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Built by Data Scientists: Civis Analytics just raised $22 million to innovate even more
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Built by Data Scientists: Civis Analytics just raised $22 million to innovate even more

Richard Harris Richard Harris in Analytics Monday, December 5, 2016

Civis Analytics, a data science software and services company, announced that it has raised a $22 million Series A round of funding led by Drive Capital with participation from Verizon Ventures, WPP, and Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Inc.

Civis initially launched in back in 2013. Since then, the company has been able to bootstrap its own growth, starting as a services firm and growing from 15 to 135 employees. Civis works across all sectors for some of the largest, most impactful organizations, including newly announced clients Verizon, Robin Hood Foundation, and the 2020 U.S. Census in partnership with Young & Rubicam.

Over the past three years, Civis has transformed its services into a comprehensive SaaS platform (pre-loaded with data) for data scientists, as well as a suite of easy-to-use applications for line-of-business users and decision-makers. Civis empowers its customers to make data-driven decisions by providing the same software and battle-tested methodologies that Civis data scientists use. With this funding, Civis plans to accelerate its growth by increasing hiring across the board and making long-term investments in research and development.

“With this round of funding, we’ll be able to innovate more quickly, expand our product offerings, and target new sectors” said Dan Wagner, Founder and CEO of Civis Analytics.

As part of this round of funding, Chris Olsen joins Dan Wagner, Eric Schmidt, and Tim O’Reilly on the Civis Analytics Board of Directors.

About Civis Analytics

Civis Analytics makes data-driven strategy possible for all organizations. It enables a fast-growing and diverse group of both public and private sector clients to benefit from the power of data. Whether with our services or the Civis data science platform, Civis Analytics unlocks data science for organizations of all sizes with data scientists and analysts of all levels.

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