Mike Abbott, general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, has joined the board of directors for mobile advertising network InMobi, the company announced Wednesday. San Francisco-based InMobi is backed by venture investors including SoftBank, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sherpalo Ventures.
InMobi, the largest independent mobile advertising network, announced today that engineering leader, entrepreneur and investor, Mike Abbott, general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), an investor in InMobi, has joined the company’s board of directors. Abbott is intimately involved with company direction and acts as a strategic advisor on key strategic initiatives.
“The advertising and mobile ecosystems are at a critical moment of intersection and transition, as user consumption of information and entertainment on mobile devices skyrockets,” said Abbott. “InMobi is at the center of this evolution, leading the innovation and building the tremendous global scale necessary to help advertisers, agencies, publishers, and developers seize this opportunity and create engaging user experiences,” said Abbott.
Naveen Tewari, CEO and Founder, InMobi, comments: “We are very happy to have Mike on our board of directors. He brings a wealth of mobile expertise from his leadership at high growth companies, and we value his experience and collaboration as we grow our suite of solutions and drive innovation across the entire mobile ecosystem.”
Abbott is an expert at helping entrepreneurs in the social, mobile and cloud computing sectors rapidly scale teams and ventures. An engineering leader, entrepreneur and investor, Abbott led the building of innovative, high-performance applications and services at Twitter, Palm and Microsoft before he joined KPCB. Formerly the vice president of engineering at Twitter, Mike led the team to rebuild and solidify Twitter’s infrastructure, growing the engineering team from 80 to more than 350 engineers in less than a year and a half, and scaling Twitter’s architecture to support 250 million daily tweets. Before joining Twitter, Abbott led the software development team at Palm and was a general manager at Microsoft. Abbott is also an expert resource on enterprise infrastructure, cloud computing and big data.
InMobi is an innovative mobile technology company that enables the world’s leading brands, developers, and publishers to engage global consumers. InMobi builds mobile-first technology platforms that leverage advances in big-data, user behavior, and cloud-based architectures to simplify advertising. Agencies and advertisers leverage InMobi platforms to create HTML5 rich media ads and engage 578M consumers across 165 countries. Developers and premium publishers use InMobi platforms to acquire and monetize their mobile apps and their mobile websites across the globe. With offices across all five continents, InMobi provides global reach with local service and support. InMobi is venture-backed by investors including: SoftBank, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sherpalo Ventures.
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