Nick MacShane

Founder and Senior Managing Director

“The past two years have been a turning point for emerging technologies, forcing entrepreneurs to recognize that going digital is no longer an option, but a necessity; accelerating their entry into the digital future is key to becoming resilient and ensuring their future growth.”

Nick founded Progress Partners in 2002, driven by his commitment to the power of the free media as one of America’s most important exports. He has since spent the last two decades building, investing in, and advising media and marketing technology companies, cultivating a solid network of ad agencies, media companies, and advertising brands while helping to shape the rapid evolution of the industry.

In addition to having closed dozens of digital media deals with Pandora, AOL, Comcast, Raycom, and more, plus with financing for Tremor Media, ContextWeb, and other marquee brands, he also worked alongside his partners to launch Progress Ventures, now in its fourth $35 million fund, focused on high-growth opportunities in the adtech/martech and media technology space. Nick currently holds investments in 20+ early-stage companies, both personally and through Progress Ventures.

“The past two years have been a turning point for emerging technologies, forcing entrepreneurs to recognize that going digital is no longer an option, but a necessity; accelerating their entry into the digital future is key to becoming resilient and ensuring their future growth.”

Nick founded Progress Partners in 2002, driven by his commitment to the power of the free media as one of America’s most important exports. He has since spent the last two decades building, investing in, and advising media and marketing technology companies, cultivating a solid network of ad agencies, media companies, and advertising brands while helping to shape the rapid evolution of the industry.

In addition to having closed dozens of digital media deals with Pandora, AOL, Comcast, Raycom, and more, plus with financing for Tremor Media, ContextWeb, and other marquee brands, he also worked alongside his partners to launch Progress Ventures, now in its fourth $35 million fund, focused on high-growth opportunities in the adtech/martech and media technology space. Nick currently holds investments in 20+ early-stage companies, both personally and through Progress Ventures.

Nick's Transactions

Progress Partners Advises Emerald X on its Acquisition of PlumRiver Technologies

BOSTON, MA and New York, NY -- January 6th, 2021 --