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March 30, 2015 11:06 AM ET

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Company Overview of Outbrain Inc.

Company Overview

Outbrain Inc. provides a content discovery platform. It offers Outbrain that enables the users to connect with engaged audiences, enhance the user experiences, expose content in context to people, and gain actionable insights to refine media strategies. The company’s Outbrain looks beyond related links to help people find interesting content through personalized recommendations. It also offers Amplify API, which enables marketers to programmatically manage and measure their content campaigns on the Outbrain platform. Outbrain Inc. was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in New York, New York with additional offices in Netanya, Israel; London, United Kingdom; Paris, France; Munich, Germany; ...

39 West 13th Street

3rd floor

New York, NY 10011

United States

Founded in 2006

Phone:

646-867-0149

Fax:

212-677-1372

Key Executives for Outbrain Inc.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and General Manager of Israel
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer and Director
Age: 43
Executive Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Outbrain Inc. Key Developments

Le Monde Group and Outbrain Signs Exclusive Multi-Year Agreement

Le Monde Group and Outbrain announced details of an exclusive multi-year agreement that will see Le Monde Group deploy the full suite of Outbrain solutions. With the commitment of Outbrain to meet its content guidelines and to strictly respect its journalistic independence, Le Monde Group has decided to use Outbrain's technology to enhance the media company's digital strategy and seamlessly surface content across its global portfolio of sites. The partnership is expected to generate a significant digital revenue increase for Le Monde over the course of the agreement. Le Monde was an early adopter of Outbrain's content recommendation and editorial decision-making solutions for its homepage, and the publisher will now use Outbrain exclusively across its portfolio of 8 sites, including: desktop, mobile, smart phone and tablet apps. Already widely adopted in Le Monde's newsroom, Outbrain will now roll out tools that support decision-making with predictive analytics and algorithmically generated cross-site content recommendations across the Le Monde Group's portfolio of 8 sites to support the work of its editorial teams. Le Monde Group will also leverage Outbrain's premium publisher network to drive incremental engaged audiences to its digital properties, and use data to improve personalization and engagement across desktop, mobile, smart phone and tablet apps.

Taboola.com and Outbrain Reportedly Seeking Financing

Outbrain Inc. is reportedly mulling an IPO in U.S. at a valuation of about $1 billion and Taboola.com Ltd. is in the final stages of a pre-IPO funding round. “Outbrain is planning an IPO in the U.S. at a valuation of about $1 billion, and Taboola is in the final stages of a pre-IPO funding round,” according to people familiar with the companies' plans. “Outbrain filed confidentially with U.S. regulators to go public in the first quarter of 2015,” according to people familiar with the matter who declined to be identified because the information isn't public. “It hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to manage the offering, and may seek a valuation of about $1 billion,” the people said. “Taboola raised more than $100 million in a funding round arranged by Credit Suisse Group AG that will be finalized in the coming weeks,” a person familiar with the matter said.

Outbrain Announces Executive Appointments

Outbrain announced the appointments of Anthony Hearne as Regional Director, SEA, India & New Markets, and Gulshan Verma as General Manager, SEA & India to drive Outbrain's expansion into other Asian markets in 2015. Anthony Hearne has spent the past 20 years serving in various marketing functions across agency, client and publisher businesses. His most recent role before Outbrain was Marketing Director of NewsCorp's paid content strategy in Australia. Gulshan brings to Outbrain over 15 years of experience in the digital media industry, having worked in Europe, North America and Asia. Previously the Country Manager of Outbrain India, he was responsible for leading the setup and growth of Outbrain in the country. Before Outbrain, he was with Komli Media as Chief Revenue Officer.

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