140 Proof adds relevance to social advertising by understanding how consumers declare their interests online. By interpreting and mapping the Blended Interest Graph, 140 Proof can match consumers with messages that are relevant to them.
Brand advertisers and major media companies trust 140 Proof and its partner network to deliver powerful social advertising at scale. And because social ads powered by the Blended Interest Graph perform better than display and search, top social publishers entrust 140 Proof to generate their revenue streams.
140 Proof and its patent-pending interest graph targeting algorithm is backed by Founders Fund, Ron Conway, and Blue Run Ventures.
Learn how 140 Proof works in 90 seconds
140 Proof's mission is to make what everyone sees in social more relevant by understanding and mapping the interest graph. With 140 Proof, anyone who uses social apps and sites gets recommendations tailored to their individual interests — effortlessly.
Social platforms are a canvas for powerful experiences. 140 Proof aggregates social data from APIs like Twitter, and Foursquare into the Blended Interest Graph to help discover users' interests and offer great recommendations.
Co-Founder & CEO
Jon Elvekrog is a proven leader in the technology space with experience in start-up, turnaround and growth stage companies. With his co-founder, Jon developed 140 Proof's patented content-matching technology to harness the massive, growing data set of the Broad Interest Graph and match consumers with relevant brand recommendations. Jon previously held senior executive marketing and sales positions at HP, Microsoft, and LinkExchange. Jon has an engineering degree with honors from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard University.
John Manoogian III
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer
John Manoogian III (jm3) created the 140 Proof brand and co-led development of its API and ad-targeting architecture. Prior to contributing to 140 Proof's success, John helped launch social bookmarking (as the founder of Feed Me Links) and the consumer web (as Director of Engineering & UX at Organic Inc). John studied computer science, cryptography, and linguistics at the University of Michigan. He codes & tweets as @jm3 and advises technology startups in San Francisco.
A Team of Geniuses
Designers, Developers, Distributors, Destroyers
140 Proof's team has built dozens of companies, advised 6 different startups, climbed mountains, won races, worked for Apple, Gawker, Ironport, universities, dispensaries, and the US Marines. We're distributed across five cities with concentration in New York and San Francisco, and we love burritos. Come at us.