Nick Gonzalez is the co-founder of Nervora which represents regional advertising for word-class digital publications in the MENA region. Nervora reach millions of readers of well-known global brands such as the Conde Nast (e.g. Wired, Vogue, GQ, etc.), CBS Interactive, Hearst Media, Viacom, and Gawker Media.
In 2008, Nick worked for SocialMedia.com which was set to create a new type of advertising that leveraged social connections to more effectively target and spread advertising messages. While starting as one of the largest advertising networks on the Facebook platform, SocialMedia.com branched out to power social advertising for MySpace until it was acquired by Living Social in 2011.
Nick was the first employee of TechCrunch.com. He joined the editor, Michael Arrington, to cover the burgeoning startup scene in the SF Bay Area from his house in Atherton. As a startup, he wore several hats to keep TechCrunch running in the early days, including writing, researching, and managing the original TechCrunch website.
TechCrunch grew to be one of Technorati’s top ten blogs on the internet. It was featured in a Business 2.0 article focused on blogging for dollars. It later sold to AOL in 2010 for an undisclosed amount.