From the battlefield to the boardroom. How former soldier Adam Singola built Taboola

Taboola founder Adam Singolda in the latest OMR Podcast

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Adam Singolda at OMR Festival 2017 (Image: OMR / Simon Hollmann).

Adam Singolda spent 7 years in the Israeli Army as a tech analyst. In 2007, not even a year after getting out, he founded Taboola, a content discovery startup and just a few months after that, he packed up and set off for New York. A decade later, Taboola has expanded its global workforce at its 14 locations to 800 and is projected to hit over USD 1 billion in revenue this year. In this episode of the OMR Podcast, he talk about the industry is changing to accommodate ads at the end of articles, why Facebook is his company’s biggest competitor and why an IPO doesn’t make sense at present.
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Is there an adtech giant on the rise in Poland?

Far from the usual European tech hubs lies Codewise—

Europe’s fastest-growing adtech startup

Das Codewise-Team (Quelle: Codewise.com)

Happy faces at Codewise (source: Codewise.com)

Revenue growth north of 13,000 percent (no, that’s not a typo) from 2011 to 2015 and a purported “annual run rate” of USD 50 million: figures that would impress no matter the market—but even more so when you find out that online startup Codewise isn’t based in Silicon Valley, but Krakow, Poland. Is there a hidden champion in central Europe poised to explode? We took a look to find out if the hype is real or just a bunch of smoke.
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OMR Podcast, Episode 6: Facebook VP Ads and Business Platform Andrew Bosworth

OMR Podcast Special: Andrew “Boz” Bosworth, the inventor of Newsfeed and author of Ads at Facebook drops by the OMR Podcast during OMR Festival 2017

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Andrew “Boz” Bosworth on the Conference stage at OMR Festival 2017.

He was once Mark Zuckerberg’s teaching assistant at Harvard and later followed him to Facebook as the 9th employee ever after a two-year interlude at Microsoft. In his time at FB, Boz has left an indelible mark on the company developing Newsfeed and pushing mobile ads. Today, he is VP of Ads and Business Platform Silicon Valley behemoth. After delivering the opening keynote at OMR Festival 2017, Boz sat down with German marketing trailblazer and VC magician Florian Heinemann (Project A Ventures, Thrillist, Trivago and many more) to talk about the past, present and future at Facebook.
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