Kevel, formery known as Adzerk, is a startup that offers the infrastructure APIs needed to quickly build custom ad platforms for sponsored listings, internal promotions, native ads, and more.

Kevel gives you the APIs to quickly build an ad platform so you can take back the Internet and drive more online revenue.

Kevel was founded in 2010 by James Avery. The company is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, with offices in San Francisco, California and London, UK.


Kevel's APIs allows retail, e-commerce, and marketplace customers to build personalized ad servers quickly and to integrate native ad units into the website’s design using first-party data.


Kevel's platform offers many different customizable tools and works directly with businesses, allowing them to monetize their ads with no negative impact on user experience. Its API platform is a cookie-less, JavaScript-free solution that offers server-side access.


Kevel has signed numerous partnerships with leading enterprises and continues to work with customers including Ticketmaster, Klarna, WeTransfer, and Yelp.


Kevel is backed by Fulcrum Equity Partners, Commerce Ventures, Math Capital, Food Retail Ventures, JARS Labs, AperiamVentures, and others. The company raised $10M in Series B round on Dec 09, 2021. This brings Kevel's total funding to $22.2M to date.



  • Year founded: 2010
  • Funding Info: $22.2M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Durham
  • State: North Carolina
  • Country: United States
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