About Maple Media
Maple Media is a mobile media, advertising and technology company that owns hundreds of top mobile apps and games on the App Store and Google Play. Maple Media’s apps, including Player FM, ScanPro, WeekCal, We Heart It, Pic Stitch, Minesweeper Puzzle Bomb, and BlackJack 21, reach more than 60M users worldwide every month.
Maple Media acquires mobile app and game companies from around the world and is actively evaluating new acquisitions.
Founded in 2016, Maple Media is based in Los Angeles and Quebec, and is led by mobile app & games industry veterans from Google and Jam City. Maple Media is backed by a $30M investment from Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles based private equity firm.
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 grow the business into a 400+ person studio, with seven mobile games ranked in the top 100 grossing charts on the App Store.
Earlier in his career, Michael was the Founder and Publisher of Saturday Night Magazine, which Michael built into the largest circulated monthly collegiate lifestyle and entertainment magazine in the country. Michael received his MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
David Bos is Chief Operating Officer at Maple Media. Prior to Joining Maple Media, David was the executive team business lead at Mobcrush, a Kleiner Perkins Caufiled and Buyers, First Round Capital and Evolution Media backed live streaming platform for mobile games. Prior to Mobcrush, David was part of Google, where he helped start and lead the global mobile apps, games and startups advertising team. David joined Google following the $350m acquisition of Wildfire Interactive.
David is an MBA candidate at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and holds a BA from the University of Michigan
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based investment firm with a rich history of investing in the media, entertainment and communications sectors. Shamrock uses their proprietary network of relationships and deep industry vertical knowledge to identify companies with significant value creation potential for investment. Currently, Shamrock has approximately $1.6 billion of assets under management.