Ad-Tech Mavens Back 'Founder-Friendly' Investment Syndicate

Ari Paparo, Ben Barokas, JT Batson and Joe Zawadski among supporters of First Party Capital

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After a period in the doldrums during the mid-2010s, the number of mergers and acquisitions plus IPOs in ad tech suggests the good times are back.

This time around, some of the sector’s more notable names are looking to fund the next generation of ad-tech and mar-tech companies as emerging channels. Looming over the proceedings, however, is the specter of increasing government scrutiny that could introduce further complexity to the space.

First Party Capital, a recently launched investment syndicate, is positioning itself as a “founder-friendly” financing solution for early stage ad-tech and mar-tech startups, in particular those outside the U.S.



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