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  • Category Online Advertising
  • Investment Type Private Stocks Seller
  • Year Founded 2006
  • Amount Raised For 'Accredited Investors'
  • Available Offers Up to 50 offers available


Location: Netanya, Israel

Employees: 500-1000

Business Model: Advertising, B2B

Category: Media and Entertainment, Internet, Content Discovery

Geographic Markets: World-Wide

Company Overview:

Outbrain is a content discovery platform aimed towards online publishers.

The company’s content marketing module increases web traffic and revenue of the companies by providing recommended links across the web. Outbrain uses behavioral targeting to recommend interesting articles, posts, photos, or videos to readers, widely improving services offered by traditional “related items” widgets.

The recommendations shown are determined by machine learning techniques using thirty-four algorithms in different categories (such as contextual, behavioral, and personal) running in parallel to decide which content is relevant and interesting to each individual user.

Outbrain makes money by charging advertisers for recommending their content to visitors on other publishers’ sites.


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Yaron Galai
Co-Founder & CEO
Ori Lahav
Co- founder & CTO

Leading Investors:

  • GlenRock Israel

  • Lightspeed Venture Partners

  • Gemini Israel Ventures

  • Carmel Ventures

  • Index Ventures

  • HarbourVest Partners

  • Susquehanna Growth Equity

  • Rhodium

  • Vintage Investment Partners

  • Viola Ventures

Key Facts:

Outbrain has grown geographically from its original country of Israel, expanding their presence to 16 offices in 10 countries, including Brazil, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Singapore, Australia, Italy, Spain, and Japan.

Outbrain is one of the leading players in the content recommendation market with a 25% share as of May 2017, obtained through different partnerships with some of the world’s top publishers’ sites. The company reports serving an average of 200 billion recommendations each month, while reaching a global audience of 557 million people.

According to an article published by TechCrunch on April 28, 2017, Outbrain and its closest competitor Taboola were in advanced merger talks. There are no shreds of evidence that the deal was finalized.

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