Compass Labs was founded by industry veterans and scientists in 2009. Witnessing the explosive adoption rate of social networks and understanding the complexities behind delivering and optimizing ads within these dynamic environments, Compass Labs went to work on building an advertising platform for marketers to best manage social media advertising campaigns.
A pioneer in developing technology to extract insights and value from public social content, the Compass Labs IQ (CLIQ) platform was launched in the Fall of 2011. CLIQ, a dramatic step forward in knowledge-based marketing and advertising, enables marketers and advertisers to effectively harness the interactivity and power of social media and better engage, activate and acquire customers on social networks.
Dilip is CEO and co-founder. He previously led Google's mobile ads business and ran PayPal's risk and fraud management, financial services, and compliance. Dilip has co-founded and led two successful start-up companies – CashEdge and CommerceSoft – after stints at McKinsey and Goldman Sachs. Dilip has an MBA from the Harvard Business School, M.S. in electrical engineering from Rice University, and a B.Tech in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Wikipedia page.
Sumant is Vice President and General Manager of Platform Business. Before becoming one of the pioneering members of the Compass Labs team, he was the co-founder and CEO of Amp Idea. Chosen as a member of the exclusive TechStars program and a winner of the Direct Marketing News’ 40 Under 40 Awards, Sumant is recognized as a talented thought-leader in the marketing industry. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a degree in finance.
Michael is Vice President of Product and Data Science. He previously led Product Management at Sonim Technologies, Danger Inc., and Healtheon/WebMD. He co-founded Vinato GmbH and launched a profitable social network for image and video sharing. Michael previously worked at Salomon Brothers and Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers. Michael holds a Masters in Engineering and an MBA from Stanford, and a BA from Haverford College.
Ananth is the Vice President of Engineering and brings a wealth of experience in software engineering to the team, specifically in the areas of display and search advertising systems and sciences. Previously, Ananth was the Director, Next-Gen Display Ad Systems at Yahoo!, where he led the engineering team responsible for the design, development and roll-out of the Guaranteed Display Ad Systems. He received Yahoo!'s MVP award for his leadership. Ananth began his career at IBM Almaden Research Center, after which he was the Technical Architect at AdventNet. Ananth received his B Tech from Indian Institute of Technology and PhD in Engineering from Cornell University, where his dissertation won Small Business Innovation Research awards.
Kevin is Vice President National Sales Director. He previously served as VP Business Development for BzzAgent, Inc. and for Texterity, Inc., as well as SVP Sales & Marketing for Access Media and President of Student.com. Kevin worked as Associate Publisher for Variety, Inc., and at Time Warner, where he was Managing Director/Americas for Time Magazine. Kevin is a graduate of St. Michael's College and the Wharton Business School's management development program.
New Enterprise Associates (NEA) is a venture capital firm specializing in investments in venture growth equity at all points of developments, with a 60 percent focus on seed and start-up stage companies. The firm prefers to invest in the information technology sector with a focus on communications, software and services, and electronics industries and the healthcare sector with a focus on energy technology, biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, healthcare services, and healthcare information technology industries.
Presidio Ventures is a strategic corporate venture capital firm dedicated to identifying the most promising growth industries and partnering with those respective leading startups. Backed by Sumitomo Corporation of Japan, Presidio Ventures has invested in many startups and worked closely with our portfolio companies to expand their businesses to Japan and other Asian markets. Comprised of investment professionals across offices in Silicon Valley, Boston and New York, we have seen new investment and business development nationwide. With assistance from a team of dedicated professionals based in Sumitomo Corporation Tokyo, we have witnessed immense success in IT; cleantech; semiconductor, component & materials; and consumer internet/media domains in both local and foreign markets.
TriplePoint Capital is the leading global specialty finance company devoted to serving venture capital backed companies throughout their lifespan. With unparalleled levels of funding capacity, creativity, flexibility, and customer service, TriplePoint Capital is the only provider equipped to meet the needs of high-growth companies at every stage of their development. TriplePoint Ventures targets quality management teams with great ideas, cutting edge technology and science, and the potential for developing and sustaining differentiated value propositions and competitive advantages.
