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Annette Tonti: A Pioneer in Online and Mobile Advertising

Annette Tonti: A Pioneer in Online and Mobile Advertising

Annette Shares Her Unique Views on Entrepreneurialism


I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know Annette Tonti over the last four years. She is a pioneer in the online advertising and mobile markets with over 30 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience. And, she’s an entrepreneurial warrior. As founder and CEO of two high tech startups, she has developed early stage businesses and raised over $30M from venture and angel investors. Early in her career she delivered digital strategies to Fortune 1000 businesses, ran a global program for the MIT Media Labs and headed up operations for a global telecommunications consultancy.

At the MIT Media Lab in 1998, Annette was Executive Producer for The Junior Summit, a special year-long program for the first “digital generation”. In 1999 she co-founded Bluestreak, one of the first “rich media” advertising firms. As CEO, she raised $27.5M in capital and led a successful acquisition. Bluestreak was acquired by Carat Worldwide (an ad agency) in 2007. In 2008 Annette co-founded and became CEO of MoFuse, a startup company designed to help local businesses have a mobile presence.  Annette raised $2M in angel funding and led MoFuse to a successful acquisition by The Search Agency in …

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