SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VigLink announced today that it has acquired the team and technology of Prosperent, a Denver-based company that helps publishers create content that drives sales to online retailers. The purchase enables VigLink to accelerate its mission to be the indispensable platform for content-driven commerce.
"We continue to see enormous demand for publisher and advertiser products that enable commerce," says Oliver Roup, founder and CEO of VigLink. "This acquisition will accelerate our execution and cements our leadership position. We are investing while our competition pivots away."
Former Prosperent CEO Brian Lovett will be leading VigLink's new applications team. Lovett expressed excitement over joining forces with VigLink: "Together we will build the technologies and platform to drive this industry forward."
Prosperent's services will continue uninterrupted at this time, and there are no immediate plans to merge publisher networks. VigLink will provide more details on the strategy and features of the combined offering in the coming months.
Founded in 2009, VigLink is located in the heart of San Francisco and backed by top investors including Google Ventures, Emergence Capital, and RRE. VigLink manages a publisher network of 2 million sites, as well as an advertiser network of over 50,000 brands and merchants. VigLink connects consumers from the content they trust to the products they want to purchase. Our technology automatically enables publishers to earn revenue, at scale, directly through their own words.
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