Dr. James H. Clark is a prolific entrepreneur and former computer scientist. He founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation, myCFO and Healtheon. His research work in computer graphics led to the development of systems for fast rendering of computer images. He is also an enthusiastic yachtsman and the owner of several high-tech sailboats that he has helped to design.
Mike joined NEA in 2007 as a Venture Partner focusing on NEA's expanding consumer investing activities. Mike co-founded TiVo in 1997 and served as CEO and Chairman until 2005. Prior to starting TiVo, Mike was Senior Vice President of the Silicon Desktop Group for Silicon Graphics (SGI). He had previously been President of Silicon Studio, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Silicon Graphics focused on enabling applications development for merging interactive digital media markets. Prior to SGI, Mike held R&D and engineering management positions at Hewlett-Packard and Convergent Technologies and earned a first-class B.S.E.E. from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Devavrat Shah is currently a Jamieson career development associate professor with the department of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT. He is a member of the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS) and Operations Research Center (ORC). His research focus is on complex networks analysis and large scale statistical inference, recently developing an algorithm to predict Twitter trending topics hours before Twitter’s own algorithm, providing a new technique for analyzing fluctuations in data over time.
Devavrat Shah received his Bachelor of Technology in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 1999 with the Presidents of India Gold Medal – awarded to the best graduating student across all engineering disciplines. He received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University in 2004. His doctoral thesis titled “Randomization and Heavy Traffic Theory: New Approaches for Switch Scheduling Algorithms” was completed under supervision of Balaji Prabhakar. His thesis was adjudged winner of George B. Dantzig best dissertation award from INFORMS in 2005. After spending a year between Stanford, Berkeley and MSRI, he started teaching at MIT in Fall 2005.
Devavrat Shah has been co-awarded best paper awards at the IEEE INFOCOM ’04, ACM SIGMETRICS/Performance ’06; and he has supervised best student paper awards at Neural Information Processing Systems ’08, ACM SIGMETRICS/Performance ’09 and Management Science and Operations Management Paper competition ’10.
He was awarded the first ACM SIGMETRICS Rising Star Award 2008 for his work on network scheduling algorithms. He received the 2010 Erlang Prize from INFORMS which is given to a young researcher for outstanding contributions to applied probability. He is currently an associate editor of Operations Research, Information Theory Transactions and Queueing Systems. His work has received coverage in popular press including New York Times, Forbes, TechReview, Gigaom and Reddit.
Stephen Gatfield is Co-Chairman of Naked Communications part of the publicly listed Photon Group, Australia's largest marketing communications holding company. Naked Communications is the worlds foremost communications strategy practice with offices in 14 countries. Stephen is an advisor to Interpublic Group, Tapad and Compass Labs and a director of Believe Entertainment. Until mid-2011 he was EVP for Interpublic Group responsible for strategy and corporate development. He led the acquisitions of Huge one of the fastest growing digital networks, Borghi Ehr now Brazils 4th largest advertising agency, Brand X healthcare and the buyout of two of India's top ten agency and media groups. During his time with IPG he was appointed CEO of Lowe&Partners Worldwide. Stephen led the turnaround of Lowe& Partners Worldwide and built a new organisation built on idea communities and reversed a multi-million dollar loss into a sustainable profitable group that was recognised in 2009 as Ad Age's Turnaround Agency of the Year. Stephen is an active angel investor in several successful start-ups in the media technologies sector and an investor and advisor to Metamorphic Ventures. He is a graduate of Bristol University and IMD.
Jim Warner is the principal of Third Floor Enterprises, an advisory firm specializing in digital marketing and media. Jim serves on the boards of Healthline Networks, Invision Inc., Merkle Inc. and engage121 and advises Accordant Media, ChaCha Answers, Compass Labs, Criteo, Innovation Interactive, Marchex, and Metamorphic Ventures. He also served as a director of MediaMind Technologies prior to its sale to DG in 2011.
