4 Acquisitions
Total Equity Funding
$194M in 8 Rounds from 11 Investors
Netanya, HaMerkaz
Outbrain is a content discovery platform providing publishers a service for recommended links to increase traffic and generate revenue.
Internet, Content Discovery, Media and Entertainment

Company Details


Outbrain (www.outbrain.com) is the leading content discovery platform, reaching a highly engaged audience through distribution on top publisher sites, including CNN, Fox News, Hachette Filipacchi Media, Mashable, MSNBC and Slate. Outbrain provides publishers a service for recommended links to increase traffic and generate revenue.

Outbrain also works with brands and agencies including Starcom, Digitas, Mindshare, American Express, P&G, Colgate-Palmolive, General Mills and Exxon, offering a way to distribute content alongside publisher's own editorial recommendations. Outbrain acquired content recommendation platform Surphace (formerly known as Sphere) in February 2011. Founded in 2006, the company is headquartered in New York with offices in London, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, DC, Paris, Hamburg and Netanya, Israel, and is backed by Index Ventures, Carmel Ventures, Gemini Israel Funds, GlenRock Israel, Rhodium and Lightspeed Venture Partners.

Funding Rounds (8) - $194M

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
May, 2016$45M / Private Equity0
Jul, 2015$50M / Private Equity1
Oct, 2013$35M / Series E8
Dec, 2011$35M / Series D3
Feb, 2011$11M / Series C6
Feb, 2009$12M / Series B6
Feb, 2008$5M / Series A5
Jan, 2007$1M / Seed2

Acquisitions (4)

Mar 3, 2016Unknown
Mar 7, 2013Unknown
Dec 11, 2012Unknown
Dec, 2012Unknown

Current Team (27)


Competitors (10)

  • ayboll enables publishers, bloggers and brands to get more value from their online content without covering it in unseemly banners.
  • Crowd Ignite provides technology that enables publishers to track popular content and improve web traffic.
  • Disqus is a blog comment hosting service offering a platform for social integration, social networking, user profiles, analytics and more.
  • Our mission is to personalize the web. We specifically focus on content personalization, surfacing the best organic and native ad content.
  • nRelate is a related-content company that provides company websites with tips, reviews, and articles to increase reader activity.
  • Plista is a data-driven platform that provides solutions for targeted digital advertising and content distribution.
  • Revcontent is the world’s fastest growing content recommendation network with 200 billion content recommendations a month.
  • SezWho is a distributed context, rating, and reputation system for social media sites such as blogs, forums, wikis and discussion boards.

Customers (1)

  • Time is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City that features economic, technology, entertainment, and other news.

Offices/Locations (2)

  • Israel

    6 Arieh Regev St. Sappir

    Industrial Park

    Netanya, HaMerkaz 42504


  • New York

    116 E. 16th Street

    12th Floor

    New York, New York 10003

    United States

Images (2)


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