One New York tech company that’s getting a lot of buzz right now is AppNexus, the online ad platform based in the flatiron district. In January, AppNexus raised a whopping $75 million from Technology Crossover Ventures. Since then it has been on a huge hiring spree, prompting speculation of an IPO in the near future.
In fact, the company is already outgrowing its over 100,500 sq. ft. of office space in what used to be 50 Cent’s old recording studio on 23rd Street.
We recently stopped by for a tour of the space, to see what life is like working at one of Silicon Alley’s most talked about companies.
The space is massive. The company has two floors, totaling 100,500 square feet. They are in the process of expanding to 200,000 square feet.
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Like Matthew Summersgill, a recruiting coordinator who's been with the company just over a month. He's also AppNexus' 500th employee.
Scott Butterworth is a UI engineer. He was visiting from the company's Portland office. He's been with AppNexus for about a month.
Close to where Butterworth is sitting is the office dining area. Understandably large, to accommodate the large number of employees.
Back in the main work area, ad server engineer Mike Wright (centre) is meeting with product manager Mike McNeeley (right) and ad server engineer Shareyas Prasad (left).
On the second floor, employees can exercise their creativity in other ways, by creating poems in the poetry nook.
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