Maven Completes Transaction, Now Publicly Traded; Hosts National Channel Partner Conference

SEATTLE (Dec. 13, 2016) -- TheMaven Network Inc. announced today that the Seattle-based digital media startup has consummated a previously announced transaction, bringing theMaven forward now as a publicly traded company (OTC Pink: MVEN).

In addition, CEO James Heckman and co-founders presented theMaven’s new network platform and vision at its first channel partner conference last week in Dallas, to 33 prestigious publishers, many of whom announced their intention to launch as “Founding Channel Partners.”

Thor Halvorssen, president of Human Rights Foundation, offered his reaction: “The vision presented was breathtaking. There in one room were the top leaders from a variety of fields and interests—in some cases from diametrically opposing viewpoints and causes—all standing firm in the need to control their own audience and platform. It was a unique experience and the promised technology has the potential to dramatically expand the level of transparency and integrity for community interaction.”

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theMaven’s team of engineers and executives are seasoned veterans of Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Yahoo!, Rivals. com, Scout Media, and the NFL. “Our new infrastructure is a big leap forward from previous network platforms we created, and it was gratifying to see publishers validate our design and business model by their enthusiasm to join the network,” said co-founder and CTO Ben Joldersma.

About theMaven:
theMaven is an expert-driven, group media network. Its platform provides value to independent publishers via broader distribution, greater engagement for their content and community, improved monetization through efficient advertising partnerships and membership programs, and tools to better manage their audience and growth. theMaven is currently signing contracts with Founding Channel Partners and expects to announce the first group of channels at launch, targeted for first quarter, 2017. For more information, visit the maven. net.

COMMENTS FROM THE DALLAS CONFERENCE:

CEO James Heckman and co-founders Bill Sornsin (COO) and Ben Joldersma (CTO) presented TheMaven’s new network platform and vision at its inaugural channel partner conference Dec. 7 at the Old Parkland investment campus in Dallas, attended by 33 prestigious publishers, many of whom announced their intention to launch as “Founding Channel Partners.”

Keynote speaker and board member Ross Levinsohn, former Yahoo! CEO, commented:

“TheMaven team has architected a brilliant platform for publishers to scale their message effectively and monetize their content, much as they did previously in sports.”

Additional comments from Dallas conference attendees:

“Such a professional and dynamic presentation...extremely informative, what a wonderful team… We are all in great hands.” -- Brigitte Perreault, Publisher, Perreault Magazine

“I had the opportunity to meet top publishers in the business and learn from some of the smartest visionaries in the world. Thank you for your vision and opening my eyes to all the possibilities.” -- David Tran, CEO, DOPE Media

"Kids in the House is joining Maven Network because we believe in their philosophy about gathering a select portfolio of publishers that consist of the most inspired minds, experts and influencers in the country.” -- Leana Green, founder and CEO, KidsInTheHouse. com

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