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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

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

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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.

Crowd Analyzer Raises $1.1 Million

Crowd Analyzer  announced that it has received $1.1 million in a series A investment round led by Wamda Capital. Arzan Capital, Faith Capital, and Raed VC also participated. Crowd Analyzer, based in Dubai, specializes in analyzing Arabic-language social media. The company plans to use the investment to grow its business in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region.

Engagement Labs  announced an agreement with Gravitas Securities and Echelon Wealth Partners to sell a combination of shares and share warrants, primarily in Canada. The offer is intended to raise up to CAD $2 million, with an option to increase the total to CAD $2.3 million. Proceeds are intended for working capital and general corporate purposes.

Companies in social media analysis reported taking in more than $194 million in new investments in 2017, down from the previous year's $225 million (totals exclude the value of investments whose value was unannounced). In retrospect, total investment in the market peaked in 2013 and has declined every year since.

Investment in social media analysis 2017

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

*Networked Insights was later acquired by one of its investors.

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TrendKite Raises $11 Million

TrendKite  announced that it has raised $11 million in an investment round led by Harmony Partners. The company says it will use the money to suport ongoing product development.

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