Nick is the founder and a Senior Managing Director of Progress Partners. He is a proven technology marketer and M&A banker with 20 years of experience working with early to mid-stage companies in mergers and acquisitions, capital raising, and business and partnership development. He is also an investor and advisor to early-stage technology companies as a Founding Partner at Progress Ventures, an early-stage venture fund that invests in media and marketing technology companies.
Through a strong network of ad agencies, media companies, and advertising brands, Nick focuses on generating new business for the firm and developing business, financing and strategic partnership opportunities for its clients.
Nick has significant transaction experience and has closed numerous digital media deals, including the sales of AdsWizz to Pandora, Going.com and PrecisionDemand to AOL, Teletrax to 4C Insights, Adazzle to Strata/Comcast, the acquisition of PureCars by Raycom (served as a buy-side advisor), and financings for various companies including Tremor Media, ContextWeb (PulsePoint), and MediaMath.
Nick is a graduate of Skidmore College and has served on the screening committee of Launchpad Venture Group. He currently holds investments in 20 early stage companies through his own investments and now through Progress Ventures.
Nick MacShane is a Series 79, 63, and 62 registered representative of an independent broker/dealer, Applied Capital. Member FINRA/SIPC.