With over 12 years experience in innovating marketing technologies through several successful startups to date, Nihal Mehta, is a noted expert in the emerging adoption of mobile technologies for media properties and consumer brands. Named a top 10 NYC ‘game changer’ in the 2010 New York Enterprise Report, one of twenty RCR Wireless News ‘mobile movers and shakers’ in 2008, a BusinessWeek ‘M-Commerce Baron’ in 2006 and named one of AdAge’s ‘top 20 marketers in their 20s’ in 2005, Nihal is currently CEO and co-founder of LocalResponse, Inc. which helps marketers respond to “check-ins”. 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 Founding General Partner at the world’s first venture fund focused on mobile startups, ENIAC ventures; a Founding Partner of the India Internet Group which incubates and invests in Indian startups; and is an active angel investor including investments/advisories in Admob (sold to Google), Greystripe (sold to Valueclick), Movoxx (sold to Adenyo). Nihal graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Philosophy and a BSE in Computer Science.
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About LocalReponse, ENIAC, and India Internet Group:
LocalResponse is the world’s first cross-platform “check-in” based ad network, helping marketers reach individuals in the most contextual, local medium.
ENIAC Ventures is the first independent seed stage venture fund focused exclusively on the mobile software sector. ENIAC Ventures invests in high growth mobile startups identified through its extensive network of long established relationships in the sector. The firm takes a hands on approach and provides talented, driven entrepreneurs with on-the-ground management strategy and execution.
India Internet Group invests in India-focused early stage internet and mobile technology startups. With offices in Mumbai and New York, IIG seeks to also facilitate cross-pollination of ideas, technologies and startups between the U.S. and India. The firm takes a hands-on approach and provides talented, driven entrepreneurs with on-the-ground management strategy and execution.