Influencer Marketing Platform Company CreatorIQ Raises $24 Million

By Noah Long ● July 23, 2020
  • CreatorIQ — a proven software to unify and power advanced influencer marketing — announced that it has raised $24 million in Series C funding

CreatorIQ — a proven software to unify and power advanced influencer marketing — announced that it has raised $24 million in Series C funding led by Kayne Partners Fund (the growth private equity group of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.) with participation by TVC Capital and Unilever Ventures.

Currently, CreatorIQ is powering global influencer marketing for brands such as Disney, Salesforce, Sephora, and Unilever, as well as global PR & Media agencies through its Creator Intelligence Cloud. And in the past twelve months, CreatorIQ’s momentum has accelerated to become the world’s largest and most advanced influencer marketing SaaS platform, topping off a fourth straight year of over 100% growth.

In order to further accelerate its global momentum and differentiation, CreatorIQ is focusing its Series C on five strategic areas including an all-new user experience, data science, paid media & advanced measurement, global expansion, as well as strategic alliances & partnerships. And its plans for partnerships are already underway with the recently announced CreatorIQ Certified Partner Program launching with five inaugural partners including Collectively, Digital Brand Architects, Everywhere Agency, ShopStyle Collective, and Sway Group.

KEY QUOTES:

“As Marketing leaders accelerate their transformation strategies to close their in-house gaps across their marketing capabilities, they are uniting best-in-class technologies with leading data providers. These marketing leaders are seeking to own their influencer marketing technology & data in order to elevate cross-team, increasingly remote collaboration consistency, ensure enterprise security & compliance, and provide data transparency.”

— Igor Vaks, Founder & CEO of CreatorIQ

“CreatorIQ, as the most advanced enterprise technology in the influencer marketing space, is consistently the top choice of global marketing leaders looking to bring enterprise technology & data ownership in-house. We are excited to partner with CreatorIQ to support the Company’s plans for accelerated growth as it cements itself as the pure-play SaaS leader in the influencer marketing software category.”

— Nishita Cummings, Managing Partner, Kayne Partners Fund

“We continue to advance Unilever’s ambitions for our influencer marketing operations, which are made possible by Unilever PDC’s advanced data science capabilities and best-in-class partners like CreatorIQ. Our goal is to build industry-leading, truly global standards with the hopes of moving the entire industry forward.”

— Paul van Gendt, Director, People Data Centres