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I have long admired Endeavor’s work globally, and am thrilled to now be able to contribute locally to such an impactful organization
Addition of founder and CEO of Tapad to complement existing board of global business leaders in advising and guiding Endeavor Miami’s way ahead
Endeavor Miami announced today that Are Traasdahl has joined the Endeavor Miami Board of Directors. Traasdahl, a serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of Tapad, a marketing technology firm, brings with him more than 17 years of experience in mobile and digital content.
“Are has already begun contributing as a mentor, and we are certain his expertise and entrepreneurial background will make him an excellent board member,” said Adriana Cisneros, Co-Chair of the Endeavor Miami Board of Directors. “With his support, Endeavor Miami will continue to grow and work to strengthen the South Florida economy.”
An entrepreneur himself, Traasdahl was recently named Global Startup Awards’ Founder of the Year in 2016 and EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014. In 2016, Telenor Group acquired Tapad, for $360M, making it the fifth largest venture-backed M&A exit in New York since 2009. Prior to Tapad, Traasdahl founded Thumbplay, a mobile entertainment service that he grew to more than $100 MM in revenues in less than 3 years before he exited the company. The company, later acquired by Clear Channel, is now called iHeartRadio.
“I have long admired Endeavor’s work globally, and am thrilled to now be able to contribute locally to such an impactful organization,” said Traasdahl. “I look forward to supporting both Endeavor Miami and its entrepreneurs in the years to come.”
Having launched its operation in September 2013 with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Endeavor Miami possesses an active local board of business leaders that believe high-impact entrepreneurship can transform Miami.
The Endeavor Miami Board of Directors includes:
“The commitment of such a dedicated and participatory board of directors multiplies the impact that our organization can have on South Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem,” said Laura Maydón, Managing Director of Endeavor Miami. “I consider myself lucky to be able to count on their guidance and involvement.”
Endeavor is a non-profit organization that supports high-impact entrepreneurs around the world in order to transform economies on a local and global scale. Endeavor Miami’s objective is to accelerate the growth of high-impact entrepreneurs through access to mentors, talent, capital and markets. Endeavor Miami currently supports 16 companies from diverse industries that will impact the South Florida economy through job creation and economic opportunities as they scale.
For more information on Endeavor Miami, or to nominate Miami entrepreneurs, please visit www.endeavormiami.org.
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