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The Trade Desk Inc is an American online advertising marketplace, based in Ventura, California.

The Trade Desk, Inc.
Traded asNASDAQTTD (Class A)
Russell 2000 Index component
IndustryDigital Marketing, Online Advertising, Software, Software as a Service
Founded2009 (2009)[1]
HeadquartersVentura, California
Key people
Jeff Green (Founder and CEO), Dave Pickles (CTO and Co-Founder)
ProductsDigital advertising, media buying
Revenue$477 million (2018)[2]
Number of employees

The company was co-founded in 2009 by Jeff Green, the company's chairman and CEO, and Dave Pickles, the chief technology officer.[3][4]

In 2017, revenue rose 52% to $308 million.[3] In September 2018, the firm had a market cap of $6.2 billion.[5][6]

About 150 employees work in the headquarter city of Ventura, and 1,200 people in 23 offices worldwide.[7]


  1. ^ "The Trade Desk".
  2. ^ "The Trade Desk Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2018 Financial Results". Retrieved 23 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b Tom Metcalf (31 August 2018). "Ad Man Inspired by Goldman Becomes a Billionaire". Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  4. ^ Chowdhry, Amit. "How Jeff Green Took The Trade Desk From A Simple Idea To A Programmatic Ad Giant". Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  5. ^ "TTD:USNASDAQ Trade Desk Inc/The". Retrieved 19 September 2018.
  6. ^ Martinez, Arlene (July 21, 2019). "Ventura's The Trade Desk returns to where it all started". Ventura County Star. Retrieved 2019-07-22.
  7. ^ Martinez, Arlene (July 24, 2019). "Economic expansions loom large in Ventura". Ventura County Star. Retrieved July 25, 2019.