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|Owner||Brian Wong, Kiip, Inc.|
Kiip is a mobile advertising network. It was co-founded by Brian Wong, Courtney Guertin, and Amadeus Demarzi in 2010. Instead of digital rewards, Kiip provides consumers with tangible rewards, like a bottle of water for every eight miles run by a user. Kiip’s rewards platforms is designed for in-app engagement.
Wong, at 19, developed the idea for Kiip on an airplane, when he observed its passengers on their iPads. Many passengers were playing games, where the games' advertisements took up screen space that couldn't be used by the game itself. Wong hypothesized that instead, games could leverage moments of achievement—such as level ups and high scores—with a rewards program where advertisers could make consumer offers.
In July 2010, Wong teamed with Courtney Guertin and Amadeus Demarzi to found the company, Kiip raised $300,000 in seed capital from True Ventures, Vast Ventures, Paige Craig, Rohan Oza, Keith Belling, Joe Stump, and Chris Redlitz. In subsequent A and B rounds, Kiip has raised a total of $15.4 million from investors including Relay Ventures, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, Interpublic Group, American Express Ventures, Digital Garage, Crosslink Capital, True Ventures, Venture51, Transmedia Capital, and Verizon Ventures. In 2016 they received a Series C round of $12 million, for a total of $32 million. There were two additional undisclosed venture funding rounds beyond the $32 million publicly disclosed amount. One on August 15, 2013 involving American Express Ventures and one on November 17, 2014 involving Verizon Ventures. In October 2017, Kiip expanded its mobile rewards platform to Amazon’s Fire TV.
In December 2014, co-founder Courtney Guertin parted ways with Kiip to co-found and to become CTO of EaseCentral. On May 31, 2016, co-founder Amadeus Demarzi parted ways with Kiip later becoming Senior App Engineer at Discord. 
On February 8, 2019, the CEO of 1800-gotjunk Brian Scudamore, the company where Kiip CEO Brian wong worked as a PR intern prior to co-founding Kiip, revealed that Kiip is a $25 million dollar company since its inception in 2010. Brian Wong retweeted and confirmed this information. 
Kiip is currently[when?] active on about 4,000 apps played on 150 million devices. The company has offices in San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Vancouver, London, Bogota, and Tokyo. Apps using Kiip include games and fitness apps such as RunKeeper. The company has also integrated with productivity apps, such as Any.do and Finish 2.0. Kiip is also integrated with the Yahoo! Japan app, which was the first time Yahoo! Japan has integrated a third-party service into its app. Clients include 7-Eleven, Amazon, American Apparel, Campbell’s, Ford, Hasbro, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Mondelēz International (formerly Kraft Foods), Pepsi, Procter & Gamble, Sony Music, Unilever, Verizon and Wrigley. The company's platform integrates real-world rewards to mobile users. It also runs the developer tool Kiip Neon. In 2014, Kiip formed a strategic partnership with IPG to release a mobile usage study.
Kiip was listed by Fast Company as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the world in 2013 and by Forbes as one of the "4 Hot Online Ad Companies". Kiip was also named to the Dow Jones' FasTech50 List.
On October 21, 2016, a class action lawsuit was filed in Illinois in Chicago federal court by plaintiffs Jessica Vasil and Christine Farag which alleged Kiip Inc of extracting information without user consent from their smart phones even while the devices were not used. Over $5 million in damages were sought. The complaint said the alleged practices began in 2014, and induced at least one developer FitnessKeeper owned app Runkeeper, which had over 50 million users worldwide as of the controversy to issue a public apology and to end its business contract with Kiip.
In March 2018, the federal case regarding the wiretap and part of the eavesdropping case was dismissed.  However, US district judge John Tharp Jr recommended that the plaintiffs Jessica Vasil and Christine Farag refile the class action lawsuit in state court as part of the Stored Communication Act.  This was filed as Farag, et al. v. Kiip Inc., Case No. 2019-CH-01695, in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. 
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