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Nihal Mehta, a noted expert in the emerging adoption of mobile technologies for media properties and consumer brands, has founded five mobile startups and invested in over seventy since 1999.

Nihal is a Founding General Partner at Eniac Ventures, the first seed stage venture fund focusing exclusively on mobile technologies.

Prior to Eniac, Nihal founded LocalResponse, Inc., which makes ads more relevant from social signals, a pivot from buzzd, the first mobile real-time city guide. Nihal grew LocalResponse to an eight-digit annual revenue run rate which placed the company to the Forbes 2013 list as #67 of America’s Most Promising Companies and #568 on the 2013 Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Companies.

Prior to LocalResponse, Nihal founded ipsh!, one of the first full-service mobile marketing agencies in 2001, which he sold to Omnicom (NYSE: OMC) in 2005.

Nihal is an active angel investor and his portfolio includes Admob (sold to Google), Swiftkey, Tapad & Uber.

Nihal graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BA in Philosophy and a BSE in Computer Science.

Specialties: mobile marketing, mobile advertising, online direct to consumer, mobile direct to consumer, lifestyle, community, social networking

Personal Investments: Fixmo, Billing Revolution, Admob (sold to Google), American Idiot, Tigertrade, Exclusively.In (sold to Myntra), Hashable, Ignighter, Tapad, Clothia, Irrive, Koding, Neverware, Nationbuilder, Uber, Wefunder, Swiftkey

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