Acquisition to accelerate evania video’s presence in programmatic video advertising

Berlin, 18.09.2017: Main Capital Partners has acquired a majority stake in the programmatic video solution provider evania video GmbH. Based in Berlin and with a strong local presence, evania video has shown impressive growth rates since founding in 2016.

By acquiring a majority stake, Main Capital will actively support evania video in further international expansion, as well diversifying and strengthening the company’s offerings, among others through selective and complementary acquisitions. Although there are no immediate changes expected in the current business, with the support of MCP the companies expect to continue broadening the solutions, services and markets of evania video.

We are thrilled to have Main Capital Partners onboard as a majority shareholder, and are confident that they are the ideal strategic partner for the continued and accelerated growth of evania video programmatic video advertising solutions.” (Oded Shoham, CEO and Co-Founder, evania video GmbH)

Quote from MCP
evania video offers a self-developed, innovative solution for international publishers and sales houses to efficiently monetize the constantly increasing demand for video inventory. In addition to continuing the already demonstrated impressive growth, we see significant opportunities to further expand the business through intelligent acquisitions in the highly dynamic Advertising and Marketing Technology market.” (Charly Zwemstra, Managing Partner, Main Capital Partners)

About Main Capital

Main Capital is a private equity and Mezzanine Capital investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector in the Benelux and DACH area. Within this sector, MCP are the most specialized company in management buyouts and later-stage growth capital. Main Capital has approximately € 300 million under management for investments in mature but growing software companies in the Benelux and DACH area. An experienced team of professionals manages the Private Equity Funds.

About evania video

evania video GmbH focuses on providing Publishers and Sales Houses with a proprietary and complete programmatic video advertising solution, including robust player technology, strong monetization options, and a wide variety of premium video content. The company has a strong foothold in the DACH publisher eco-system, and has recently begun to expand its business to other international markets.

 

Press contact:
Jana Balusikova
evania video GmbH
j.balusikova@evania-video.com
+49 30 346 4664 – 22

 


evania video is a pioneer in the field of programmatic video. With our team of dedicated video experts, we turn our passion in technology into powerful solutions for publishers and enable them to generate higher revenue from their existing inventory.

If you like an innovative start-up environment, you are not afraid of challenging ideas and you want to become a fan of your work, it’s time to discover your opportunities as our new team member!

As a publisher account manager you will serve as the main point of contact for several of our large accounts, establishing and maintaining lasting relationships by providing excellent service.

Publisher Account Manager

You can look forward to:

  • Spacious office in the heart of Berlin on Rosenthaler Platz
  • Coffee, drinks, fresh fruits and snacks
  • Working with a young international team
  • Open door policy (actually, we don’t really have doors)
  • additional education opportunities (e.g. courses, training, expo, workshops)
  • Team events and parties

This is why we want you :

  • Analytical and strategical way of thinking
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Good knowledge of Excel
  • Ability to analyze problems and create immediate tactical plans
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • A problem solving mindset

Advantages :

  • Experience in digital marketing
  • Strong communication skills in German
  • Ability to multi-task

Your mission:

  • Be the first point of contact for your publisher accounts
  • Communicate with technical teams of your accounts and other tech providers for smooth integration processes
  • Optimize, upsell and grow your portfolio
  • Create management reporting and analyze data to strategize profit growth opportunities
  • Manage projects and tests to improve overall yield and support expansion

Sounds interesting?

Please send your CV and cover letter at career@evania-video.com. We look forward to your application!


You go on a website, it’s loading and suddenly you are being overwhelmed with sounds, videos and advertisement. Naturally, you feel annoyed and install an adblocker on your web browser. This in return leads to less revenue for the publisher, who finances premium sites through advertising. If a premium site does not generate enough revenue, it won’t be for free for the user. This again will force the user to buy or even give up the premium content.

Adblockers

Both parties in this scenario are unsatisfied. Of course, in an age where print media has nearly no demand, publishers depend on online traffic like never before. But should the user give up their freedom and comfort for that?

For too long surfing the internet turned into a chain of popping up advertisement and it took the industry too long to act against this. Yes, online advertising is an industry and it needs its space to work. And yes, to offer free access to premium content, the publisher needs to monetize its inventory with advertisement. But no, the user experience should not suffer this to the extent that his or her web experience turns into a nightmare of spam ads. So how are we supposed to break this never-ending back and forth? Luckily, video advertising has found its way to please both the publisher and the user.

desktop video player

Not using native advertising, but a video content changes the user experience immensely. Instead of showing a pure ad without any frame, the advertisement is embedded in a player which shows video content. This video is not advertising or chosen by any brand – it can be informative, performative, entertaining. The ad is played during this video and does hereby not dominate the player content. A non-advertising content is a more positive experience for the user, not stressing the eyes and not distracting from web surfing. Video advertising is an alternative to native advertising showing a more qualitive performance not only for the advertiser, but also for the publisher.

mobile

One of the positive side effects of video advertising is also the sound off. Yes, advertisement or video content with the sound on lays way behind and we should stop wishing for it. Nothing is more disturbing than being on mobile web, scrolling down an article and suddenly sound turns on – while you’re on the overcrowded metro.

