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“Cross-Device” Ad Tracker Drawbridge Rounds Up $6.5 Million From Sequoia, Kleiner Perkins

Drawbridge, an ad tech start-up founded by AdMob engineer Kamakshi Sivaramakrishnan, has raised $6.5 million from Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byer. Drawbridge says it can help marketers target potential customers by tracking them as they move around from device to device — like from a laptop to an iPhone. Sivaramakrishnan put in six months at Google after it acquired AdMob, before starting her own company.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus