The company works with advertisers mostly through affiliate networks and comparison shopping engines, but will focus on solutions to work with them more directly, he said. That includes providing tools such as yield management as well as geographic and demographic targeting.
“If you think of the link as an ad unit, all of the targeting and complexity that is built into the display universe today could conceivably be built into the link universe,” Roup said.
VigLink said it works with 35,000 advertisers including Nike, eBay, Best Buy and Amazon, and more than 300,000 sites including Elle, CNET and Road & Track. Roup said the company has seen revenue double from 2012 to 2013.
Roup said VigLink will add to its staff of 35 as it expands into Europe and the Asia-Pacific region this year.
Also participating in the funding round with RRE Ventures are existing investors Google Ventures, First Round Capital and Emergence Capital.