Born in Denmark and graduated at London Business School, to date Jimmy Maymann is experienced entrepreneur specialising in digital advertising, digital technology and new media strategy. He is also one of the lectors of the Red track at Webit Global Congress 2014.
Jimmy Maymann started his career in Denmark after graduation. In 2005 he co-founded GoViral and ‘focused on expanding the reach through a more sophisticated technology, stronger publishing platform, partners and more intelligent people and satisfied clients’. In January, 2011, GoViral was sold to AOL and just one week later, AOL announced it had acquired the biggest newspaper on the web, The Huffington Post, where Jimmy is now the CEO.
Jimmy’s focus within Huffington Post is to take his entrepreneurial skill-base and media know-how to grow and scale the Huffington Post Media Group suite of brands and expand them across international markets. The Huffington Post is reaching more than 90 million Unique Visitors globally (ComScore).
To date, The Huffington Post, has launched in Canada, UK, France (Le Huffington Post with Le Monde), Spain (El Huffington Post with El Pais), Italy (L’Huffington Post with La Repubblica), Japan (Huffington Post Japan with Asahi Shimbun), Germany (The Huffington Post Germany with Burda/Tomorrow Focus) and Brazil (Huffington Post with Abril) and South Korea (Huffington Post with Hankyoreh). India is going to be announced shortly.
Video is a key pillar in the expansion/monetization strategy and 1-year old ‘HuffPost Live’ is already delivering more than 100 million video streams on a monthly basis in the US.
From January, 2010, Jimmy Maymann is an angel investor. Until now he invested in 6 projects:
- Qriously – Measures sentiment on smartphones. Investor since September 2012
- GameAnalytics – Analytics for Gamedevelopers. Investor since October 2011
- Movellas – YouTube for Shortstories. Investor since August 2011
- OverWolf – Social Gaming Overlay. Investor since June 2011
- GateWay Japan – Online Brand/Retailer of Japanese Design. Investor since January 2010
- Business of Fashion (BOF) – The World’s leading fashion blog. Investor since March 2013
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