Based in Japan and India. Has led to 1 successful fundraise in Japan. Been working the space of Venture Capital and Private Equity for the last 3 years.

Buzzoola Inc , the leading native video advertising platform in Russia and Eastern Europe today announced 2 million in seed funding from I2BF Global Ventures I2BF Digital investment arm and its entry into the U S market with the opening of a New York office Since launching its first product a year ago Buzzoola has completed native video advertising campaigns for many Fortune 500 companies including Unilever Russia Ukraine and Belarus – for their brands Axe Dove and Cornetto known as Good Humor in the United States – and Asics

Buzzoola’s native video advertising platform provides a solution for a rapidly growing number of companies orienting their marketing campaigns around customer’s actual media consumption patterns – on social media platforms using mobile devices BIA/Kelsey estimates that in the United States native ad spending on social media will grow from an annual amount of $2 4 billion in 2013 to 5 billion by , making up about 42 percent of total social ad spending

The explosive growth in the native video advertising market has driven more and more brands to seek out tools that enable them to have a global reach said Natalia Solodukhova CEO of Buzzoola Establishing a presence in New York City just made sense given that Buzzoola’s biggest clients are headquartered here and we want to service their growing needs at both a local and global level ‘

The most recent 2 million investment is the second tranche of a 4 million seed round from I2BF Digital The funds will be used to finance the development and launch of Buzzoola’s next generation product as well as support its U S market launch I2BF Digital is aimed at early-stage digital IT startups in the United States Eastern Europe and South Korea Current portfolio companies include ServiceTitan Prizeo ElaCarte and GetGoing

As a startup establishing global roots early and focused on developing a product that fits for multiple markets Buzzoola is the ideal representation of our I2BF Digital portfolio said Ilya Golubovich founding and managing partner of I2BF Global Ventures By enabling marketers to engage with a highly-targeted consumer group while improving brand perception in a way that isn’t distracting from the user experience Buzzoola is perfectly suited to drive the burgeoning native advertising trend into video platforms ‘

Buzzoola has hired Jane Roy as the president of North America and head of the New York office Roy brings 17 years of experience in managing sales and marketing strategies at various media agencies and national brands including Undertone Experian Proclivity Systems TRAFFIQ and Datran Media The office will consist of sales and campaign management teams while engineering and development staff will continue to operate out of the Russia and Ukraine locations

Buzzoola’s CEO and I are very excited to work with U S brands seeking to extend their advertising to the next level with our customizable real-time and transparent network said Roy We believe that Buzzoola’s technology which among other benefits can specifically target customer segments and be pushed out to different devices gives us a unique competitive edge over the local players and positions the company well to become a leader in the booming native video ad market ‘

About Buzzoola
Buzzoola is a private native advertising exchange that empowers brands of all sizes and categories to quickly and easily distribute video content to be seen and shared across a specially curated brand-safe network of sites mobile apps and social games The platform provides the technology for instant campaign deployment delivering viewership for content owners engagement for brands and relevance for consumers Buzzoola’s clients include Fortune 500 brands media agencies and major entertainment companies Founded in , Buzzoola has offices in New York and Moscow Over its three year history the company has raised more than 4 million in venture seed funding from I2BF Digital www i2bfdigital com and angel investors a href=”http://www buzzoola com target=”_blank”>www buzzoola com

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