Are Traasdahl

Founder & CEO


Crisp Founder and CEO, Are has more than 20 years of executive experience in mobile and digital technology. Prior to Crisp, Are was Founder & CEO of Tapad Inc, which he sold in 2016 as one of New York’s largest venture-backed exits. Prior to Tapad, he founded Thumbplay, a mobile entertainment service now called iHeartRadio.

Traasdahl is a frequent contributor to the press, and has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, Ad Age, Nasdaq and more. He was named Global Startup Awards Founder of the Year in 2016 and EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014.