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Type Private
Industry Mobile premium ad network and monetization solution
Founded 2008
Headquarters Los Angeles, California
Key people Will Kassoy (CEO)
Jonathan Zweig (Founder & President)
Bryan Buskas
Brian Kesterson
Sophia Chung [1]
Number of employees 50 - 200

AdColony Inc. operates a mobile video advertising and monetization platform that plays crystal-clear high-definition videos. The company’s Instant-Play video advertisement technology delivers video advertisements instantly on iOS and Android platforms; and allows brands/agencies or application advertisers to engage audience with mobile videos.

The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Los Angeles, California with additional offices in San Francisco, California; Kirkland and Seattle, Washington; New York, New York; London, United Kingdom; and Helsinki, Finland. As of July 24, 2014, AdColony Inc. operates as a subsidiary of Opera Software ASA.


  • 2007,the first iphone launches, the founder of AdColony created a mobile website that showcased casual, Safari-based games
  • 2008, the App Store launches, Jirbo, the earlier iteration of AdColony focused ob building great mobile Apps
  • 2009, AdColony’s first glimpse of Problems with mobile video and became laser-focused on mobile video
  • 2011, Jirbo grows up and AdColony became official
  • 2013, AdColony reached $100 Million revenue run-rate


  • Recently, there have been rumors diffusing among the tech world that the leading mobile video marketing platform AdColony was being acquired by Opera Software. In a report by Nativemobile, sources said the company “either purchased or is close to purchasing mobile video advertising startup AdColony.” That rumor was quickly put to rest after CEO Will Kassoy denied the TechCrunch report.

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