InfoSum secures £11.26 million Series A investment led by Upfront Ventures

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InfoSum raises $15.1 million in Series A funding

Leading marketing infrastructure provider will use Series A investment to expand its North American operation and confirms leadership role for industry leader Brian Lesser

London, UK, 1st September 2020: InfoSum, the world’s leading provider of decentralized marketing infrastructure, today announces the completion of its Series A funding round, raising $15.1 million. 

InfoSum has built the world’s first decentralized marketing infrastructure that enables companies of every size and industry to collaborate across first and second-party data sets, to create a superior experience for consumers. Powered by this privacy-first solution, leading broadcasters, brands and enterprise companies are working seamlessly on first-party marketing programs, with consumer data privacy preserved at every step. These companies can now create a single system of customer identity without ever moving data between parties. 

The investment is led by leading venture capital firms Upfront Ventures and IA Ventures and supported by strategic partners Ascential, Akamai, Experian, ITV and AT&T’s Xandr.

The funding will be used to accelerate InfoSum’s expansion across North America and Europe. As part of the expansion, media and advertising leader Brian Lesser will take an active role at InfoSum as Executive Chairman. Lesser, the founder and former CEO of Xandr, and the former North American CEO of GroupM joined InfoSum’s board in April this year. As part of his role, Lesser will work to establish InfoSum globally, including significant investment in North America. 

Nick Halstead CEO and Founder of InfoSum said “InfoSum is providing the industry with a decentralized marketing infrastructure that removes all privacy, identity and trust barriers, enabling seamless data connectivity across companies. 

This investment is a testament to the success InfoSum is experiencing and its potential for rapid growth across Europe and North America. I’m very pleased to welcome Brian in his new role. He brings invaluable knowledge and experience to our leadership team as we increase our presence in North America.”

Brian Lesser, Executive Chairman at InfoSum said: “InfoSum is changing the way marketing data is managed. Our decentralized solution prioritizes privacy while improving a company’s ability to learn more about their customers and develop relevant, high-performing marketing and engagement programs. With the success it is already seeing in the UK and Europe, I’m thrilled to help establish InfoSum as a global standard for marketing infrastructure. In North America specifically, data-centric companies are thirsting for a new privacy-first solution to data collaboration that allows them to retain control of their data and drive more value.” 

About InfoSum

InfoSum helps the world’s leading brands, media owners and platforms create privacy-first data ecosystems. Founded in 2015, InfoSum is a patented decentralized identity infrastructure that powers rich data insight, activation and measurement, all without requiring our clients to share any customer personal data.

InfoSum is pioneering the transformation from centralized identity structures to a federated open ecosystem where first-party data owners control their data at all times. Businesses using InfoSum’s SaaS platform can build privacy-first ecosystems around their data assets through privacy-by-design data onboarding, post-cookie addressability and data clean room solutions. 

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Manoj Ranaweera

Manoj has founded, failed and successfully exited from a number of technology product companies as well as support organisations since 2004. Among them, Northern Tech Awards and were acquired by GP Bullhound and Accusoft, Inc respectively. Today, Manoj is building a trusted support network for technology companies. He is working with founding teams to help them accelerate including raising investment and M&A.

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