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SOCi Raises $15 Million

SOCi announced that it has raised $15 million in an oversubscribed Series C investment round. Vertical Venture Partners, Grayhawk Capital and Ankona Capital led the round with participation from Blossom Street Ventures. The company plans to use the new funding for new product development.

Companies in social media analysis reported taking in about $33 million in new investments in 2019, continuing a downward trend since 2015. One deal represents most of the year's total, as Signal AI took $25 million for geographic expansion and exploring new uses for its technology.

Investment in social media analysis 2019

Here's a recap of the year's investment activity.

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Trufan Acquires SocialRank

Trufan announced that it has acquired SocialRank, which will continue to operate as a standalone product. At the same time, the company has received $400,000 (US) in new investment from Round13 Capital.

The SocialRank founders will serve as advisors to Trufan while moving on to a new project.

Signal AI Raises $25 Million

Signal AI announced that it has received $25 million in a series C investment round led by Redline Capital. Existing investors, including MMC Ventures, GMG Ventures and Hearst Ventures, also participated. Signal AI plans to use the money to develop new use cases and support its expansion in the US and APAC.

SocialFlow Raises $3.5 Million

SocialFlow announced that it has received $3.5 million in a new investment round that is intended to retire debt and fund continued product development and marketing.

New Knowledge Raises $3 Million

New Knowledge announced that it has received $3 million in funding from BuildGroup and Lux Capital to support growth and the introduction of its enterprise platform.

Companies in social media analysis reported taking in more than $115 million in new investments in 2018, including the proceeds of one IPO. That's down from the previous year's $194 million and continues the decline from the 2013 peak (totals exclude the value of investments whose value was unannounced).

Investment in social media analysis 2018

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Lucidya Raises $1.1 Million

Lucidya  announced that it has received 4 million Saudi Arabian Riyals (US $1.1 million) in a Series A investment round led by the Badir Technology Incubators And Accelerators Program and Monsha'at. Abunayyan Holding and other investors in the region also participated.

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Sprout Social Raises $40.5 Million

Sprout Social  announced that it has received $40.5 million in a series D investment round led by Future Fund. Goldman Sachs and New Enterprise Associates also participated. The company plans to apply the money to product development and international expansion.

AirPR Raises $8 Million

AirPR  announced that it has received $8 million in a series C investment round. Pereg Ventures, Wildcat Ventures, Storm Ventures and Correlation Ventures participated in the round. The company plans to use the money to fund continued research and development, and to accelerate international expansion.

Buzzoole  announced that it has received $8.9 million in a series A investment round led by StarTIP (Tamburi Investment Partners) and Vertis Venture 2 Scaleup. Existing investors R301 Capital, Brahma AG, Impulse VC, Panda Partecipazioni and ScaleIT Ventures also participated. The company plans to use the money for international expansion, particularly into the US and UK, and for continued R&D and platform development.

Comintelli Completes IPO

Comintelli  announced that its shares have begun trading on Stockholm's Spotlight Stock Market after an oversubscribed initial offering.

Comintelli Public Offering Opens

Comintelli  announced the opening of its SEK 6.9 million (US$763,000) public offering in preparation for listing on Spotlight. The subscription period, which closes November 1, opens with commitments for about half of the issue.

The company plans to use the money to increase its marketing activities in support of its Intelligence2day platform.

Wonderflow Raises €1.5 Million

Wonderflow  announced that it has received €1.5 million in an investment by P101. The company plans to use the money for continued growth in Europe and technology development.

Wonderflow provides text analytics for analyzing customer feedback from all sources.

Linkfluence  announced that it has received $21 million in a series D investment round from Ring Capital and Tikehau Capital. The company also announced its acquisition of the content curation and analysis specialist Scoop.it in a pooling of technology talent and resources.

Linkfluence gains its first North American office in San Francisco, and Scoop.it CEO/co-founder Guillaume Decugis becomes the CEO of Linkfluence.

HYP3R Raises $17 Million

HYP3R  announced that it has received $17 million in a series A financing round from Structure Capital, Rokk3r Fuel, Thayer Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank and other strategic investors. HYP3R's location-based marketing platform emphasizes the value of geofenced social media data.

ListenFirst Takes Strategic Investment

ListenFirst  announced that it has received a majority growth investment from Frontier Capital. This is the company's first outside investment since its founding in 2012.

Upfluence Raises $3.6 Million

Upfluence  announced that it has raised $3.6 million in a series A round led by ISAI, with participation from French Partners. The company plans to use the money for continued hiring and product development with a focus on machine learning and data analysis.

SOCi Raises $10.5 Million

SOCi  announced that it has received $10.5 million series B funding round led by Vertical Venture Partners. Grayhawk Capital, Blossom Street Ventures and Tallwave Capital also participated. The company plans to focus on its product, development and customer success teams as it applies the investment to continued growth.

SOCi offers a marketing platform supporting social media and reputation management for multi-location brands.

Engagement Labs  announced that it has closed a pair of previously announced private placement offerings, raising approximately CAD$2.96 million. The company plans to apply proceeds of the investment toward sales and marketing, product development, and working capital.

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