Helping brands take back the Internet since 2010

Kevel (previously Adzerk) offers the infrastructure APIs needed to quickly build custom ad platforms for sponsored listings, internal promotions, native ads, and more. We are committed to helping publishers drive new revenue and take back the Internet from ad tech giants like Google, Amazon, and Facebook.  

"Kevel is a great partner, and we recommend them to anyone building a custom ad platform."

Chief Digital Officer, Bed Bath & Beyond

Grow your business with our award-winning product and team

MarTech Breakthrough Award Winner

MarTech Breakthrough Award Winner

AdExchanger Best Publisher Tech

AdExchanger Best Publisher Tech

Inc.com Best Workplaces

Inc.com Best Workplaces

SaaS Awards - Best SaaS Platform

SaaS Awards - Best SaaS Platform

Most Innovative Company of the Year

Most Innovative Company of the Year

Titan Awards - Best B2B Software

Titan Awards - Best B2B Software

G2Crowd Top Ad Serving Tech

G2Crowd Top Ad Serving Tech

TBJ's Best Places to Work

TBJ's Best Places to Work

Fortune.com Best Place to Work

Fortune.com Best Place to Work

Company of the Year

Company of the Year

Business Intelligence Company of the Year

Business Intelligence Company of the Year

Top API Innovator (2019)

Top API Innovator (2019)

Stratus Award Finalist for Cloud Computing

Stratus Award Finalist for Cloud Computing

Best in Biz Gold Winner

Best in Biz Gold Winner

Software of the Year

Software of the Year

Great Place To Work Certification

Great Place To Work Certification

Cloud Awards Finalist - Best SaaS Platform (2019)

Cloud Awards Finalist - Best SaaS Platform (2019)

Association of National Advertisers - B2 Gold Award (2020)

Association of National Advertisers - B2 Gold Award (2020)

Feel confident working with an industry-certified partner

AWS Select-Tier Tech Partner

AWS Select-Tier Tech Partner

Approved Google Ad Technology Provider

Approved Google Ad Technology Provider

Official IAB Member

Official IAB Member

Soc 1 Type II Certified

Soc 1 Type II Certified

We're proud sponsors of API and industry conferences across the globe

Strangeloop

Strangeloop

API World

API World

Lead Dev

Lead Dev

Clojure Conference

Clojure Conference

Product Camp

Product Camp

Gluecon

Gluecon

Shoptalk

Shoptalk

Digiday Publishing Summit

Digiday Publishing Summit

Digiday Retail Summit

Digiday Retail Summit

Meet the Leadership Team

James Avery

James Avery

CEO & Founder

Chessy West

Chessy West

CFO

Brian Batts

Brian Batts

Chief Revenue Officer

Bo Liu

Bo Liu

VP of Customer Success

Melissa LaMonica

Melissa LaMonica

VP of People

Tim Ewald

Tim Ewald

VP of Engineering

Tushar Kirtane

Tushar Kirtane

VP of Product

James Avery

James Avery

James Avery is the founder of Kevel and serves as its CEO. He was the co-founder of TekPub, which helped developers learn from high-quality screencasts. He has been writing code and starting companies for the past 20 years, while also writing books for O'Reilly, Wrox, and Microsoft Press. Additionally, he serves as an advisor to startups including Blockthrough, Lazarus, and more through TechStars MetLife Accelerator.

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Our Story

Kevel began as Adzerk in 2010 when software engineer James Avery wanted better tech for managing his network’s ads. While initially being JavaScript-based, Kevel quickly focused on server-side API ads as the future of the Internet.

Soon, Kevel offered not just an API ad server, but infrastructure tools for companies to build their own ad products. Now, Kevel's product is a suite of APIs aimed at helping you drive revenue and take back the Internet from the ad tech giants.

Our Values

Kevel is an inclusive workplace. We are mothers, fathers, veterans, students, LGBTQ, immigrants with one goal in common — we want to help you take back the Internet from the ad tech giants.

  • Make the Internet a better place. We help innovative brands build user-friendly, privacy-focused ad platforms.
  • Be open. We are dedicated to open source and sharing our knowledge.
  • We are all adults. We reject micromanagement and trust our employees.
  • We delight our customers. We strive to delight our customers - and our customers' users.
  • Embrace diversity. We fight to empower underrepresented groups.
  • Deliver innovation. We maintain a culture of engineering and creative problem solving.
  • Always be crushing. We focus on delivering value and crushing it.

Locations

Kevel - Durham

Durham

Kevel - San Francisco

San Francisco

Kevel - London

London