Next generation adtech to make the Web better for end users, publishers and advertisers. Touches 100M uses. Beats Google AdWords. Growing fast. Wanting the best.

Founded 2011
16-50 employees
  • News, Media, Advertising, & Publishing
  • Headquarters address
    125 Cambridge Park Drive, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA

    The Swoop Story

    Online advertising powers the free Web. On average, it sucks but it doesn't have to. At Swoop we value user experience, which is why we have created search-centric programmatic advertising that consumers enjoy engaging with. We value results, which is why we significantly outperform traditional advertising alternatives. We also value simplicity, which makes us very easy to do business with.

    Our Technology

    We run in the cloud using HTML5/Javascript, Ruby on Rails, Java, Python, R, ElasticSearch, Redis, MongoDB, Hive/Hadoop, Resque, RabbitMQ and various natural language processing and machine learning technologies. We like to challenge the status quo and create elegant solutions to impossible problems. We run weekly sprints and often release several times per day. We know what it takes to build and ship great products. It’s why many of the previous companies we’ve been involved with have had significant exits. We pay it forward by being mentors, speakers and OSS contributors.

    Our Space

    We've mastered the Feng Shui of our workspace: whiteboards everywhere, natural light with no glare, height-adjustable desks, triple monitors and the fastest MacBooks money can buy. We didn’t want to spend our time commuting so we picked an office location that’s very easy to get to. We are next to the Alewife stop on the red line and an easy drive on Route 2. There are many restaurants in the area and our building has the best cafeteria we know of, short of the one at the Googleplex. It's run by Whole Foods. Stop by. The burritos are on us.

    Tech stack

    High performance end-to-end system with sophisticated front end and multiple server clusters. HTML/SCSS, Javascript (jQuery/RequireJS/AngularJS), Ruby/Rails, Java, ElasticSearch, MongoDB, Redis, DynamoDB, memcached, Hadoop, Heroku, AWS


    Health and wellness

    Health insurance
    Dental insurance
    Vision insurance
    Life insurance
    Disability insurance
    Swoop - There is never a shortage of fun @ Swoop HQ, or nerf discs.
    Swoop - The serene "Swoop Lounge", for those times when you need to code on the couch, or put on some netflix background noise, the lounge has you covered.
    Swoop - Unlike most startups today, we don't have the problem of deciding where to eat, thanks to our wheel of "where to eat"...
    Swoop - Some of the Swoop Squad in action
    Swoop - Yea.. We even have a 3D printer, for you to 3D print... stuff
    Swoop - Snack hard, ship harder