During his career in the media business, Jim built and led organizations in digital media and marketing, network television, pay-TV and magazine publishing and developed deep expertise in general management, business development, strategy and planning, marketing and sales leadership, and international operations.
Warner joined Avenue A in 2000 and built its East Coast operation into one of the pre-eminent digital agencies. He became Executive Vice President of the company when it acquired Razorfish in 2004. He also served on the executive committee of aQuantive, the parent company, which was acquired by Microsoft in 2007 for $6.6 billion. As a leader of Avenue A|Razorfish, Warner advised Fortune 500 marketers such as Capital One, Verizon and Starwood Hotels on digital marketing and advertising, web design and development, strategy and business development.
Before joining Avenue A, Warner held senior positions at Primedia, CBS and HBO. He led Primedia’s magazine division overseeing more than 250 consumer and business magazines, web sites and trade show properties including Seventeen, New York Magazine, Surfing and Modern Bride. He was President of the CBS Television Network from 1995-1998 where he managed sales, affiliate relations, research, marketing, and standards and practices functions. From 1989-1994 he served as the founding President of CBS Enterprises, the company’s worldwide syndication and licensing business.
From 1986 to 1989 he was VP, HBO Enterprises, responsible for HBO’s program distribution, coproductions and international operations. Earlier at HBO, which he joined in 1980, Warner acquired movies for HBO’s services and helped launch Cinemax in the US and pay TV ventures in the UK, Germany and Japan.
Warner received a BA with honors from Yale College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is a Trustee of Big Brothers, Big Sisters of New York City and lives in Westchester County, New York with his wife Priscilla, an author, and their two sons.
Stuart Goldfarb is President of Fullbridge, Inc., an accelerated, rigorous business education program that delivers real-world business skills and insider insights to high-achieving graduates, giving them the tools to thrive in their first jobs.
He was formerly President and CEO of Bertelsmann Direct North America (now known as Direct Brands, Inc.), which he built into the world’s largest direct marketer of music, DVDs and books (Columbia House, Book-of-the-Month Club, Doubleday Book Club, BMG Music Service, etc.- over 20 subscription and membership “club” businesses).
Earlier in his career with Bertelsmann, Stuart was responsible for the Bertelsmann eCommerce Group, cdnow.com (leading online retailer of music) and bol.com (online retailer of books and music).
Before joining Bertelsmann, Stuart was Vice Chairman of ValueVision Media Inc., a cable television home shopping and e-commerce company that was principally owned by NBC. Prior to this, Stuart held a number of executive positions with NBC, including Executive Vice President, Worldwide Business Development.
Stuart is presently on the Boards of Directors of WWE, Inc. (NYSE:WWE), a global sports entertainment company, and Vitacost.com (NASDAQ:VITC), a leading online retailer and direct marketer of health and wellness products .
Ashish Goel is an Associate Professor of Management Science and Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University, and a member of Stanford's Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering. He previously taught at University of Southern California, received his PhD in Computer Science from Stanford, and B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology. Professor Goel currently holds the 3COM faculty fellowship in Stanford's School of Engineering, and serves on the technical advisory board of Twitter, Inc.
As president and CEO of ChannelAdvisor, Scot Wingo leads the company in its mission to provide retailers and manufacturers with the software and services needed to successfully sell their products via online sales channels. Scot was previously the general manager of GoTo Auctions, CEO and co-founder of AuctionRover.com (acquired by GoTo.com) and CEO and co-founder of Stingray Software (acquired by RogueWave). Scot received a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Computer Science degree from North Carolina State University.
David Hirsch is a Managing Partner at Metamorphic Ventures in New York City. David is a digital media veteran with over 15 years of business development and operational experience with Web services companies. David joined Metamorphic after eight years at Google where he was the second employee in Google's New York office and on the founding team that launched Google's advertising monetization strategy and execution, co-founding Google's Vertical Marketing Group. He was also a leader on Google's hiring and culture committees and was responsible for the hiring of many of Google's sales and business leaders.
