Samba TV

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Samba TV is a smart TV apps publishing and advertising company that provides users with interactive TV experiences. The Company's proprietary technology is built directly into a TV or set-top box in order to facilitate the recognition of onscreen content, both live and time-shifted. It uses insights and data to enable TV content recommendations, better advertising models and viewership analytics that transform television for the better.
TypePrivate
Founded2008
Websitesamba.tv
Employee Ratings3.3
Overall CultureC

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)280(-1%)
Cybersecurity ratingCMore

Key People/Management at Samba TV

Ashwin Navin

Ashwin Navin

Chief Executive Officer
Alvir Navin

Alvir Navin

Co-Founder, SVP Operations
David Harrison

David Harrison

Chief Technology Officer
Michael Farrow

Michael Farrow

Chief Financial Officer
Aden Zaman

Aden Zaman

SVP, Strategy & Business Development
Marc Bourget

Marc Bourget

SVP, Audience
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Samba TV Office Locations

Samba TV has an office in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA, US
123 Townsend St 5th Floor, San Francisco
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Samba TV Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2008

Samba TV total Funding

$46.5 m

Samba TV latest funding size

$7.50 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

Samba TV investors

Samba TV's latest funding round in April 2018 was reported to be $7.5 m. In total, Samba TV has raised $46.5 m
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Samba TV Cybersecurity Score

Cybersecurity ratingPremium dataset

C

76/100

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Samba TV Online and Social Media Presence

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Samba TV Company Culture

  • Overall Culture

    C

    72/100

  • CEO Rating

    A-

    80/100

  • Compensation

    C+

    69/100

  • Diversity

    C-

    72/100

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Samba TV News and Updates

Comscore Achieves Global Connected TV Footprint with New Samba TV Partnership

RESTON, Va., Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Comscore (NASDAQ: SCOR), a trusted partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, today announced its expanded TV measurement footprint driven by a new partnership with Samba TV, one of the leading cross-screen...

An M&A expert predicts 2020 will be a big deal for tech deals, with Tubi TV being snapped up and Samba TV getting sold

Adtech companies view TV as the next big area of growth, and this year has seen deals from Roku, Viacom, and LiveRamp take place to capture an increasing amount of ad dollars. Elgin Thompson, managing director of technology investment banking at JMP Securities, predicted that 2020 would be another…

Samba TV Acquires Wove, Expanding the Industry’s leading Connected TV Advertising and Technology Stack

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 03, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Samba TV, the leading provider of global TV data and audience analytics, today announced that it has acquired Wove, a data integration platform that will strengthen Samba’s advanced data onboarding and activation capabilities, opening the door for a…

Samba TV is acquiring a startup that helps direct-to-consumer brands like Parachute and Plated swap data to improve TV ad targeting

Ad-tech firm Samba TV has acquired Wove to help advertisers use first-party data in targeting and measuring TV ads. Wove, which works with direct-to-consumer brands like Frey, Plated, and Parachute, helps advertisers anonymously share data that's used for ad targeting in email and social media cam…

Samba TV books $30 mln Series B

San Francisco-based Samba TV, a TV audience platform provider, has secured $30 million in Series B financing. Union Grove Venture Partners led the round with participation from Disney, Interpublic Group, MDC Ventures, Time Warner, A+E Networks, TGM, Draper Associates and Ambition VC.

Samba TV Blogs

Ask a Samba TV Expert: Introducing Innovative AI-driven Picture Quality Technology for Movies, Live Sports, and Video Games: Samba TV Picture Perfect

This week, Samba TV announced its groundbreaking AI-powered Picture Perfect℠ technology to optimize picture quality in real-time. As part of Samba TV’s mission is to create a better viewing experience for everyone, this innovative technology is an important element of this cornerstone. The post Ask …

Ask a Samba TV Expert: Introducing Samba TV’s On-Demand Analytics Dashboard for Omniscreen Measurement

This week, Samba TV announced the completion of our Analytics Dashboard beta program and its adoption by several Fortune 500 customers. The post Ask a Samba TV Expert: Introducing Samba TV’s On-Demand Analytics Dashboard for Omniscreen Measurement appeared first on Samba TV.

Drawn-out Election Gives Cable’s Talking Heads Big Tune-in Gains

Election night 2020 rightly brought big audiences to the cable news channels, but as Tuesday turned to Wednesday and the race was too close to call, viewers eagerly tuned-in to get the latest updates. The post Drawn-out Election Gives Cable’s Talking Heads Big Tune-in Gains appeared first on Samba …

Advertisers Acclimate to Shelter-in-Place and Rebound in Q3

When the shelter-in-place orders first went into effect across states in the second quarter, TV advertisers understandably pulled back on budgets and strategy while the world figured out just what this meant. However, as we entered the third quarter, we saw advertisers adapt to the “new normal” and …

Tracking the Downward Trend of 2020’s Award Shows

Live awards show broadcasts have always been a staple in tentpole TV viewership, drawing in the who’s who from Hollywood and massive audiences to witness the world’s most prestigious honors from their living rooms. And while the ratings for awards shows have declined, the major awards shows don’t se…

How to Provide a Valuable International Intern Program in a Pandemic

The pandemic has impacted businesses in a variety of ways as we’ve had to navigate the transition to a fully remote staff and updating recruiting and onboarding practices in this new virtual setting. For the past three summers, Samba TV’s engineering team creates and the recruiting team launches a p…
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Samba TV Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Samba TV founded?

    Samba TV was founded in 2008.

  • Who are Samba TV key executives?

    Samba TV's key executives are Ashwin Navin, Alvir Navin and David Harrison.

  • How many employees does Samba TV have?

    Samba TV has 280 employees.

  • Who are Samba TV competitors?

    Competitors of Samba TV include TvadSync, Kaltura and TVSquared.

  • Where are Samba TV offices?

    Samba TV has an office in San Francisco.

  • How many offices does Samba TV have?

    Samba TV has 1 office.