Maple Media is a mobile media, advertising and technology company that acquires, manages, and operates mobile applications. Maple Media has over 250 apps under management, focusing on the the utility, productivity, games, finance and entertainment verticals. Popular titles include the Snowboard Party and Skateboard Party franchises, the #1 Minesweeper game on the Apple AppStore, Minesweeper: Puzzle Bomb, and a collection of very well known utility apps on Google Play, called JRummy Apps. Based in Los Angeles, Maple Media is run by Michael Ritter is backed by private equity firm, Shamrock Capital.
Michael is Co-Founder and CEO of Maple Media. Prior to Maple Media, Michael was a founding employee at Jam City (formerly SGN), overseeing corporate and business development including M&A, publishing, licensing, global distribution, sales and partnerships for leading titles such a Cookie Jam, Panda Pop and Genies & Gems. Previously, Michael was Founder and Publisher of Saturday Night (magazine), which at the time he built into the largest monthly circulated collegiate magazine in the country. Michael is currently an advisor to Ritter Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ: RTTR), Heal and Influential. He graduated from the University of Southern California and received his MBA from USC Marshall School of Business.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based alternative investment firm with a rich history of investing in the media, entertainment and communications sectors. The firm uses their proprietary network of relationships and deep industry vertical knowledge to identify companies with significant value creation potential for investment.