Freestar In The News

GlobeNewswire | Freestar Announces Significant Investment From Abry Partners

PHOENIX, Jan. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freestar, the leading monetization partner for content publishers, e-commerce sites, and app developers, today announced a strategic investment from Abry Partners ("Abry"). Abry, a leading Boston-based private equity firm, manages over $5 billion of capital in its active funds and has completed more than $82 billion in transactions. Abry's investment is intended to help Freestar to provide its award-winning monetization services to more partners and pursue strategic acquisitions. Existing Freestar shareholders will maintain majority ownership of the company.

AP News | Freestar Founders Named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2020 Mountain Desert Region Award Winner

PHOENIX, Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Freestar, the leading monetization partner for content publishers, e-commerce sites, and app developers, announced today that it’s founders are an Entrepreneur Of The Year® Mountain Desert Region Award winner. Hosted by Ernst & Young LLP (EY US), the program is one of the preeminent competitive awards for entrepreneurs and leaders of high-growth companies.

Phoenix Business Journal | EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 winner: Freestar changed the monetization game, saw revenue skyrocket

Careers in publishing have started in less colorful ways. David Freedman’s began in 2004 with a wall calendar of coeds in bikinis when he attended Arizona State University.

The model was simple — Freedman sold ad space on the calendar to local businesses — but it worked. By 2007, the calendar was a hit and duplicated at more than 20 other colleges. His company’s website had a good number of visitors but no way to make good money efficiently...

eMarketer | US Digital Display Advertising 2020

Our SVP, Publisher Operations, Jeff Kudishevich was quoted in eMarketer on US Digital Display Advertising 2020. "Digital ad growth is taking a serious hit this year from the coronavirus and related recession. But display ad spending will still post 5.5% in annual growth, thanks to increased investments in video ads, mobile, connected TV (CTV) and programmatic transactions..."