Rubicon Project Among Cloud Top 500

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Rubicon Project Strengths, Domain Expertise, and Key Differentiators

Rubicon Project is a leading technology company automating the buying and selling of advertising. Relentless in its efforts for innovation, Rubicon Project has engineered one of the largest real-time cloud and Big Data computing systems, processing trillions of transactions within milliseconds each month.

The company’s pioneering technology created a new model for the advertising industry – similar to what NASDAQ did for stock trading. Rubicon Project’s automated advertising platform is used by the world’s leading publishers and applications to transact with top brands around the globe.

Founded in 2007, Rubicon Project’s mission is to keep the Internet free and open and fuel its growth by making it easy and safe to buy and sell advertising. Rubicon Project pioneered advertising automation technology to enable the world’s leading brands, content creators and application developers to trade and protect trillions of advertising requests each month and to improve the advertising experiences of consumers.

Rubicon Project Recent Developments

In March 2019, Rubicon Project implemented The Trade Desk’s unified ID solution onto their digital advertising exchange. The unified ID solution allows for increased coverage, more relevant advertising and faster load times, which benefit all parties from advertisers to consumers. This joint effort and implementation aim to improve match rates and identity resolution outside of walled gardens.

In May 2019, Rubicon Project released Demand Manager. Demand Manager is a new service that makes it easy for large publishers to deploy, configure, and optimize their own Prebid-based header bidding solutions. Discovery Inc., Publishers Clearing House, AutoTrader, Southern Cross Austereo, and Domain were among the first clients to integrate Demand Manager into their daily operations.

In October 2017, Rubicon Project launched an open-source server-side header bidding solution in closed beta. As a founding member of, a consortium dedicated to the development of open-source seller monetization tools, Rubicon Project built this solution based on standards that are neutral, adaptable and transparent to all industry players.

In September 2017, AppNexus and Rubicon Project announced the creation and launch of, Inc., an independent organization dedicated to the development and promotion of open-source header bidding solutions and other open-source tools to drive publisher monetization.

A collaborative effort of industry partners, is open to all parties advocating for unbiased and efficient monetization solutions and a digital advertising ecosystem that thrives through fair competition.

In August 2017, Rubicon Project launched a new OutStream video advertising solution and successfully rolled it out to more than 300 premium publishers on its exchange. The new, proprietary solution leverages the widely-adopted video player from JW Player, the world’s largest network-independent video platform.

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Rubicon Project Customers in ARTW Customer Database

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Rubicon Project Key Enterprise and Cloud Applications

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Rubicon Project Customers - Breakdown by Geo, Size, Vertical and Product

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Hundreds of ad networks, agency trading desks, and demand-side platforms use the REVV Real Time Trading platform to conduct over 120 billion trades per month.

In 2018, the Rubicon Project reached more than 23,000 video buyers. During this period, Rubicon Project added new video inventory from premium publishers including Univision/FMG, Spotify, Flipboard and Gannett/USA Today Network. The company also onboarded 200 accounts and 2,000 new sites.


Customer wins includes Tapjoy, Cadreon, IPG Mediabrands’, Gameloft Advertising Solutions, AdMore, Zynga, Choueiri Group, Adspace Networks, Inc., Captivate, BITPOSTER, Comcast Spotlight, InMobi, Jumpstart Automotive Group, Business Insider, Future plc, Publicitas and DigitasLBi, and more.

Both InMobi and Jumpstart are using Rubicon apps to build private exchanges.

Rubicon Project Market Opportunities, M&A and Geo Expansions

In July 2017, Rubicon Project acquired nToggle, a technology company that makes it easier and more cost-effective for programmatic buyers to find the inventory they’re looking for among the billions of bid requests they receive each day. The technology will be made available on the Rubicon Project platform in the coming months, giving buyers the option to utilize the bid request optimization technology.

Rubicon Project Risks and Challenges

Rubicon is shaking up the digital advertising market, which in itself is disrupting the overall ad market. The onslaught of mobile devices, coupled with new media channels, poses as many opportunities as risks for upstarts like Rubicon.

The good news is Rubicon seems to be getting a bigger piece of the digital advertising spend. If the rate of increase for managed revenue continues to soften, Rubicon may need to boost pricing further or add more value in order to sustain its own revenue growth.

Rubicon Project Ecosystem, Partners, Resellers and SI

During 2018, the advertising company added 3 additional DSP partners, bringing the total to 79. Rubicon sells its solution to buyers and sellers through its global direct sales team, which operates from various locations around the world including the ones in New York, San Francisco, Paris, Hamburg, and London.

Additionally, Rubicon is expanding into Latin America with a new office in Sao Paulo, following its recent expansion in Asia and Japan.

In July 2017, Rubicon Project and Kiip, a leading mobile marketing and monetization platform partnered to bring the power of automation to its highly engaging “Moments” platform.

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