Thinking of the user’s experience the sound needs to be off by default. It should be a choice given to the user whether the sound is turned on or not. The new trend is to have subtitles in a video – hereby the user can still watch the content in the player, with the sound off, and not miss the plot or advertisement. The latter example shows how publishers and advertiser are taking the user into account and finding ways of monetizing inventory not at cost of the user’s experience.

These changes in the industry show not only how vibrant the progress in programmatic advertising is, but also how responsive. The increase of the usage of ad blockers has led to changes in the format, which again will be appreciated by the user. If the user experience is not neglected but acknowledged, the next update of the ad blocker will be skipped, which again will make both advertiser and publisher happier.

 

Advertising


evania video is a pioneer in the field of programmatic video. With our team of dedicated video experts, we turn our passion in technology into powerful solutions for publishers and enable them to generate higher revenue from their existing inventory.

If you like an innovative start-up environment, you are not afraid of challenging ideas and you want to become a fan of your work, it’s time to discover your opportunities as our new team member!

At the moment, we are searching for a new talent joining us full-time for the position

Accountant (m/w)

Your mission

  • Invoice processing
  • Money transaction, using various payment methods
  • Financial accounting
  • Monthly payroll processing
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Zahlungsverkehr
  • Cash-Flow Reports to be presented to the internal management team
  • Monitoring of cash flows and working capital levels
  • General administrative tasks
  • Correspondence with tax consultants, health insurance companies and authorities

This is why we want you

  • Abgeschlossene kaufmännische Berufsausbildung
  • Experience in accounting and human resources
  • Sales tax knowledge
  • Ideally experience with DATEV
  • Very good knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Good knowledge of German and English
  • Self-responsible, independent, structured, targeted and efficient, loyal
  • A discreet handling of sensitive data completes your profile

You can look forward to

  • Spacious office in the heart of Berlin on Rosenthaler Platz
  • Coffee, drinks, fresh fruits and snacks
  • Working with a young international team
  • Open door policy (actually, we don’t really have doors)
  • additional education opportunities (e.g. courses, training, expo, workshops)
  • Team events and parties

Sounds interesting?

Please send your CV and cover letter at career@evania-video.com. We look forward to your application!


Are you passionate about advertising / programmatic / online marketing? Do you want to gain valuable experience from the experts? Let us know about you!

With an internship (Praktikum) at evania video, you will get the insight in programmatic video advertising from the first hand. Our friendly, professional team is excited to support your inner talent and you will have the chance to develop and implement your own ideas. If we will see you are eager to learn and implement the knowledge you will gain, we will be only happy for further cooperation.

How does it work?

Send us your CV and cover letter at career@evania-video.com. We look forward to your application!

 


Als Werkstudent (m/w) bei evania video bist Du Teil unseres engagierten Publisher Teams. Du unterstützt es bei der täglichen Arbeit und gewinnst spannende Einblicke in die Online Marketing und Programmatic Video Branche. Die wöchentliche Arbeitszeit beträgt 20 Stunden.

Was erwartet dich?

  • Unterstützung unseres Publisher A
  • Pflege um Reportings
  • Erstellung von Berichten und Analyse von Daten zur Gewinnoptimierung
  • Verwaltung von Projekten und Tests zur Verbesserung der Gesamtausbeute und Unterstützung der Geschäftserweiterung

Was solltest du mitbringen?

  • Analytische und strategische Fähigkeiten
  • Gutes technisches Verständnis
  • Die Fähigkeit, Probleme zu analysieren und schnell taktische Pläne zu erstellen
  • Liebe zum Detail
  • Verhandlungssicher in Deutsch und Englisch

Was bieten wir dir?

  • Ein großes Büro im Herzen Berlins am Rosenthaler Platz
  • Die Arbeit in einem jungen, internationalen Team
  • Open-Door-Policy (eigentlich gibt es bei uns keine Türen)
  • Die Möglichkeit von Weiterbildungen (z. B. Kurse, Schulungen, Konferenzen, Workshops)
  • Teamveranstaltungen und Parties
  • Kaffee, Getränke, frisches Obst und Snacks

 

Sounds interesting?

Please send your CV and cover letter at career@evania-video.com. We look forward to your application!


