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About

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, Livingly Media is a digital lifestyle brand that owns and operates three top ranked sites.  Zimbio launched in 2006 and quickly became a top entertainment news site. In 2010 we launched StyleBistro, which became a top fashion/beauty/style site. We acquired Lonny Magazine in 2012, re-launched it on our platform as Lonny.com, and grew its audience tenfold to become a top-ranking site in  comScore’s home design category.

Collectively, our sites reach more than 25 million users and provide them with unmatched depth and breadth of content. Each site captures more pageviews per visit than any other among their respective competitive sets. Brands can connect with our massive audience through any of our platforms – desktop, tablet, mobile – with the help of our creative services team and a suite of proprietary offerings that are built in-house specifically to maximize engagement and awareness.

The company has offices in San Carlos, CA, Chicago and New York City, and is venture-backed by Menlo Ventures and Draper Richards.

Team

Tony Mamone | CEO and co-founder

Tony Mamone serves as Chief Executive Officer for Livingly Media which he co-founded with Danny Khatib in the spring of 2005. Prior to starting Livingly, he was Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales and Operations for LookSmart, a public company focused on Internet search and advertising, where he managed a team of over 100 employees responsible for over $120 million in annual revenue. In his five years at LookSmart, he also served as vice president of products and general manager of small business sales. In these roles, he managed worldwide sales, marketing, product development, support, operations, and business development activities. Prior to joining LookSmart, Tony worked for Mercer Management Consulting advising media and communications clients.

Tony completed a Sloan Fellowship at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and holds a masters degree from Stanford, a B.E. in Engineering Sciences from the Thayer School of Engineering and a B.A. in Engineering from Dartmouth College.

Danny Khatib | President and co-founder

Danny Khatib is a co-founder and serves as President for Livingly Media, where he is responsible for managing the company’s product and development activities. Prior to starting Livingly, he spent three years at AOL Time Warner working on digital media initiatives in the Strategy and Investments group, where he focused on the broadband media segment, including online music, video, and games. While at AOL Time Warner, Danny was involved in external and internal partnership negotiations, new product and new venture planning, broadband and video technology strategy, corporate venture capital, M&A, business development and technology standards development. Danny has also held product management, business development, and finance positions with companies such as Skype, Yahoo!, Felicite.com, and UBS.

Danny holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was honored as an Arjay Miller scholar, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.

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Nicole Amico Smith | VP of Sales

Nicole Amico Smith joins Livingly Media from Condé Nast, where she most recently was the Associate Publisher for Style.com. Nicole joined Condé Nast in 2008 as a Digital Account Director for Portfolio.com, Condé Nast’s former financial brand, where she covered the Midwest and Northeast. From Portfolio she moved to Vanity Fair to become the Director of Integrated Sales, managing sales for VanityFair.com along with cross platform deals between the magazine and website. She then moved to Condé Nast Digital where she was the Executive Director of the Fashion & Beauty and Food & Travel sites, focusing on properties like Allure.com, Glamour.com and Vogue.com.

Nicole brings over ten years of sales experience to Livingly. She began her digital career at TheStreet.com as the Midwest Director. Prior to joining TheStreet.com, Nicole sold traditional media atMetropolis Magazine, a national trade publication targeting the architecture and design community. Before entering the publishing arena, Nicole worked at Merrill Lynch on the Institutional Equity Research Sales desk.

Nicole holds a B.A. from Lehigh University and lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

John Newlin | VP of Content

John Newlin has worked in print and digital media his entire career. Before joining Livingly Media in 2008, he was the founding Editor in Chief of The Wave Magazine, where he won several consecutive Peninsula Press Club awards for writing. Prior to that, he worked at BUZZ Magazine in Los Angeles, launched a pop culture music and fashion print monthly for LFP, Inc. when he was 22 and worked on the early stages of what would later become Business2.0. He was later part of the IGN.com and DailyRadar.com launch teams for Future Networks USA, where he led the Entertainment divisions for both sites as Editor-in-Chief. His writing has appeared in several national publications including Stuff, Men’s Journal and Details. Newlin was also a regular on ABC’s Good Morning America as a media expert, has produced segments for Evening Magazine on CBS, co-wrote a pilot for Comedy Central and, for the purposes of a magazine article, successfully infiltrated and appeared on Showtime’s Penn & Teller: Bullshit! as a “UFO expert.” He oversees editorial promotions and new content development for Livingly’s online properties. Newlin is a graduate of Lake Forest College and resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and two children.

