SOURCE: Wider Wake Networks, Inc.

Wider Wake Networks, Inc.

March 02, 2010 10:00 ET

Angel Investor Network Wider Wake Adds Three New Digital Advertising and Business Veterans to Membership Team

Jesse Chenard, CEO of Image Space Media, Ian Cormack, Partner at Cormack Tansey Partners, and Maria Klink, Founder of Klipmart and Director of Rich Media for Doubleclick, Join Wider Wake

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) -   Specializing in the digital media industry, Wider Wake Networks, Inc. (www.widerwake.net) today announced the addition of three new digital advertising and business veterans to its membership team. Effective immediately, Jesse Chenard, CEO of Image Space Media, Ian Cormack of Cormack Tansey Partners and Maria Klink, founder of Klipmart and former director of Rich Media at Doubleclick, join Wider Wake's network as investment members.

Launched last November, Wider Wake's investment strategy is positioned differently from the majority of angel and early stage investment groups in that its members have significant personal experience in the digital media industry, take active roles in developing businesses at the earliest stages, and assist portfolio companies in launching and growing operations. In addition, Wider Wake members advise on structure at founding and subsequent fundraising, as well as launch and growth strategy, sales and marketing, technology and human resources, and given their experience and expertise can assist in a variety other areas.

More on new members of the team include:

  • Jesse Chenard, CEO of Image Space Media (www.imagespacemedia.com), the first and leading provider of in-picture advertising for the Internet, and co-founder of Tremor Media
  • Ian Cormack, partner at Cormack Tansey Partners, specializing in advising organizations on growth strategies
  • Maria Klink, founder of Klipmart and director of Rich Media services for DoubleClick

"Wider Wake only admits members who have significant experience in the digital media industry, and as such we afford the companies we work with access to not just funding, but equally importantly, access to the brain trust and 'swiss army knife' of talent that can help our portfolio realize their potential. Jesse, Ian and Maria are fantastic examples of this, and we welcome them into our team," said Paul Olliver, founding member and CEO of Wider Wake Networks.

Further information about Wider Wake can be found by visiting its Web site at www.widerwake.net.

About Wider Wake
Wider Wake Networks, Inc. is an angel investor network where its members exchange information about pre-screened, early stage, and potentially high yielding investment opportunities. In connection with Wider Wake's investments, the members are actively involved with entrepreneurs and their companies throughout their lifecycles. Wider Wake is different than the majority of angel syndicates and investment clubs in that it has a high degree of industry niche focus in digital media. To find out more about Wider Wake, please visit us at www.widerwake.net.

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