In this session, Bruce Croxon of BNN’s The Disruptors sits down with Diply Co-founders Dean Elkholy and Taylor Ablitt for an exclusive Social Media Week fireside chat.
Diply is a leading social entertainment media publisher with a growing audience now over 71M users across multiple digital platforms. With a unique blend of lifestyle content targeting North American millennials, Diply currently generates 1.4B+ video views and 5B+ social impressions monthly on its website and owned and operated channels. Diply’s offices are in New York, Chicago, Toronto, and London Ontario.
Taylor Ablitt, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Diply
Taylor Ablitt is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Diply, a leading social entertainment publisher. A member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), Ablitt was named as one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40® honorees for 2017, the 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year (EY), and Top 20 Under 40 recipient (Business London). In addition to integrating charitable initiatives into his professional work, Ablitt is highly active in his local community and volunteers with the Special Olympics and coaches softball and alpine skiing. A graduate of Western University’s Richard Ivey School of Business, Ablitt resides in London, Ontario.
About Bruce Croxon:
Bruce Croxon made his mark as a digital pioneer by co-founding Lavalife and revolu8onizing how people connect. Under his direction, he grew this early tech start-up into the marquee brand in online da8ng with over two million users. Partner, chairman and CEO, Croxon helped lead the company’s growth from four to 600 employees, and achieving revenue of just under $100 million. AUer its spectacular rise, he led the sale of the company for $180 million dollars. Since that 8me, Bruce has been ac8ve as both an investor and advisor in early stage companies in the technology and hospitality sectors, con8nuing to expand the reach of his entrepreneurial successes. As an ex Dragon on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, he adds a broad range of businesses and products to his porXolio that tap into his passion for digital media, health and marke8ng. Croxon currently helms Round13, a company dedicated to investment in growth stage digital Canadian companies. He currently co hosts The Disruptors on BNN and CTV, a weekly show spotligh8ng Canadian business and believes our entrepreneurs can hold their own with anyone in the world.