AOL Ventures, the venture capital arm of AOL, provides an entrepreneurial environment to attract and develop innovative initiatives

Focused on early stage investing in technology-centric consumer internet companies, we're primarily interested in giving talented founders the support they need to scale quickly and grow great companies. We typically focus on opportunities where we can combine the best of AOL's value with key aspects of the parent company's involvement.

We generally invest in Seed and Series A opportunities and are broadly interested in a variety of themes around content, advertising, local/mapping, paid services and communications.

While we accept business plans from everyone, we place higher priority on deals that are referred or endorsed by people that we know and trust – namely our portfolio companies, advisers, lawyers, entrepreneurs, accountants and friends. If you don't know us through a mutual connection, feel free to reach out to us via our various social media platforms, or email us your presentation of no more than 20 slides.

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  2. 14k+
    Hours volunteered globally in 2014
     
  3. Cannes Welcome Reception
     
  4. 15%
    Global advertising revenue growth YoY
     
  5. AOL Platforms

    10k+
    Publisher Partners
     
  6. 1
    in 13 Video Categories
     
  7. AOL video viewers have increased

    6x
    Year over year
     
  8. Programmatic Upfront
     
  9. 510%
    YoY growth for HuffPost Live video views
     
  10. AOLer Samantha Leibovitz says

    I love coming to work every day and being surrounded by such creative, passionate people.
     
 
  1. Make a Difference module on AOL.com

    15B
    Free impressions driven to causes in 2014
     
  2. AOL Digital NewFront
     
  3. Video

    90%
    Of Ad Age 100 Advertisers do business with AOL
     
  4. 250%
    Growth in programmatic revenue
     
  5. Video

    5B
    Video ad impressions served each month
     
  6. We award Blue Monsters to our top employees
     
  7. AOL.com

    #1
    In news
     
  8. AOLer Chris Nims says

    I've stayed at AOL for as long as I have because I love what I do, and I love the people with whom I do it.
     
  9. 2x
    Consumers are twice as likely to interact with ads that feature real-time content
     
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  1. Explore the stories of trailblazing women and inspire your own through MAKERS.com.
     
  2. 94M
    Monthly views globally on HuffPost
     
  3. Arianna Huffington at AdWeek
     
  4. 93%
    Cross-device user match rate
     
  5. Advertising.com

    3B+
    Global impressions per day
     
  6. 400%
    Increase in programmatic TV campaigns (ONE TV)
     
  7. Anytime, Anywhere Tech Support
     
  8. 9%
    Revenue growth in 2014
     
  9. MapQuest

    #2
    Mapping property
     
  10. Cambio

    The site #BUILTBYGIRLS for girls covers everything from video games and coding to fashion and celebrities to entertain and inspire girls to achieve their goals.