CreatorIQ Raises $40 Million In New Capital To Further Accelerate Its Global Influencer Marketing Software Leadership Position
Silver Lake Waterman Joins Existing Investors TVC Capital, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, Affinity Group, and Unilever Ventures
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Influencer marketing platform CreatorIQ today announced a new funding round by existing investors TVC Capital, Kayne Partners Fund, the growth private equity group of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, Affinity Group, and Unilever Ventures. Silver Lake Waterman also joined the round as a new investor. The new investment brings the company’s total capital raised to over $80 million.
“We’ve witnessed accelerating growth of the creator economy over the past eighteen months fueled by the convergence of creators, commerce, and community,” said Igor Vaks, Founder & CEO at CreatorIQ. “From high-growth brands to Fortune 500 companies, our customers rely on creator partnerships to grow their businesses — from building brand loyalty to co-launching new e-commerce solutions together. This new funding will allow CreatorIQ to invest in our data, commerce, and measurement technologies to better solve customer outcomes.”
CreatorIQ – the trusted platform used by global brands like AB InBev, Disney, Sephora and Unilever – will use the funding to further accelerate the leadership position of its Creator Intelligence Cloud, with a focus on e-commerce and measurement. The software solution takes a modern and scalable approach to influencer marketing, leveraging data science and intellectual property to allow global teams to collaborate on a single system of record and streamline every aspect of their workflow.
“Influencer marketing is a key area of opportunity and differentiation that brands and agencies are eager to address with next generation analytics and automation. CreatorIQ’s strength in data analysis and management is driving its leadership position and we are excited to partner with them to help drive their continued growth and market adoption,” said Shawn O’Neill, Managing Director and Group Head, Silver Lake Waterman.
Forrester recently named CreatorIQ as a Leader and gave the company perfect scores across all four Data & Measurement criteria including Data Science Capabilities, Influencer Data Access, Influencer Data Management, and Measurement & Reporting. CreatorIQ was also named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies list, and is considered one of the “Best Places to Work in LA & NY” by Built In.
CreatorIQ is the most trusted software to unify and power advanced influencer marketing for the world’s most innovative enterprises. Its Intelligence Cloud facilitates data science-enabled creator discovery, streamlines workflow, ensures brand safety, and drives meaningful measurement. AB InBev, Airbnb, Calvin Klein, CVS, Disney, H&M, Sephora, and Unilever are just some of the brands that utilize CreatorIQ’s platform to drive real business results across their influencer marketing ecosystems.
Founded in 2014, CreatorIQ is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in San Francisco, Denver, Austin, Chicago, Detroit, Toronto, Miami, New York City, London, Kharkiv, and Auckland. For more information, visit CreatorIQ.com.
About Silver Lake Waterman
Silver Lake Waterman is part of Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing with more than $88 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of professionals based in North America, Europe and Asia. Silver Lake Waterman focuses on providing flexible growth capital to later-stage growth companies in the technology and technology-enabled industries. For more information about Silver Lake Waterman and Silver Lake, please visit www.silverlake.com