Glispa acquires mobile native advertising firm Avocarrot

Anne Freier | September 15, 2016

Mobile Advertising

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Glispa, the San-Francisco based mobile advertising technology firm, has just acquired Avocarrot, the mobile native advertising SSP, to expand its own native ad monetization endeavours for app developers. Avocarrot also provide programmatic ad and RTB solutions for automated buying and selling of mobile ads. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.
Glispa buys Avocarrot
The addition certainly adds quite a few new options for Glispa demand partners including an immediate programmatic marketplace. Glispa however isn’t exactly new to the native ad game and Avocarrot will be integrated into Glispa’s Ampiri Mediation platform to allow developers to monetize app inventory via programmatic and non-programmatic allocation.
Conno Christou, Co-Founder, Avocarrot, says:

“This is a key time in ad tech for a powerful player to cut through the noise in the app economy. Glispa’s strong advertising footprint across 187 countries and our leading technology in programmatic native monetization provides tremendous value for our existing and future app partners. We couldn’t be more excited to join forces with Glispa.”

This adds a range of new features to Ampiri, including a RTB exchange for media buyers, trading desks and DSPs to purchase native ad inventory programmatically, access to over 25 DSPs and ad networks globally, as well as an ad server that app developers and publishers can utilize to launch ad campaigns or cross promotions of their own products.
Avocarrot’s founders Conno Christou, Georgios Makkoulis, Giorgos Eracleous, Panagiotis Papageorgiou and 14 of its engineers will join the Ampiri team.
Gary Lin, Founder and CEO of Glispa Global Group, says:

“Avocarrot brings immediate value to Glispa Global Group and together we’re offering one of the top independent, native advertising solutions on the market today. With two acquisitions this year and the launch of the Ampiri native ad mediation platform we’re solidly positioned to drive monetization for app developers and help them reach their full revenue potential.”

Avocarrot’s programmatic exchange will be fully integrated with Ampiri to form a single SDK.
Freddy Friedman, Chief Product Officer of Glispa Global Group, adds:

“Together Glispa and Avocarrot have a distinct competitive advantage offering massive global scale for truly independent native advertising traffic. Most mobile monetization companies focus either on programmatic advertising or on ad mediation and we’ve now strategically combined both in the most seamless way.”

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