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Vungle

Vungle

Vungle (Vungle, Inc.) is startup which powers video advertisements inside of mobile apps and games.

Introduction

Vungle provides in-app video advertising technology that helps application developers to enhance their applications with video advertisements. The company’s offerings are facilitated via the Vungle SDK, which has built-in support for 'Vungle Exchange' & 'Vungle Direct' to monetize and maximize eCPM with Vungle’s HD videos.





Vungle's investors

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Offices

The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California with offices in London, Berlin, Beijing, Tokyo, Seoul, and Singapore.





Branding

Vungle's original logo was designed by co-founder Jack Smith:

























In June 2019, the company re-branded with a new logo:



Timeline

October 1, 2019

Blackstone Closes Acquisition of Vungle.

July 15, 2019

Blackstone Announces Agreement to Acquire Vungle

-Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that private equity funds managed by Blackstone ("Blackstone") have agreed to acquire Vungle.

June 17, 2019

Vungle rebrands logo and branding

May 31, 2017

Vungle is highlighted in Mary Meeker's "Internet Trends Report"

February 15, 2017

Vungle announces that it has hit a $300 Million revenue run rate

February 6, 2014

Vungle raises $17 million in Series B funding

February 2014

Vungle raises a $17,000,000 series B round from Crosslink Capital, AOL Ventures and Thomvest Ventures.

December 16, 2013

Vungle raises a $17,000,000 series B round from Seven Peaks Ventures, Uncork Capital, GV, Crosslink Capital, Webb Investment Network, Thomvest Ventures, AOL Ventures and AngelPad.

August 16, 2013

Vungle raises $6.5 million Series A funding

August 1, 2013

Vungle raises a $6,500,000 series A round from Crosslink Capital, AOL Ventures and SV Angel.

June 19, 2012

Vungle announces launch of $1 million developer fund and launch of their self-serve SDK

May 7, 2012

Mashable announces a web documentary series, which follows Vungle for a few weeks

May 2, 2012

Vungle raises a $2,000,000 seed round from SV Angel, Scott McNealy, Dino Vendetti, Thomas Korte, Crosslink Capital, Clint Chao, AOL Ventures and Lee Linden.

May 2, 2012

Vungle announces $2 Million seed funding

August 23, 2011

Vungle was founded by Zain Jaffer and Jack Smith.

August 23, 2011

Vungle incorporates in Delaware as Vungle, Inc. - which now wholly owns Vungle Limited as a UK subsidiary

August 2011

Founders Jack Smith and Zain Jaffer move to San Francisco, America to join the Fall 2011 batch of start-up incubator Angelpad. Receiving an investment of $120,000 in the process

January 27, 2011

Vungle is founded in 2011 by Jack Smith and Zain Jaffer. First incorporated in London, England as Vungle Limited

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David Silverman

Board member



Don Butler

Board member



Jack Smith

Co-Founder



Jeremy Bondy

VP, Revenue



Martin Price

VP, Product



Montgomery Kersten

Board member



Simon Yeh

VP, Engineering



Stephanie Douglass

VP, People



Zain Jaffer

Co-Founder



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October 1, 2019
WebWire
Blackstone (NYSE: BX ) announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone ("Blackstone") have completed the previously announced acquisition of Vungle, a leading performance marketing platform for in-app video advertisements on mobile devices. Vungle is trusted by publishers of more than 60,000 mobile apps worldwide, including top brands such as Rovio, Zynga, Pandora, Microsoft, and Scopely, among others. The company serves more than 4 billion video views per month over a billion u...
Anthony Ha
July 15, 2019
TechCrunch
Private equity firm Blackstone just announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire mobile advertising company Vungle. The companies aren't disclosing the financial terms, but as part of the transaction, Vungle has also reached a settlement with founder Zain Jaffer, who filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the company earlier this year. (Update: Multiple [...]

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