Klout, which invites users to track their influence across their online social graph, has raised $40 million since its 2009 founding from a long line of both individual and institutional investors that includes Institutional Venture Partners, Venrock, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and Greycroft Partners.
Mahlman could not be reached late Thursday afternoon. An email to Greycroft founder Alan Patricof was also not returned Thursday afternoon. But Mahlman’s photo and bio no longer appear at Klout’s site. Meanwhile, Greycroft has yet to formally announced Mahlman’s role with the firm.
Prior to joining Klout, Mahlman spent one year as the chief revenue officer at Turn, a San Francisco-based digital advertising platform company that has raised nearly $60 million since 2005, including from Focus Ventures, Trident Capital, and Shasta Ventures.
Before Turn, Mahlman spent three years as a VP of sales at Yahoo, which he joined through Blue Lithium, a venture-backed startup that was acquired by Yahoo is October 2007. Judging by his LinkedIn profile, Mahlman has been entrenched in the world of startups since 1996, serving in a variety of roles that have taken him to New York, Hong Kong, and San Francisco, where he is currently based.
Greycroft Partners, which primarily focuses on digital media investments, has brought aboard a number of part-time investing professionals since April of last year. They include Paul Bricault, a former EVP of the William Morris Agency who works as a venture partner in L.A.; Kirill Sheynkman, a New York-based venture partner who has since taken on an additional role as the senior managing director of RTP Ventures (funded by Russian billionaire Leonid Boguslavsky); Alan Gould, a New York-based venture partner who founded the audience research firm IAG (acquired by Nielsen in 2008); and Bo Peabody, who works as a venture partner out of New York and previously cofounded and co-managed Village Ventures.
Greycroft has three full-time partners — its managing director, Patricof, and partners Dana Settle and Ian Sigalow — and has offices in New York and L.A.
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