Contentsquare Raised $60 Million Series C Round Led by Eurazeo, Bringing Total Venture Capital Funding to $120 Million Since 2016
Funding Marks Latest Milestone for Digital Experience Insights Platform as Company Accelerates Growth in AI and Predictive Analytics
New York, New York – January 28, 2019 -- Contentsquare, a fully-automated SaaS digital experience insights platform that drives leading global enterprises to improve engagement and revenue, announced today that it has raised a $60 million Series C funding round led by Eurazeo, a leading global investment company. This new capital will help Contentsquare increase research and development, focused on AI and predictive analytics, and continue to expand its business across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Middle-East. All the previous investors in the company also participated in the round.
“Now more than ever, enterprises understand that improving the digital customer experience is a matter of great importance,” said Jonathan Cherki, Founder and CEO of Contentsquare. “With this new funding we are accelerating the development of our solution, leveraging deeper analytics to expand our insights and make them smarter. Online and offline, this will provide retailers and brands with a larger return on investment and help them to identify business opportunities, in addition to driving the new, decision-based era of digital experiences to our customers – a critical factor in today’s ultra-competitive digital landscape.”
By tracking customer behavior through billions of digital touch and mouse movements, Contentsquare transforms this knowledge into profitable actions that increase engagement, reduce operational costs and maximize conversion rates. Used by digital, content, product, analytics, acquisition, IT and UX teams, Contentsquare is pioneering the digital transformation evolution for major global brands. Currently, Contentsquare works with a roster of top companies in retail, luxury, travel, hospitality, automotive, finance insurance space, including the global major brands like Walmart, Samsung, Sephora, Tiffany, LVMH, Accorhotels, Avis, BNP Paribas, GoPro, Ikea, Nissan, and more.
"We are very excited to participate in another round of funding for Contentsquare and are huge believers in the rapid growth of the product, collaboration throughout the management team, and their dedicated focus to their customers,” said Yann du Rusquec Managing Director of Eurazeo Growth. “With a unique role in helping enterprises truly understand their users and create the very best digital experiences, we are confident that Cherki’s transformative vision for predictive experience will bring significant growth to this large market.”
“We are delighted to reiterate our support to Contentsquare whose tremendous ambition and potential perfectly fit our growth equity strategy,” said Virginie Morgon CEO of Eurazeo.
Since Contentsquare’s series B funding announcement in January of 2018, the company has continued its development by releasing two new solutions for customers, CS Live and AI Alerts, which deliver customer experience information in real-time. CS Live has provided Contentsquare’s clients with a unique way to immediately identify consumer metrics, on their website with no need for any dashboard. AI Alerts, Contentsquare’s newest monitoring system, enables businesses to detect and react to improve customer engagement without manual effort.
The company’s innovations over the past year have led to more than 100 percent growth with customers in many industries in more than 100 countries. In 2018, Contentsquare was recognized as one of Europe’s Hottest Startups by WIRED Magazine.
For more information about Contentsquare, please visit: www.contentsquare.com
Contentsquare is a user experience (UX) analytics and optimization platform that helps businesses understand how and why users are interacting with their app, mobile and web sites. We compute billions of touch and mouse movements and transform this knowledge into profitable actions that increase engagement, reduce operational costs and maximize conversion rates. Using behavioral data, artificial intelligence and big data to provide automatic recommendations, Contentsquare empowers every member of the digital team to easily measure the impact their actions and make fast and productive data-driven decisions to optimize the customer journey. Learn more at www.contentsquare.com.
Eurazeo is a leading global investment company, with a diversified portfolio of €17 billion in assets under management, including nearly €11 billion from third parties, invested in over 300 companies. With its considerable private equity, venture capital, real estate, private debt and fund of funds expertise, Eurazeo accompanies companies of all sizes, supporting their development through the commitment of its 235 professionals and by offering deep sector expertise, a gateway to global markets, and a responsible and stable foothold for transformational growth. Its solid institutional and family shareholder base, robust financial structure free of structural debt, and flexible investment horizon enable Eurazeo to support its companies over the long term. Eurazeo Growth invests in late stage technology companies, such as Farfetch, which recently completed its IPO on the New York stock exchange, Back Market, Contentsquare, Doctolib, PeopleDoc, Vestiaire Collective and Younited Credit.
Eurazeo has offices in Paris, New York, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Shanghai, London, Luxembourg, Frankfurt and Madrid.
Eurazeo is listed on Euronext Paris.
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