Nokia Growth Partners

With $700M under management, NGP specializes in growth-stage investing seeking companies who are changing the face of mobility and connectivity. Working closely with entrepreneurs NGP offers market insight, a deep network and a global reach spanning across the United States, Europe and Asia. NGP is an independent fund manager backed by Nokia.

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Thematic Focus

With decades of mobile experience, we have prepared minds and understand the mobile sector inside out. With deep focus on five themes in mobility, we increase the likelihood of success for the companies in which we invest.











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Madhouse Inc.

Madhouse is China’s largest and most intelligent mobile advertising network. The company offers a highly intelligent, fully-automated mobile advertising platform serving over 1,100 major publisher sites representing over 75% of total mobile internet traffic in China. Madhouse is headquartered in Shanghai and has offices in Beijing and Guangzhou.




PubMatic is the technology platform that powers the programmatic advertising strategy of leading publishers and premium brands. Its innovative solutions help content providers drive the highest value for their digital media assets and provide consumers with a more personalized advertising experience across display, mobile and video. PubMatic’s One Platform, proprietary technology and advanced mobile capabilities are utilized by a global roster of comScore publishers. Pioneering online auctions for the buying and selling of media through Real-Time Bidding (RTB) and Private Marketplace (PMP), the company also works with hundreds of advertising partners. Ranked by Deloitte as one of the fastest growing companies in the US Internet sector in both 2012 and 2013, PubMatic has offices worldwide with headquarters in Redwood City, California.



Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. Provider of the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform, Kaltura simplifies the creation of video experiences, and provides tools that facilitate innovative and engaging experiences that create value. The Kaltura platform engages hundreds of millions of viewers by providing media companies with advanced video management, publishing, and monetization tools that increase their reach and monetization and simplify their video operations. Kaltura improves productivity and interaction among millions of employees by providing enterprises with powerful online video tools for boosting internal knowledge sharing, training, and collaboration, and for more effective marketing. Kaltura offers next generation learning for millions of students and teachers by providing educational institutions with disruptive online video solutions for improved teaching, learning, and increased engagement across campuses and beyond.  For more information:, to join Kaltura’s community visit: and



Gigwalk is a local visibility software platform that facilitates brand and retailer collaboration to drive in-store sales. With the world’s largest network of mobile-enabled independent contractors, also known as Gigwalkers, leading brands and retailers use the Gigwalk platform to track and fix retail execution to improve performance and drive revenue growth. Since launching in 2011, over 500,000 Gigwalkers have completed more than 4 million Gigs for businesses across North America. Based in San Francisco, California, Gigwalk is backed by August Capital, Harrison Metal, Nokia Growth Partners, Randstad Innovation Fund, SoftTech, Greylock Discovery, Accelerator Ventures, and Founder Collective. For more information, visit


Retail Next

Retail Next is the leader in real-time analytics that enable retailers and manufacturers to monitor, collect, analyze, and visualize in-store data. The highly scalable RetailNext platform easily integrates with promotional calendars, staffing systems, and even weather services to analyze how internal and external factors impact customer shopping patterns – enabling store executives to identify opportunities for growth, execute changes, and measure success. RetailNext tracks more than 400 million shoppers per year by collecting data from more than 30,000 sensors in retail stores and analyzing trillions of data points annually. RetailNext is headquartered in San Jose, CA.



Vizury is a Digital CRM company that empowers online businesses engage their customers and prospects in a 1:1 marketing dialogue by unlocking the full value of their digital data through Vizury’s proprietary technology platform. Established in 2008, Vizury is headquartered in Bangalore with operations in APAC, Europe and LATAM. The company’s Visitor Relationship Management (VRM) solution allows advertisers to engage their site visitors once they leave their website with highly pertinent 1:1 ads generated in real-time resulting in substantial and measureable value. Vizury’s customers include industry leaders such as such as Webjet, Virgin Airlines, Expedia, Zuji, Netshoes, Viajanet, Zozo, Kokuken, Ctrip, Yintai, Jabong, Jet Airways and MakeMyTrip. For more information, please visit

“It is a privilege for us to be working with NGP. Their deep expertise and global experience will help us immensely as we prepare for accelerated growth in our chosen markets”
Chetan Kulkarni, Co-Founder & CEO, Vizury


MAG Interactive

MAG Interactive started making apps the day Apple’s App Store opened. Initially developing iOS titles for other companies, in 2011 MAG Interactive embarked on developing its own apps, launching its first game, Ruzzle, in March 2012. It became an immediate success and has been in the top ten list in 148 countries.

Located in Stockholm, Sweden, the company is recruiting new, talented staff while maintaining the creative culture that has led to its huge commercial success.
Find Mag Interactive at, on Facebook at and follow on Twitter, @maginteractive



Launched in January 2011, has become the best online platform to order food for delivery in China. Its online ordering service is available at more than 30,000 restaurants in 4 top tier cities across the country including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, helping tens of thousands of users enjoy delivery food everyday. Through the web and mobile application, Meican’s exquisite user-interface navigates users through a multitude of partner restaurants and select a personalized meal. Meican saves corporate clients precious time to focus on what they do by providing a total solution from food ordering and delivery to payment. At, we take every order seriously and work hard to deliver food happiness. Meican is headquartered in Beijing, China. For more information please visit



Quikr was launched in July 2008 and is India’s leading horizontal classifieds company. It offers a web and mobile based classifieds platform that addresses a wide variety of local consumer needs. Every month consumers across India visit Quikr to sell, buy, rent or find things ranging from laptops to mobile phones to cars to real estate to jobs, and lots more in over 150 categories. The company has transformed itself from an online industry leader to a player that leads across online and mobile media within a short span of time. In 2010, Quikr was ranked among the World’s Top 250 Private companies by AlwaysOn and featured in Red Herring’s Asia Top 100 finalists. To see how Quikr can help you, please visit



With the online learning system Babbel (, both beginners and continuing learners can study English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Indonesian, Polish, Norwegian, Danish and Turkish. There are tons of interactive courses available on the website There are also apps for iPhone, iPod, Windows 8 and Android mobile devices, as well as interactive iBooks and a full featured iPad app. More than 10 million people from over 190 countries are studying languages with Babbel. The company behind Babbel, Lesson Nine GmbH, operates out of Berlin, Germany. Founded in August 2007, it now has around 170 fulltime and freelance employees. Since July 2008 Lesson Nine has been funded by Kizoo AG and VC-Fonds Berlin. Further information at


Founded in March 2005, is a leading online classified advertisements platform in China. It delivers practical location-based information to its users, covering almost every aspect of people’s daily life, including sections devoted to housing, jobs, personals, for sale, services, tickets, pets and discussion forums.

As China’s most popular practical information portal for local life, was awarded RED HERRING 100 ASIA in 2009 and its mobile phone version won the award of TOP10 Life-focused Websites for Mobile Phones in March 2010 by China Academy of Telecommunication Research of MIIT. For more information, please visit



Zubie is a mobile services company focused on maximizing connected car capabilities for consumers and businesses The company, formerly known as GreenLight Connectivity Solutions, was formed in 2012, and is headquartered in Charleston, SC, with operational offices in the Minneapolis area.

One Team – Global Reach

In the world of technology, change is constant. Our team helps navigate uncertainty and change by offering guidance, ideas and seasoned advice– always ready to do our share of heavy lifting as a partner. Working seamlessly together, we accelerate global engagement creating growth opportunities in the US, Europe, China and India.

Paul Asel
Lu Guo
Upal Basu
Anupam Rastogi
Walter Masalin
Allen Zhu
Bo Ilsoe
David Tang
Daniel Niemi

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