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ABOUT HANGIT

The HangIt™ Platform enables app publishers and marketers to electronically “hang” messages and marketing anywhere and have their target customers notified on their smartphones when they get there. HangIt was founded on the principle that mobile location on smartphones changes everything.

With HangIt, app publishers and marketers can get in front of their customers at precisely the right place and time and deliver a rich notification that is sure to get their attention.

MANAGEMENT TEAM
Jason Hogg
Jason Hogg

CHAIRMAN & FOUNDER

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Prior to founding Hangit LLC, Jason was President of American Express Serve Enterprise where he was responsible for online, commerce and international platforms within the Enterprise Growth Group. Jason is the inventor of a global platform that supports; Bluebird by American Express and Walmart, as well as American Express Serve, a full service reloadable prepaid account. Jason also managed American Express' joint venture with LianLian in China, where he was responsible for strategy, product development, marketing, technology, IT, business development and finance. Jason joined American Express when Revolution Money, Inc. was acquired in November 2009. As Founder, President and CEO of Revolution Money, Inc., he built an alternative payment company, comprised of a PCI compliant system of record, prepaid operating system and payment network composed of over 1 million merchants. Prior to American Express, Jason co-founded MBNA Canada and served as Chief Business Development Officer, establishing the bank’s business development and marketing operations that led to $1 billion in receivables. During his five years with MBNA America, Jason held executive positions in Loss Prevention, Credit, Compliance, Sales and Marketing. Jason co-founded MBNA’s Sports Marketing practice, now a $4 billion receivables business, as well as founded MBNA’s credit counseling subsidiary, Financial Management Services, Inc. Jason’s experience also includes COO and President positions at two technology organizations, Medsite, Inc. and HorizonLive, Inc. which were sold to WebMD and Blackboard, respectively. He is also a former Special Agent with the FBI. Jason earned his MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, where he teaches entrepreneurship and innovation as a Senior Lecturer. He earned his BA from Colby College.
Nicholas Johns
Nicholas Johns

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & CO-FOUNDER

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Nicholas co-founded HangIt with Jason Hogg, and leads the company in the role of Chief Executive Office. Nicholas crafted HangIt’s initial patent filing in 2011 and is currently responsible for architecting HangIt’s contextually-aware, location-based platform. Nicholas has spent the last two decades as a technology senior executive, having served as a Vice President of Technology at American Express and General Counsel for Revolution Money. Prior to these leadership roles, he practiced as an intellectual property law as an attorney at Merchant & Gould from 1999 to 2006 At Revolution Money, Nicholas closed $100M in financings, and led the company through the process of transaction to American Express for a sale price in excess of $300M in 2010. In the wake of the sale to American Express, Revolution Money was rebranded as Serve, which is the fastest growing bank-on-a-card product in America today. At American Express, Nicholas functioned as a technology executive, architecting DevExchange, which is an Open API platform used by business units across the organization. DevExchange is used to support many of Serve’s most successful partnerships. Nicholas has deep experience in intellectual property, having architected Revolution Money’s intellectual property, which today includes twenty-seven issued patents in the United States alone, including some of American Express’s most important patents. Nicholas holds JD from New York University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University.

PRESS RELEASE October 7, 2014

HangIt Raises $6.2 Million Seed Funding to Disrupt Mobile Marketing

“The HangIt platform is a blank sheet approach which makes using mobile location fast, easy and free to app developers and publishers so that they can create contextually relevant experiences for smartphone users,” Hogg said. “Our first products on the platform will disrupt the mobile advertising industry by creating new marketing channels that deliver increased relevance and revenue to app developers and publishers by reaching and redirecting customers when they are ready to buy.”…