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Bruce Martin | CTO

Bruce Martin serves as the CTO of Livingly Media with 20 years of professional experience in engineering and software development. Part of the launch team for Livingly Media, he focuses on the performance, reliability, and flexibility of technical systems. He also developed a content matching system that underlies the company’s ongoing content relationships. Prior to joining Livingly, he was an architect at LookSmart, Ltd., where he optimized and improved the relevance of general search and ads. During his time there, he also co-authored a patent for high-performance collection and delivery of ads. Bruce served as an engineering lead at SAIC, where he developed large-scale battlefield simulations and worked on R&D projects involving data mining.

Bruce resides in San Mateo with his wife and two children and holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida, where he focused on artificial intelligence and natural language understanding.

Board

John Jarve | Menlo Ventures

John joined Menlo Ventures in 1985. Over the past 24 years, he has led Menlo’s investments in more than 40 portfolio companies, primarily in the communications, storage, semiconductor, Internet and financial technology sectors. His recent investments and board seats include: Aprius, Avere Systems, Coraid, Credit Sesame, DataXu, Librato, MobiTV, ParAccel, Parascale, PowerReviews and Livingly. John was a lead venture investor in the following public companies that achieved successful initial public offerings: Ascend Communications (ASND, now part of Lucent), Cavium Networks (CAVM), Digital Insight (DGIN), FaxSav (EASY), iBasis (IBAS), SpectraLink (SLNK), Syntellect (SXNT, now part of Enghouse Systems) and UUNET Technologies (UUNT, now part of Verizon). John is a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering) and the Stanford University Graduate School of Business (M.B.A.). He is a trustee of the Corporation of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the former chairman of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Management Board and a member of the Forbes Midas List.

Greg Stuart | Mobile Marketing Association

Greg Stuart is the global CEO of the Mobile Marketing Association overseeing all aspects of the organizations operations and growth. He is a recognized leader in digital media & advertising and was selected by Ad Age as one of “10 Who Made Their Mark” in 2006, alongside Chad Hurley and Jay-Z. Ad Age identified his book, “What Sticks: Why Most Advertising Fails and How to Guarantee Yours Succeeds,” as the “Number one of 10 books you should have read”.

He is the former CEO of the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), the trade group for the interactive advertising & marketing industry. He grew the IAB’s revenues with a CAGR of 37% (overall +500%) while leading the industry from $6 billion to $17 billion in ad spending. The IAB customers included AOL, CNET, Google, Disney, NBD, Yahoo! & 400 others. Greg has more than two decades of hands-on operating experience as a proven business builder in the Digital Media and Technology arenas since 1993. He has extensive experience as CEO/Director/senior executive roles with Y&R, Sony Online Ventures, Cars.com, Flycast Ad Network and venture-backed DeltaClick.

In the last two years he has served as Advisor, Director and angel investor to venture-backed companies with $750 million in exits. In addition to serving on the Livingly board, he has served on the Board of Rapt (Accel backed), Inc. in SF, sold to Microsoft; and Board of Allyes (Oak backed) in China, sold to Focus Media. Greg has also served on the Advisory Boards of a dozen venture-backed companies in Search, Mobile, Video, Research, & Social Media backed by Intel, Greylock, Sierra, Conway, TimeWarner, USVP, Union Square, Oak VC, DFJ, Canaan, Spark, Intel, First Round Capital and others.

Greg has a BA in Economics from the University of Washington and completed Wharton’s Advanced Management Program in 2008. He lives happily outside of New York City in Bridgehampton, NY with his wife Pamela, twin daughters and son.

Tony Mamone | CEO and co-founder

Tony Mamone serves as Chief Executive Officer for Livingly Media which he co-founded with Danny Khatib in the spring of 2005. Prior to starting Livingly, he was Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales and Operations for LookSmart, a public company focused on Internet search and advertising, where he managed a team of over 100 employees responsible for over $120 million in annual revenue. In his five years at LookSmart, he also served as vice president of products and general manager of small business sales. In these roles, he managed worldwide sales, marketing, product development, support, operations, and business development activities. Prior to joining LookSmart, Tony worked for Mercer Management Consulting advising media and communications clients.

Tony completed a Sloan Fellowship at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and holds a masters degree from Stanford, a B.E. in Engineering Sciences from the Thayer School of Engineering and a B.A. in Engineering from Dartmouth College.

Danny Khatib | President and co-founder

Danny Khatib is a co-founder and serves as President for Livingly Media, where he is responsible for managing the company’s product and development activities. Prior to starting Livingly, he spent three years at AOL Time Warner working on digital media initiatives in the Strategy and Investments group, where he focused on the broadband media segment, including online music, video, and games. While at AOL Time Warner, Danny was involved in external and internal partnership negotiations, new product and new venture planning, broadband and video technology strategy, corporate venture capital, M&A, business development and technology standards development. Danny has also held product management, business development, and finance positions with companies such as Skype, Yahoo!, Felicite.com, and UBS.

Danny holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was honored as an Arjay Miller scholar, and a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania.

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