedented insights and understanding about customers. It has delivered greater choice and new forms of expression. But technology has also created complexity and confusion across the industry both for consumers, creators, and marketers. We partner with companies that use technology to simplify the media experience.

 
 

 

WE WORK WITH COMPANIES ON:

 
Strategy 

Strategy 

Structure

Structure

Leadership

Leadership

Corporate Development 

Corporate Development 

Execution

Execution

Investment

Investment

 
 
 

 
 
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MIKE KELLY

Mike's repeated success in media and tech turn arounds has yielded Billions in increased value for investors. He is a digital trailblazer and has spent 20 years successfully growing digital businesses, including advertising technology. Mike ran AOL’s media business as President, taking revenue from $600 million to over $2 billion, and transforming AOL from a dial-up online service into an advertising technology powerhouse. Subsequently, Mike was the CEO of the Weather Channel, where he repositioned the cable network into a digital data platform adding 1.2 billion to its market value. The digital assets recently sold to IBM for over $2 billion. Most recently, Kelly was an investor and chairman of the board of video ad platform, Unruly, which was acquired by News Corp for 180 million. Kelly is also a non-executive board director at Bankrate (NYSE RATE), which has entered into definitive agreement to be acquired by Red Ventures for $1.4 Billion. Additionally, Kelly served as lead investor and chairman for media planning software company, ColSpace and is a board director at Quantcast as well as an advisor at Celtra. KNV served as strategic advisor when ColSpace was acquired by Mediaocean, a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners.

  • Formerly the CEO of The Weather Channel, President of AOL Media Networks, and President Global Marketing at Time Warner

  • Advisor, Board member, investor in a wide range of media technology companies including Quantcast, Unruly, Colspace, and Bankrate

  • BA, University of Illinois
 
 

TOM NEWMAN

Tom is an operator and a dealmaker. He brings together strategy and execution across disciplines, to create new ways of doing business in the tech media space. He has over 15 years of experience launching and working with digital media companies.  Prior to his current position at KNV, Tom was the President of Interactive One, an urban millennial digital media company. There, he focused on digital media targeting women’s lifestyle, culture & entertainment, social justice, and music.
More about Tom:

  • Formerly the head of corporate strategy for AOL Media Networks,
    corporate strategy for Time Warner, investment banker at Goldman Sachs

  • Advisor and investor in a wide range of media technology companies

  • BA, Harvard, JD, Harvard Law School