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Airborne Entertainment – Profile

July 27, 2004

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HQ: Montreal, Canada
Founded: 2001
Management: Canadian Garner Bornstein is CEO. His bio lets on that he made a small fortune when he sold his Web development firm Generation Net – enough to buy a 100 acre cattle ranch in downtown Montreal.

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Garner Bornstein
: Completed $22M B round in July 2004 led by Insight Venture Partners $6.3M A round in December 2001 with Bell Mobility Investments, and Telesystem Ltd.
Business Model: Aggregates and distributes – via WAP phones – games, applications, messaging services, ringtones, and photos in partnership with world’s top brands such as Maxim, Food Network, Wine Spectator, and the creepy Left Behind series.
Competitors: Sorrent, Jamdat Mobile , Digital Chocolate and Game Play Mobile.
Dirt: Relatively unknown in the US, where WAP can’t be found, but thriving elsewhere. Company began as a humor site — the President is a self-styled comedian. Here he deadpans that humor is the great Canadian export.


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