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Samba TV

An indispensable source of truth connecting your business to the TV audiences you want to reach

We Are Samba

“At the heart of Samba, is a wonderment of an audience
inspired by what’s on-screen in their living room.”
Ashwin Navin, Co-Founder & CEO

Our History: Industry Pioneer & Leader in TV Data

2008: Samba TV is formed, with the vision of developing software for Smart TVs — a revolutionary new hardware product that was just coming into existence.

2011: Content ID is launched, our patented ACR technology, powering cross-screen interactive TV apps on Smart TVs.

2012: Mark Cuban, August Capital and Gary Lauder lead Samba TV’s first round of venture capital funding at CES.

2013: Samba TV launches Sync and Retarget, the first cross-screen advertising solution tied to real-time contextual awareness of what’s on a Smart TV screen within a household.

2014: Samba TV launches a full suite of cross-screen attribution products, including Broadcast Conversion Rate and Verified Tune-in Rate solution for entertainment clients.

2017: Inc Magazine names Samba TV one of the fastest-growing companies in America. Kantar Millward Brown and Samba TV partner to introduce the industry’s most accurate brand lift analysis for TV advertising.

2019: Samba TV announces its adoption as a data and analytics partner to Google, Twitter, Tradedesk and Catalina.

2020: Samba TV publicly confirms that it crossed over $100m in revenue for the 2019 fiscal year, and publishes its path for continued global expansion.

Samba TV Today: The industry's most representative TV dataset that is the connective tissue for the modern media landscape

As consumers continue to fragment across screens, Samba TV is an essential partner that advertisers must leverage to meet these challenges, powered by the industry’s largest multisource TV dataset sourced from 20 TV brand partnerships and 35M TVs globally.

Target TV Viewers on All Addressable Digital Devices

By leveraging Samba’s core ACR technology, advertisers can identify any type of TV viewer, target them based on how and when they consume TV, and then engage them on their phone, tablet, PC, or TV in a privacy compliant manner

Access Accurate, Representative TV Data

Advertisers, publishers, and measurement firms can access Samba’s household-level TV data, as well as leverage Samba TV data experts, in order to generate insights on cross-screen campaign performance and attribution measurement

Meet our Leadership

Ashwin Navin

Chief Executive Officer

Ashwin Navin

Chief Executive Officer

Ashwin Navin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Samba TV. Prior to Samba, Ashwin was the President and Co-Founder of BitTorrent, Inc., which he started in 2004 after a stint at Yahoo! within its Corporate Development group which handled strategy and acquisitions. Before Yahoo!, Navin worked at Goldman Sachs as a Research Analyst.

Dan Ackerman

Chief Revenue Officer

Dan Ackerman

Chief Revenue Officer

Dan oversees global revenue for Samba TV. He's been at the forefront in successfully deploying new Advance TV Advertising and Measurement technologies across global markets since 1998. Prior to Samba, he was the SVP of TV Platform at Verizon Media where he led the development of the TV platform and business operations to build a global organization that grew from $0 to over $200M in three years.

David Harrison

Chief Technology Officer

David Harrison

Chief Technology Officer

Dr. David Harrison is the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Samba TV. He oversees the development of Samba TV’s technologies, and implemented the first generation of Samba TV’s automatic content recognition. He holds over a dozen patents in video and image processing and computer networking. Prior to Samba, he was the founding co-editor of BitTorrent.org.

Michael Farrow

Chief Financial Officer

Michael Farrow

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO of Samba TV, Michael Farrow possesses deep expertise in the fields of finance, strategy, mergers and acquisitions with over 20 years of executive leadership experience for San Francisco Bay Area software and media companies. Michael started his career in the entertainment industry, working for several media companies including Time Warner and Viacom, where he was Director of Finance for the fledgling United Paramount Network.