Author Archives: Brian O'Kelley

Three ways to get more women in tech jobs

Co-authored by Reshma Saujani, CEO and founder, Girls Who Code, and Brian O’Kelley, CEO & co-founder, AppNexus The late Karen Spärck Jones, who was among the first women to blaze an academic trail in computer science, once quipped, “I think it’s … Continue reading

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CEO Platform Update: Inventory Quality and APB

When my colleagues and I first conceived of AppNexus eight years ago, we aspired to build an open platform that would empower innovative companies to build and grow their technology on top of ours (for a fun look back at … Continue reading

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Creating a Better Internet Through Social Responsibility

As the CEO of the world’s largest independent ad tech company whose mission is to create a better Internet, I am constantly looking for opportunities to leverage our voice, our dollars, and our technology for social good. I am inspired … Continue reading

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Elisabeth DeMarse, Chairman & CEO of TheStreet, Joins the AppNexus Board

Today I am thrilled to welcome Elisabeth DeMarse, Chairman and CEO, TheStreet, Inc., to the AppNexus board of directors where she will serve as chair of our compensation committee. This appointment is another key milestone, along with our acquisition of … Continue reading

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The White Whale

At a company meeting in late 2008, an employee asked me what my goal was for AppNexus. With a cheeky grin, I said “to be a billion dollar company!” After the meeting, Mike Nolet, my co-founder, said I had missed … Continue reading

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The Princeton Offense

When I walked onto the Princeton campus as a freshman in 1995, I liked basketball. It was fun, good exercise, and social. When I left Princeton, I loved basketball: the constant decisions, the intricate teamwork, the ebb and flow of … Continue reading

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AppNexus Raises $75 Million in Series D Round

I’m excited to announce that AppNexus has closed on a Series D round of $75 million, led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). There are so many people to thank – our early investors (especially Ben, Marc, Ron, and Josh), our … Continue reading

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