Vibhu Mittal is founder of the educational apps company Root-1 Research. He has served as a Senior Scientist at Google, and a Researcher at Just Research and CMU. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, his M.S. in Computer Science from Ohio State University, and his B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Ron is the founder of Think Big Analytics, which helps customers build data processing solutions with Hadoop and NoSQL databases and R for statistical analysis. Previously Ron was VP Engineering at Quantcast, where his team processed two petabytes of data a day using Hadoop for reporting, ad hoc analysis, data mining and machine learning. Earlier, Ron founded enterprise consultancies C-bridge and New Aspects.
Nat is currently serving as the CEO of Trubates. He has worked in academia and industry, including Arcot, Carnegie Mellon, Cisco, FineGround, and HP. Nat has a PhD from Cornell, MSE from Princeton, B.Tech from IIT.
Compass Labs is a rapidly growing, well-funded startup based in San Jose, CA. Our goal is to create the most comprehensive, innovative and effective social media advertising and intelligence platforms for agencies and brand marketers. We are always looking for smart, driven and passionate people to add to our team, so check out our current open positions and join us in shaping the future of social media marketing!
We offer competitive salaries, great benefits, free lunch on Mondays and Thursdays and in addition, a mean game of Foosball. We look forward to hearing from you.
Location: NYC, Chicago
This person will be responsible for the sale of Compass Labs’ social media advertising solutions across Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to advertisers and agencies in both a geographically based and/or named account list territory. Candidates must be highly motivated, professionally mature, possess outstanding communication skills, have demonstrated knowledge of social or online advertising and be willing to work in a fast–paced, dynamic and growing environment.
Location: SF Bay Area
Compass Labs is looking for an aggressive Sales Account Executive to evangelize our unique social media advertising and insights platform. Social advertising changes every day and we need you to adapt to it and mobilize against our sales objectives.
As a highly motivated sales professional, you will call on agencies and clients directly and educate them on the power of social ads (on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) while gaining share of budget for CLIQ, our social ad targeting product.
• 2+ years of media sales experience
• Firm understanding of online media
• Passion for social media marketing
• Highly analytical and capable of making informed decisions based on stats and metrics
• Ability to pivot and adapt to trends in social media (sometimes daily!)
• Working knowledge of client and agency buying and planning cycles
• BA/BS minimum
Location: San Jose, CA
We are seeking talented individuals to join our team as Campaign Operations Associates. You will need to have strong quantitative, statistical, and analytical skills, as well as a creative understanding of brands, advertising and social networks. The role contributes to our ad operations and business optimization team and works closely with ad sales and agency partners. This is an entry level position in the exciting space of social ad operations.
Location: Bay Area
Compass Labs is looking for multiple software engineers to take our flagship CLIQ Social Ad Platform to the next level.
Design and Implement 24x7, highly scalable, high performance distributed Social Ad Platform
All our systems are Java-based, use open source technologies and run on AWS Cloud. Build quality systems in this environment, against demanding timelines.
Innovate new product ideas and work closely with the product team to take it all the way through the product cycle.
Frame and Solve problems that will help the CLIQ platform stand-out in the competitive social space.
Have fun as part of a high energy team of engineers and compulsive problem solvers.
Excellent mathematical/analytical and problem-solving skills.
MS/PhD in Computer Science, or equivalent form a leading academic institution.
5+ years of experience in building 24x7 production quality distributed systems.
Outstanding OOP coding skills, with an ability to learn new code base and scripting languages as needed.
Excellent communication and team skills.
Knowledge of SQL and Map/Reduce will be a strong plus.
Location: Bay Area
We are looking for an experienced data analyst to help drive the development of a core product by helping to validate large quantities of social media data. This will include the use of machine learning algorithms and Big Data tools like Hadoop, Vertica, SQL and Lucene. Candidates must be detail oriented, highly motivated professionals with strong quantitative and analytical skills.
Location: Santa Clara
Candidate must be a local resident who can work full-time
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