Adj: autonomous, independent. The pinnacle.

Storytelling has always been at the core of human connection. When we empower diverse storytellers, the internet thrives.

Great partnerships are built on trust, and our partners trust us to deliver understanding, empathy, and results.

January 2014

Sovrn founding

Sovrn emerges from the programmatic arm of Federated Media and Lijit and establishes itself as a new company

August 2015

$18MM funding

Sovrn raises 18 million to accelerate organic and inorganic growth

April 2016

Sovrn acquires OnScroll

Sovrn acquires London-based OnScroll, an ad viewability solution provider

October 2018

$25M in funding

Sovrn raises 25 million to fund diversification and expansion

December 2018

//Commerce expansion

Sovrn acquires San Francisco-based VigLink, an affiliate marketing and commerce company, and launches Sovrn //Commerce.

We believe in the importance of the independent web

We understand the value of unique storytellers, and so do the buyers who work with us.

We support fair and transparent advertising, net neutrality, and healthy relationships between publishers and advertisers.

Our publishers come first



The Drum Digital Trading Awards

Gold medal
Best Overall Technology for
Programmatic Trading, 2017

British Media Awards

Silver medal

Technology Provider of
the Year, 2017

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We’ve always believed in the importance of raising the standards of the advertising industry. We’re staunch supporters of groups such as the AOP, IAB, JICWEBS, and TAG, from whom we’ve received “Platinum” status for our dedication to the pursuit of trust and transparency. We’re proud to be leaders of anti-fraud, pro-transparency initiatives that promote fair market principles.


John Battell


Fred Harman

Oak Investment Partners

Seth Levine

Foundry Group

Greg Martin

Archer Venture Capital

Tim Miller

Former Chairman &
CEO Rally Software

William Johnson

Head of //Commerce

Oliver Roup

Head of Product Strategy

David Barr

UK Managing Director

Sarah Innocenzi

GM, Publisher Services

Candice Bowen

Chief of Staff & People

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