That’s a Kiip-er! Mobile Rewards Firm Moves to Midtown South
Daniel Edward Rosen March 28, 2012, 8:30 a.m.
Kiip.me, the mobile game advertising and rewards start-up founded by the youngest tech entrepreneur ever to receive venture capital investment money, has signed a two-year deal to take 1,000 square feet of space at 381 Park Avenue South, The Commercial Observer has learned.
This will be the second New York City office for the San Francisco-based firm.
Jamie Addeo of CresaPartners represented Kiip. 381 Park Avenue South, which is owned by ATCO Properties and Management, was represented in-house.
A spokesperson for Kiip.me confirmed that the firm will be moving into the space from a much smaller office space at an undisclosed location.
Ms. Addeo did not return phone calls requesting comment. Emails and phone calls to Peter Goldich, a managing director at ATCO and one of the employees listed on 373/381 Park Avenue South’s website, were not returned.
Kiip.me was founded in July 2010 by Brian Wong, a Canadian who skipped four grades and finished college by the time he was 18, according to a 2010 Techcrunch.com article. The company, which was also founded by Courtney Guertin and Amadeus Demarzi, raised $300,000 during its first round of fundraising, making Mr. Wong, who was 19 at the time, the youngest entrepreneur to raise venture capital (Mark Zuckerberg was 20 when he first started raising money for Facebook).
Wong, Demarzi and Guertin had all worked at Digg prior to starting up Kiip.me.
Kiip partners up with noticeable brands like Sony Dash, Vitamin Water, and Sephora and offers players of mobile and social media games in-game prizes, like vouchers for Vitamin Water or samples of beauty products whenever a new level of gameplay is completed.
The firm has so far raised $4.3 million in fundraising, according to TechCrunch.