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Context Digital Media

AllowMe enables kid-powered commerce for games, goods, and more by occupying the intersection of gaming, parenting tools & social commerce

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2011
  • Employees 4
  • Website contextdm.com

Company Summary

AllowMe occupies the intersection of kids gaming, parenting tools and social commerce.

U.S. kids earn $2.6B+ in allowance & pocket money annually, and 90% play online & mobile games. Yet online spending by kids is a high-friction transaction at best. AllowMe, a web+mobile app, provides a service where parents can reward kids for Responsibilities, giving them credit to spend in a RewardStore to buy games, virtual currency, and digital goods.

Team

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    Thom Kozik
    CEO/Founder

    25 years of building great teams around great products & concepts. Finds markets, customers and cash, where others typically can’t. Career stops at Yahoo!, Microsoft, Atari, Bigpoint, and Wazap!

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    Davesh Garg
    Chairman

    Hands-on experience in growing a business from incubation to global leader to exit. More than once. Brings the global perspective on how AllowMe can flourish worldwide. Career stops at Bessemer Venture Partners, Tilera, Synopsys and Broadcom.

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    David Welton
    VP Finance and Analytics

    18 years of experience from entrepreneur to investment banker, with some corporate stops along the way. Translates the language of start-ups into viable projections and plans. Career stops at Quist Valuation, US Airways, Bank of America and Virgin JamCast.

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    Ray Podder
    VP Customer Experience

    Combines vision+strategy+design with almost two decades of passion for the
    customer, and for how to best serve their needs and expectations.

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    Patrick Gilbert
    VP Engineering/Architect

    A career of taking marginally crazy ideas and turning them into viable
    technologies. Convinces other geniuses to follow his lead, and lives to build that which never existed before, with 10 year emphasis in mobile applications. Career stops at 4SmartPhone (founder), Virgin JamCast and Bell Canada.

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    Pat Ford
    VP Product Management

    Like FedEx when it comes to products: guaranteed delivery. Honed his skills in
    major operational/executive roles at big companies and small over 25 years. Career stops at Yahoo!, Microsoft, and Atari.

Advisors

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    Daniel Friedland of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLC
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed
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    tbd
    Accountant
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Jeff Lapin - former CEO Atari, THQ, Take-Two
    Unconfirmed
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    Sameer Sampat
    Unconfirmed
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    Chetan Mehrotra
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