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BrightRoll

brightroll.com

Founded Year

2006

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$39.3M

Valuation

$0000 

Revenue

$0000 

About BrightRoll

BrightRoll is a video advertising network helping brands and agencies execute smart video ad campaigns. The BrightRoll platform offers mobile audience data from eXelate and BlueKai to fully managed and self-service customers via the company's programmatic buying console.

Headquarters Location

343 Sansome Street Suite 600

San Francisco, California, 94104,

United States

415-677-9222

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BrightRoll Patents

BrightRoll has filed 4 patents.

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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

3/14/2014

10/27/2020

Promotion and marketing communications, Wireless networking, Online advertising, Industrial computing, Network protocols

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Application Date

3/14/2014

Grant Date

10/27/2020

Title

Related Topics

Promotion and marketing communications, Wireless networking, Online advertising, Industrial computing, Network protocols

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Grant

Latest BrightRoll News

Pipedream lands $20M to connect disparate apps

May 17, 2022

Software integrations can be challenging. While serverless functions-as-a-service (FaaS) products like AWS Lambda, Google Cloud Functions, and CloudFlare Workers can help ease the complexity, they aren’t always the right fit for developers looking to deploy and run integrations with other software apps. Just ask the team at BrightRoll, the programmatic video advertising platform acquired by Yahoo! (full disclosure: TechCrunch’s parent company) in 2014, which ran 176 unique data pipelines to manage various app integrations. Frustrated by the process, Tod Sacerdoti, who co-founded BrightRoll before before a tenure at Flux Capital as an investor, teamed up with seven former BrightRoll  employees in product and engineering roles to found Pipedream , an integration platform for building workflows and connecting cloud services. Pipedream allows customers to create workflows with open source connectors to APIs and extensions coded in Node.js, Python, Go, or Bash for custom logic. Investors lined up behind the idea. Today, Pipedream announced that it raised $20 million in a funding round led by True Ventures with participation from CRV, Felicis Ventures, and the World Innovation Lab. Sacerdoti says that the proceeds will be put toward further developing Pipedream’s product, expanding the number of apps on the platform, and building out a go-to-market team. Pipedream’s app integration interface. “When BrightRoll was acquired, there was an internal team of ten employees called the ‘product hackers’ that was responsible for [app] integrations … While the business value of the team was massive, it took tremendous resources to build and manage the integrations. We felt there had to be a better way,” Sacerdoti told TechCrunch in an email interview. “When we interviewed our first 30 potential customers, one of them said, ‘This would be so valuable if it existed but it is impossible to build. It’s a Pipedream.’ Hence, our name.” Founded in 2019, Pipedream is akin to workflow automation platforms like Zapier, Integromat, Workato, and Mulesoft — albeit more developer-focused. Any user, customer, or partner can add an integration to the close-sourced portion of the platform, while developers can add proprietary or internal integrations that aren’t intended to be shared with the larger Pipedream community. For example, Sacerdoti says that many customers use Pipedream to interact with existing AI platforms, building integrations to leverage AI models such as OpenAI’s GPT-3 or a cloud service AI product from Google, Microsoft, or AWS. As of today, which marks the general release of the latest version of the Pipedream platform, customers get data stores to store and retrieve data across steps and workflows and single sign-on support. “A huge percentage of the software engineering being done today is integrating APIs, often called ‘glue code,'” Sacerdoti said. “Data engineering teams are nearly universally under-staffed and engineering leadership wants those teams working on the highest value parts of the business that only they can work on. Integrations rarely clear this bar and, as a result, integrations often don’t get prioritized. As enterprises look for automation and efficiencies, integrations are one of the most impactful and profitable efforts they can take.” Pipedream has a number of competitors in the workflow automation space, chiefly Zapier and the aforementioned FaaS products. Newer players include n8n , which provides a framework for users to synchronize data and workflows, and Merge , which helps its users build customer-facing integrations with third-party tools. But Pipedream’s business is booming nevertheless. Sacerdoti claims that the company has over 100 customers including Checkr and Scale AI and sees more than 600 developers sign up every day. Sacerdoti attributes part of the growth to the number of triggers and actions on Pipedream’s platform (thousands), which he believes positions the platform well against rivals. Image Credits: Pipedream It’s no coincidence that Pipedream’s success comes amid explosive growth in API — and software-as-a-service (SaaS) app — usage. According to a recent survey from RapidAPI, 61.6% of developers relied on APIs more in 2021 than in 2020. And Statista found that organizations worldwide in 2021 were using an average amount of 110 SaaS apps. That’s a lot of apps to connect, and developers tend to prefer API-forward approaches a la Pipedream’s for their simplicity. “With Pipedream, a single technical user can produce and maintain the same level of integrations that a team of ten could do previously. In addition, the integrations can be worked on collaboratively among a team and hosted/run in the cloud, allowing larger teams to be even more efficient,” Sacerdoti said. To date, 15-employee Pipedream has raised $22 million.

BrightRoll Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was BrightRoll founded?

    BrightRoll was founded in 2006.

  • Where is BrightRoll's headquarters?

    BrightRoll's headquarters is located at 343 Sansome Street, San Francisco.

  • What is BrightRoll's latest funding round?

    BrightRoll's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did BrightRoll raise?

    BrightRoll raised a total of $39.3M.

  • Who are the investors of BrightRoll?

    Investors of BrightRoll include Yahoo!, True Ventures, Adams Street Partners, Scale Venture Partners, Comerica and 8 more.

  • Who are BrightRoll's competitors?

    Competitors of BrightRoll include Extreme Reach and 8 more.

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