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This Week in VC with Jim Armstrong of Clearstone

Both Sides of the Table

Had a great chat with Jim Armstrong who is a General Partner at  Clearstone Venture Partners today on TWiVC. Segment Two: “Deal of the Week”.

Rubicon Project Opens London Office

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Santa Monica-based internet advertising firm the Rubicon Project said Thursday that the firm has officially opened up its London offices, and hired on a Director to handle UK publishers. Tags: rubicon project executive international london advertising optimization software READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Signs New York Advertising Firm

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Katz 360 Sales said it is using Rubicon Project's Internet advertising infrastructure to customize content and audience selections for its advertisers. Rubicon Project provides online Internet advertising infrastructure for publishers, which optimizes the advertising placed on their web sites. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Mark Suster, GRP Partners

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So we think we're the right size for the market in 2009. We're also looking at technology in the retail sector, or which touch the retail supply chain--things like out of home advertising, software to optimize the retail supply chain, and other related areas because we know the retail sector so well. We're taking it seriously. more).

Rubicon Releases Ad Numbers For News Publishers

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the online advertising optimization software firm headed by Frank Addante, released new traffic and customer numbers Monday, saying that the company is now serving up ads for 8 of the top 15 newspaper publishers in the U.S. Tags: project newspaper rubicon publishing advertising READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Taps Firm to Sell Premium Ads

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Santa Monica-based Rubicon Project has tapped a New York company, Katz 360 Sales, to sell premium display ads to advertisers, the firms announced today. Rubicon Project provides online Internet advertising infrastructure for publishers, which optimizes the advertising placed on their web sites. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon: CPMs Up For Ad Publishers

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , which provides online advertising optimization for web publishers, reports this morning that its latest advertising market survey finds that CPMs are up "significantly" in Q2. Rubicon is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, and IDG Ventures, and has raised $33M in funding.

Rubicon Opens Office In Australia, Hires Away Googler

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According to Rubicon, which provides online advertising optimization software and services, it has hired on Kaylie Smith as Managing Director in Sydney to head up its Australian and Asian operations. Tags: executive asia advertising online project rubcion READ MORE>>.

Rubicon: CPMs Flat, Seeing Revenue Growth

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the venture funded online advertising effort run by Frank Addante, is reporting this morning that advertising CPMs were flat in Q4, even as the firm said it had an 30 percent growth in revenue across its publishers. Tags: project rubicon report advertising READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Raises $9M More

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , which provides Internet advertising optimization services to publishers, announced today that it has raised $9M more. The Series C funding was led by the GE/NBCU Peakcock Equity Fund, and also included Clearstone Venture partners and Mayfield Fund. READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Project Hires International VP

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Rubicon, which provides online advertising optimization for web publishers, said that Stevens joins form MySpace, where he was SVP of Audience and also VP of MySpace's European operations. Rubicon is venture backed by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, and IDG Ventures. Stevens has also previously served at Silverpop.

Rubicon Projects Raises $13M More

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , which operates an online advertising optimization service, is announcing this morning that the firm has raised $13M more in a combination of equity and debt. Rubicon Project operates a service which helps online publishers optimize which advertising networks to use on their web sites, to improve their CPMs.

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Rubicon Project: Online CPMs Up 34 Percent In Q4

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Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the online ad optimization firm, said today that its analysis finds that online spending in Q4 of 2009 was up, resulting in an increase in CPMs by 34%. Rubicon said it expects 2010 to be a "strong year" for digital advertising. Tags: rubicon project advertising publishing online READ MORE>>.

Rubicon Projects Hires Investment Banker

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Rubicon also said in its announcement that it had year-over-year growth of 270%, and that during 2009 it made its first acquisition, of technology firm Others Online. Rubicon has raised over $42M in funding from Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures and GE/NBC Universal's Peacock Equity Fund. READ MORE>>.