About Promoted

We sort marketplace search and promote the best listings at the top to increase revenue. We specialize in optimizing scaled marketplaces with top engineering teams. Learn More or see our Case Studies.

Our Story

Andrew was from Facebook. Dan was from Google. We met at Pinterest, where we built Pinterest ads together. We realized that we could unify ideas from ads and search engineering to make all commercial media better. We started Promoted to match every buyer with every seller across every app. We joined Y Combinator in Winter 2021 and Y Combinator Continuity in Winter 2022.

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Technology Officer
ML Engineer
Engineer (part-time)
Site Reliability Engineer and Data Protection Officer
Engineer
Head of Operations
Engineer
Engineer
Engineer
Engineer

Our Team

We are ads engineers from Facebook and Google, and we've built this before together. Questions? Email Andrew at ayates@promoted.ai.

Andrew Yates

Chief Executive Officer

Former

Dan Hill

Chief Technology Officer

Former

Jun Sun

ML Engineer

Former

Vlad Artamonov

Site Reliability Engineer

Former

Angela Chang

Head of Operations

Former

James Hill

Engineer

Former

Elsa Birch-Morgan

BI Engineer

Former

Nawaf Alhumaid

Data Engineer

Former

Xingcan Cui

Engineer

current

Scott McMaster

Engineer (part-time)

Former

Our Values

Solve for Win-Win

True value happens when all sides of a transaction are satisfied. We solve for win-win in our optimization systems, with our partners, and in our company

Make Money not Metrics

We are relentlessly focused on proving value with earnestness, sincerity, and accountability. We add complexity because it better matches buyers with sellers and grows marketplaces faster.

Build Trust

All stakeholders must believe that Promoted works for them. We earn trust by consistently delivering intelligible value and empowering users with meaningful control over their own businesses.