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

Investors include:

  • GV (formerly known as Google Ventures)
  • AOL Ventures
  • Thomvest Ventures
  • Crosslink Capital
  • SV Angel
  • Uncork Capital (formerly known as SoftTech VC)
  • Webb Investment Network
  • 500 Startups
  • Seven Peaks Ventures
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, Thomvest Ventures and AOL Ventures.
December 16, 2013
Vungle raises a $17,000,000 series B round from GV, Thomvest Ventures, Uncork Capital, Crosslink Capital, AOL Ventures, Seven Peaks Ventures, AngelPad and Webb Investment Network.
August 16, 2013
Vungle raises $6.5 million Series A funding
August 1, 2013
Vungle raises a $6,500,000 series A round from SV Angel, Crosslink Capital and AOL Ventures.
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Funding rounds

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Vungle Series B round

Vungle announced on February 7, 2014 that it had raised $17 million in a series B round of funding.

17,000,000
December 16, 2013
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2014
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People

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Role
LinkedIn

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

Co-Founder

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Behind The Launch

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News

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February 17, 2021
WebWire
Liftoff, a global performance-based mobile app marketing optimization platform, today announced the launch of the Post-IDFA Alliance, a partnership of mobile marketing technology companies focused on addressing the concerns of mobile marketers and app publishers in the wake of Apple's recent update to their IDFA policies. The alliance, which includes Liftoff, Fyber, Chartboost, InMobi, Vungle and Singular, represents a broad spectrum of companies instrumental to the mobile advertising in...
Aarki
January 20, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Aarki, an award-winning AI-enabled marketing platform for mobile advertising, is pleased to announce its integration with Vungle, a leading...
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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