Berlin , 25.01.2017: evania video, a pioneer in programmatic video solutions for publishers, announced that Alexander Franke has joined the company as the Director of Publisher Development.

Since joining the team in January, Franke is responsible for strengthening and expanding the customer base of publishing houses and marketers in the DACH region. He will introduce evania video’s strong programmatic video capabilities to publishers and sales houses looking to increase their monetization capabilities across desktop, mobile web and in-app inventory.

Alexander Franke. Photo: Urban Ruths

Alexander Franke. Photo: Urban Ruths

Having spent over 15 years in the advertising market, Alexander comes with a wealth of experience, deep know-how in the digital industry and an extensive network. Alexander joins evania video from plista, where he was the Director Publisher Development.

CEO & Co-Founder Oded Shoham commented „We are delighted to have Alexander on board. His experience and knowledge of the German publisher eco-system, coupled with the EVS- evania video’s proprietary mobile video ad technology, will bring immense value and increased revenue to publishers across the DACH region.”

“The unique proposition of evania video lies in the simplicity of its solution that brings higher turnover to all involved parties. The functionality has already been proven, now it is time to make the solution available to a wide audience and I am really looking forward to it,” said Alexander Franke about his decision to strengthen the evania video team.

About evania video

Headquartered in Berlin, evania video provides publishers with programmatic video solutions, helping them create new revenue sources from already existing inventory, including desktop, mobile web and in-app inventory. Publishers can monetize their advertising space with evania video and cooperate with leading advertisers. The technology company collaborates with the biggest publishers and sales houses in DACH and other EU markets.

evania video was founded by video marketing experts Oded Shoham (CEO) and Hagai Sadot (COO), with the aim to provide the biggest global programmatic platforms an entry point to the European market, while offering local premium publishers a full-stack programmatic video solution.

 

Press contact:
Jana Balusikova
evania video GmbH
j.balusikova@evania-video.com
+49 30 346 4664 – 22


evania video is a pioneer in the field of programmatic video. With our team of dedicated video experts, we turn our passion in technology into powerful solutions for publishers and enable them to generate higher revenue from their existing inventory.

If you like an innovative start-up environment, you are not afraid of challenging ideas and you want to become a fan of your work, it’s time to discover your opportunities as our new team member!

As an Account Manager you will serve as the main point of contact for several of our large accounts, establishing and maintaining lasting relationships by providing excellent service.

Account Manager

You can look forward to:

  • Spacious office in the heart of Berlin on Rosenthaler Platz
  • Coffee, drinks, fresh fruits and snacks
  • Working with a young international team
  • Open door policy (actually, we don’t really have doors)
  • Additional education opportunities (e.g. courses, training, expo, workshops)
  • Team events and parties

This is why we want you:

  • BA/BS in economics / finance / math / computer sciences / business
  • Analytical and strategical way of thinking
  • Strong communication skills in English
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent with numbers and a strong eye for details
  • Ability to analyze problems and create immediate tactical plans
  • A problem solving mindset

Advantages:

  • Experience in digital marketing
  • Strong technical understanding

Your mission:

  • Be the first point of contact for your accounts
  • Analyze and optimize your accounts activity
  • Communicate with technical teams of your accounts and other tech providers for smooth integration processes
  • Create management reporting and analyze data to strategize profit growth opportunities
  • Manage projects and tests to improve overall yield and support expansion

Sounds interesting?
Please send your CV and cover letter at career@evania-video.com. We look forward to your application!


evania video is an online marketing company based in the vibrant online eco-system in Berlin. We’re growing fast and looking for the right people to join our Video team – a young and multi-national group of advertising technology enthusiasts. For the right candidate, this is an amazing opportunity to take the next step and grow your career in a challenging managerial position.

Searching for a Video Team Leader

What will you do here?

  • Manage a team of 2-5 account managers
  • Oversee all day to day operations, including communication with partners, reports and optimization
  • Perform top level analysis of your team’s activity and extract insights and action plans
  • Develop work processes for your team
  • Create new relationships and strengthen existing ones with our business partners

Who are we looking for?

  • 1-2 years of experience in online marketing (required)
  • Detail oriented, but able to see the “big picture”
  • excellent analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Good technical skills
  • Strong expertise in Excel (required)
  • Strong proficiency in reading, writing and conversing in business English
  • Self-driven, Hard-working and always up for a good challenge

What we are offering?

  • Challenging, young and dynamic work environment in a multi-national team
  • Opportunity to really make a difference in a growing new business
  • Flexible working hours
  • Free drinks and fruit
  • Laptop and phone
  • Assistance in obtaining a visa for any non-EU citizens

Sounds interesting?

Please send your CV to career@evania-video.com