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A social game of posting, commenting, liking & sharing real-world Acts & Observations of Kindness, where major brands & peers reward players

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Marketing / Advertising
  • Location Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 17
  • Website

Company Summary

For players, AOK's a fun place online (& iOS), w/ leading social networking & gaming features, that engage, celebrate & self-validate positive life moments. For brands, AOK's a flexible & scalable tool, delivering essential Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) results & metrics. We launch new, enhance existing, or white label CSR tracks, raising brands' triple bottom lines. Closed deals: Snag Films, MakeThingsMatter, Ian Sommerhalder Foundation.


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    Ira Steven Liss
    CEO & Co-Founder

    Ira Liss co-founded, runs & is always talking about AOK, a “social game for good” played online, iOS mobile devices and in the real world. Prior to AOK, Ira managed artists’ careers and developed, packaged and sold creative content, including the hit TV series, MAD MEN. Ira cultivated sales skills in finance, most recently as The Reserve Funds VP of Institutional Sales, where he sold more than a billion dollars in fund shares in less than 2 years

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    Mike L. Pence

    Mike Pence has written code since 1979, when a spirited teacher wheeled a Radio Shack TRS-80 Model II into class. By his teens, he programmed IBM mainframes, and still learns new languages & techniques. Mike consulted F500 companies & government interests, but gravitated towards early-stage startups - mostly creative & philanthropic ventures. He was an original tech on Kickstarter, lead FairCareMD and the distribution system that powers TuneCore.

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    Lynn Meredith Liss
    COO & Co-Founder

    Lynn is AOK's COO & Cofounder. Previously she drove strategic partnerships for Vator (an entrepreneurs' news source), partnerships for Talkbiznow (small business network & resources) and managed operations for Fundability (a funding community & deal flow platform). Lynn has 10 years experience as a Mgmt & Tech Consultant for F100 firms, including Microsoft, ABN-AMRO & JP Morgan Chase where she negotiated and deployed multi-million $ engagements.

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    Natron Baxter, LLC Matthew Jensen & Nathan Verrill
    Game Developers / Designers

    Matthew Jensen & Nathan Verrill are collectively Natron Baxter, the Award-Winning applied gaming firm that specializes in developing productivity games, alternate reality games, social game platforms & management game plans. They co-founded, with TED speaker & NY Times Best-Selling author, Jane McGonigal, with whom they created EVOKE, for the World Bank Institute and, more recently, FIND THE FUTURE, for The New York Public Library.

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    Brian Ostrovsky
    Product Manager

    Brian's a marketing strategist & business technologist who loves using technology to improve existing solutions. He's worked with several web startups over the last decade, so participated in the evolution from text to rich media to user generated content & the social web. Brian's an MBA from the Foster School of Business @ the U. of Washington & an MS in Space Studies from the U. of N. Dakota, which so far, has proven to be simply an indulgence!


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    Larry Weinberg, Offices of Weinberg & Fyvolent

Previous Investors

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    Victor Kearney