Market Intelligence Platform Premise Data Raises $85 Million In Series E Funding

By Noah Long ● Jan 18, 2021
  • Premise Data recently announced it has raised $85 million in Series E funding to expand its platform capabilities and global network. These are the details.

Premise Data recently announced it has raised $85 million in Series E funding to expand its platform capabilities and global network. Led by Laurence Tosi’s WestCap Group with participation from Dave DeWalt’s NightDragon as well as Winslow Capital, DRW, and Vista Credit Partners (the credit-lending arm of Vista Equity Partners), the latest funding round will enable the company to accelerate development of its technology. And existing investors Valor Equity Partners, 8VC, Tao Capital, Hanover Technology Investment Management, and Atreides Management also participated. Premise now raised over $150 million from experienced investors.

Premise runs one of the most sophisticated cyber-physical market intelligence platforms that blends machine learning with human intelligence, making it possible to gather and analyze real-time data from a curated and trusted global network. And the mass adoption of smartphones worldwide has opened an entirely new market for capturing data at scale. 

The unlocking of new decentralized crypto payment capabilities like Bitcoin attracts millions of contributors globally by providing more payment options. And advancements in deep tech enable Premise to learn from and autotask its network, and rapidly decipher the most salient data. This resulted in 600% revenue growth over the past 36 months.

WestCap Founder and Managing Partner Laurence Tosi previously served as the long-time CFO of Merrill, Blackstone, and Airbnb and will join Premise’s board of directors. 

And Dave DeWalt and Alex Moore will also join the Premise board. DeWalt is the former CEO of Documentum, McAfee, and FireEye and also a board member of Delta Air Lines and Five9. And Moore is a partner at 8VC and serves on the Palantir board. Current board members Antonio J. Gracias and Vivek Pattipati will remain on the Premise board. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Premise played a critical role for a variety of public and private organizations and has so far collected over 150 million data points related to the pandemic. And the Premise Global Index — which monitors five key quality-of- life factors (including Consumer Habits, Economy, Institutions, Basic Services and Social Issues) — helps the customers detect small changes in socio-economic conditions on the ground, often serving as a leading indicator of broader sustained changes. And together they demonstrate the company’s ability to gather insights from around the world.

KEY QUOTES:

“Premise is rapidly transforming the ways organizations collect data, measure programs and provide decision makers with real time insights that are critical to success. This new funding provides the company with even more resources to continue to disrupt this marketplace. We are able to task contributors to capture the ground-truth data that organizations need to measure, understand and leverage at scale. We can do this work anywhere in the world, without utilizing high-priced consultants, while changing the landscape of market intelligence.”

— Maury Blackman, Premise CEO

“Premise is disrupting and democratizing the way large organizations capture market intelligence. Management has proven the business model can quickly scale and generate significant margin – all while providing decision makers with better results.”

— WestCap Founder and Managing Partner Laurence Tosi

“We’re very excited that the big vision for Premise is being realized and operating at scale. We’re thrilled to increase our investment in the company and support the development of the next generation of deep technology requirements for this category-defining platform.”

— Antonio J. Gracias