Status
Acquired by AOL on April, 2008
Funding Received
$3.5 Million in 2 Rounds from 11 Investors
Founded:
June, 2005
Headquarters:
New York, NY
Description:
Surphace provides contextual content tools enabling online publishers to create an engaging reader experience.
Founders:
Toni Schneider, Steve Nieker, Martin Remy, Tony Conrad
Categories:
Curated Web
Website:
http://surphace.com

Detailed Description

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Surphace (formerly Sphere) provides contextual content tools that make connections between text, video, photos and ads. Surphace helps online publishers create a more engaging reader experience leading to longer time spent on site and increased PVs per visit along with a new incremental revenue stream. Surphace is currently integrated into over 150,000 leading sites and is live on over 1.2 Billion monthly article pages across the web.

Surphace's core technology is a patent-pending process utilizing Sphere’s proprietary Content Genome.™ The Content Genome™ was developed specifically to deliver high-precision, low-cost (automated) related content delivery in dynamic online publishing and news environments. Unlike many other solutions, the Content Genome™ does not require a taxonomy or training — Surphace can index any text artifacts, or media with associated text, and generate related content out of the box. Integration time on the publishers’ side is minimal, and no additional meta-data is required.

Surphace has a broad range of partners including leading A-list publishers, micro-publishers and independent blogs.

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Past Team (11)

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Products (1)

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Investors (11)

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Offices/Locations (3)

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  • Office

    770 Broadway

    5th Floor

    New York, NY 10003

    USA

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    Seattle, WA

    USA

  • Office

    Denver, CO

    USA

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