Freestar Recap: August 2020

Freestar In The Press

Freestar Press Release: Freestar Announces Acquisition of Vdopia’s Chocolate App Mediation Platform, Adding Additional Features and Integration Options to its Fully-Managed App Monetization Solution

“Freestar, the leading monetization partner for content publishers, e-commerce sites, and app developers, continues to show incredible growth as it acquires Vdopia’s Chocolate app mediation technology, which is now integrated into the company’s in-app monetization platform that launched in 2018.  The combined technology allows Freestar to seamlessly power monetization for apps built on nearly any platform with access to all major formats and demand sources via a single SDK.”


Freestar Press Release: Freestar Ranks 36 on The 2020 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Fastest Growing Companies

“Freestar announced today that it is No. 36 on the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Its three-year revenue growth rate of 7,239% allowed the boot-strapped company to be one of only three companies in the last decade to stay in the top 100 the year after a No. 1 ranking. Freestar is the fastest-growing company in the State of Arizona and the third fastest-growing Advertising and Marketing company in the country on the 2020 Inc. 5000 list.”


Nine Arizona companies, led by Freestar, make prestigious Inc. 500 list
“Last year’s fastest-growing company in Arizona has held on to that spot this year, according to Inc. magazine’s latest ranking…”



Blog/LinkedIn Posts

Why I Chose Freestar Over Facebook – Premesh Purayil
“In today’s world, ten years at one company in tech equates to multiple lifetimes. Likely driven by the nature of the startup world and the pace at which technology moves, new opportunities arise left and right. That said, the fact that I was at Ranker for over a decade feels like a feat in itself…”

College. Does It Matter? – David Freedman
“Freestar had our first-ever virtual retreat last week and during one of our brainstorming sessions, the topic of college came up. Does it matter if someone went to college? Since 2020 has forced us to reexamine almost everything about our working lives and beyond, we thought now is as good a time as any to ask whether a 4-year degree should still be a barrier to enter the workforce in many industries…”

Employee Of The Month Shoutout
“Oliver (known as Oli around here) is a Yield Analyst and his Freestar 3-year work anniversary was on August 7th.  Oli’s “Above and Beyond” approach is one of the many reasons he was selected as our August Employee of the Month.  Oli puts a lot of time and effort into comprehensive quality assurance during onboarding for our publishers…” 


New Hires

Alyssa Pagoria
Account Manager
Alyssa brings with her over 7 years of experience in Account Management for well-known brands like BuzzFeed and Vox!


Alysha Dino
Director, Publisher Development
Alysha has over 16 years of experience in technology sales, business development, and management from companies like Beachfront and AOL.


Shannon McCabe
Publisher Development Manager
Shannon spent the last 10 years in Publisher Development and Account Management at Synacor.


Guest Speakers

We have introduced a new speaker series at Freestar. Every month we bring in a different guest speaker, some in our industry, and some that are not, to talk about their journey and what it has taken for them to become successful in their eyes.

In this month’s series, our team had the honor of connecting with Natalie Rogers, Founder of the Klassy Network. Klassy is a shop where stylish and designer quality blue light glasses, sunglasses, apparel, and accessories are tailored for the ambitious individual.

Natalie took us through her “Founder Story” and her personal battle with the effects of too much blue light that eventually inspired her to create stylish solutions to common problems ambitious women face. Being a young female entrepreneur who successfully ran a multi-million dollar business was no small feat, and her encouraging words left us all feeling inspired.

Key Takeaways: There is no use in comparing yourself to others. You are the only you, and that is your superpower. Living authentically allows you to build stronger relationships and live out the life you truly want to live.

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