“At the heart of Samba, is a wonderment of an audience inspired by what’s on screen in their living room.”

Ashwin Navin
CEO and Co-Founder
Our Timeline
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.

Our Leadership Team

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.

Ashwin Navin
Chief Executive 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.

David Harrison
Chief Technology 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.

Michael Farrow
Chief Financial Officer

Aden Zaman is the Senior Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at Samba TV, overseeing the company's global enterprise partnerships and corporate strategy.

Prior to joining Samba in 2011, Aden spent nearly a decade as an investment banker advising technology, media and telecom clients such as Microsoft, Electronic Arts and Charter Communications on strategic financing, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring.

Aden Zaman
SVP, Strategy & Business Development

Ken Mallon is Senior Vice President & Head of Data Products at Samba TV.

In this role, he manages the strategy, growth, and service of the Samba business unit that provides TV data, identity solutions and media analytics.

Since 2000, Ken has held product and analytics leadership roles at top publishers (Microsoft and Yahoo), market research companies (Kantar and Ipsos ASI), and smaller innovative companies, (4INFO and Jornaya).

Ken Mallon
SVP, Data

Marc Bourget is the Senior Vice President & Head of Audience Products at Samba TV, where he is responsible for strategy, growth, and operations for the Audience business, which executes targeted, cross-channel campaigns with key insights from Samba’s TV data.

Prior to Samba, Marc has held product leadership roles at various ad tech companies including BrightRoll (now Verizon Media), Tapjoy, 4INFO, and Immersv.

Marc Bourget
SVP, Audience

Krista Shackelford is the VP of US Client Partnerships at Samba TV, overseeing the Audience business.

Krista and her team partner with the world’s largest brands to activate and measure marketing campaigns across TV, connected TV and digital channels.

Prior to joining Samba, Krista has a decade-long track record of providing innovative ad tech and media solutions to solve brand’s marketing challenges through her experience at Mediacom, Undertone and Sizmek.

Krista Shackelford
VP, US Client Partnerships

David Barker is the Managing Director of Samba TV Europe, where he is in charge of spearheading the company’s rapid growth across the region from the European headquarters in London.

Prior to joining Samba, David ran EMEA for Amobee for five years and before that, served on the executive teams of Hyperlink PLC, that was sold to Cable and Wireless and Enpocket, which was sold to Nokia.

David Barker
Managing Director, Europe