OwnLocal

The Automated Digital Ad Agency for Local Media

LOCATION Austin, TX

COMPANY SIZE Between 25 and 50

# OF ENGINEERS Between 5 and 10

FUNDING $1M - $2M

REMOTE WORK OK? No

EXTENDED EXERCISE WINDOW? No

What do we do?

OwnLocal is an Austin-area startup with a crazy scheme to help newspapers and local media companies make money online by helping small businesses find their place on the web. We take print, radio, and TV ads, run them through our software, and automatically create digital marketing campaigns. We're backed by Y Combinator, 500 Startups, and tons of awesome SV and ATX investors. We currently work with 2,000 media companies and 20,000+ SMBs every month. Watch this video for more information: http://ownlocal.com/l/digital-ad-agency-local-media/

Why join us?

We're stable but start-upy
1) Our founders have 30+ combined years of experience in newspaper industry
2) Product market fit, our product solves a real problem and we have proven our concept
3) Our engineering team values collaboration over competition, gives you the freedom to do your best work, and solves problem without blaming people. We have a strict "no assholes" policy
4) Work-life balance is a thing
5) The best benefits around, from 100% paid medical and dental care, to free catered lunch daily, unlimited vacations, flexible hours, downtown office space with free parking, free Starbucks, on-site pool, etc. etc.

Our press coverage

http://www.bizjournals.com/austin/blog/techflash/2015/06/ownlocal-enlists-its-first-chief-revenue-officer.html
http://www.newsweek.com/career/13-companies-will-help-you-seriously-grow-your-career
http://venturebeat.com/2015/03/10/ownlocal-buys-site-builder-sidengo-to-help-turn-local-print-ads-into-digital-marketing-campaigns/#
http://venturebeat.com/2014/05/21/ownlocal-acquires-whoosh-traffic-to-save-the-dying-local-newspaper-business/
http://www.siliconhillsnews.com/2013/05/03/austin-based-ownlocal-helps-newspapers-get-more-ads/
http://www.editorandpublisher.com/ASection/Article/Case-Study--Nebraska-Paper-Sees-Revenue-Growth-Using-OwnLocal
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/222588

Our tech stack

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Go
  • Ruby
  • Elasticsearch

Our investors

  • automattic
  • 500 Startups
  • Knight Foundation
  • Steve Anderson
  • Y Combinator
  • Lerer Hippeau Ventures
  • Jonathan Coon
  • Bill Boebel
  • Alexis Ohanian
  • Garry Tan
  • Paul Buchheit
  • Justin Kitch