Maple Media is a mobile media, advertising and technology company that acquires and operates mobile applications and mobile games. Maple Media currently operates over 100 top apps on the App Store and Google Play, reaching more than 35 million users every month.
Maple Media’s app portfolio includes We Heart It, an inspirational social media platform for female trendsetters to share and discover the best of fashion, travel and beauty, Snowboard Party and Skateboard Party, an award winning action sports franchise, and top classic and casual titles including Blackjack 21, Minesweeper: Puzzle Bomb, Sudoku 🙂, Mazes & More, & Puzzlerama.
Maple Media is based in Los Angeles (HQ) and Quebec, and is led by mobile app & games industry veterans from Google and Jam City. Maple Media is backed by leading private equity firm Shamrock Capital.
Michael Ritter is Founder and CEO of Maple Media. Prior to Maple Media, Michael was an early employee and SVP of Business & Corporate Development at Jam City, a social and mobile gaming company, where he oversaw mergers & acquisition activities, publishing, licensing, distribution, sales, legal and partnerships for social and mobile games. While at Jam City, Michael helped grew the business into a 400+ person studio, with seven mobile games ranked in the top 100 grossing charts. In 2015, Netmarble (a large gaming company in Korea) invested $130m into Jam City and is now pending an IPO in 2019. During his career, Michael had a great deal of international business experience developing partnerships and acquisitions/transactions with parties in over 25 different countries. Before Jam City, Michael was the Founder and Publisher of Saturday Night Magazine, which at the time, he built into the largest circulated monthly collegiate lifestyle and entertainment magazine in the country. Michael received his MBA from Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
David Bos is COO at Maple Media. Prior to joining Maple Media, David was the executive team business lead at Mobcrush, a KPCB & EMC backed live-streaming platform for mobile gamers. David joined Mobcrush after nearly 4 years at Google, where he helped start Google’s global advertising team for mobile app and game developers. David joined Google following the $350M acquisition of Wildfire Interactive. David holds a BA from the University of Michigan.
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.
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