Mode media, a top 10 U.S. media property with 136 million unique users a month, was founded in Silicon Valley in 2004 with a simple, yet powerful idea--to help people discover relevant content by combining the power of human curation of premium content with technology that distributes the right content to the right people at the right time. Today, Mode Media is building the largest independent premium video and content platform for creators powered by distribution and streaming technology that delivers targets native videos, content and branded entertainment at scale in real-time. is an owned & operated social networking platform where creators can upload videos and build content stories. Content on Mode is curated by professional editors and distributed in user feeds--personalized by Mode content algorithm technology. Since launch six months ago, Mode has grown from zero to 21 million unique monthly users, and crossed over 1 billion streamed video views.

Founding Team

Samir Arora, CEO and Founder
Ernie Cicogna, EVP, CFO, and Co-founder
Fernando Ruarte, EVP, CTO, Native Ad Platform Engineering, and Co-founder


2011: Mode Media acquires Ning

The Initial Sprout

Art Berliner

Year Partnered