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Captify

Founded in July 2011, Captify is one of the fastest growing digital media businesses in the UK. The London-based business has developed proprietary search intelligence technology which powers digital advertising across desktop, video and mobile.

Global brands and media planning agencies use Captify’s search intelligence to pin point target users online based on their recent searches. This innovative product gives advertisers the ability to harness the accuracy of search and combine it with the high impact and scalable nature of display advertising. Captify are currently the largest holders of keyword search data in Europe, and its technology measures and understands over 8 billion searches every month.

It has offices in London, New York, Paris, Hamburg and Kiev, and works with over 88 media agencies in the UK and over 160 globally; and runs campaigns on behalf of the world’s largest brands including Microsoft, British Airways, Barclays, Warner Brothers and American Express.

Captify raised £1.2 million in a Series A round led by Panoramic Growth Equity in 2013, and in 2015 Smedvig Capital led an £8 million Series B funding alongside existing investors including Panoramic.

Captify - MTA 2017 National Winner Winner - BVCA National Management Team Awards 2017

Venture capital impact

  • EXTRAORDINARY GROWTH IN SUCH A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME AND REMAINS THE ONLY SEARCH INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST IN THE WORLD

  • CAPTIFY HAS DEVELOPED THE INDUSTRY’S INDEPENDENT SEARCH DATA NETWORK

  • WORKS WITH OVER 400 OF THE WORLD’S TOP ADVERTISERS

  • FURTHER INVESTMENT INTO ITS TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM AND EXPANDS IT PRODUCT SUITE

  • PLANS FOR FURTHER INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION FOLLOWING LAUNCHES IN US AND FRANCE

  • TODAY EMPLOYS OVER 160 PEOPLE; UP FROM 11 IN 2013

  • AWARD - FIRST PLACE IN STARTUPS 100 2014

  • AWARD – FOUNDERS NAMED YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS OF THE YEAR BY THE GREAT BRITISH ENTREPRENEUR AWARDS


Achievements

WINNER - BVCA MANAGEMENT TEAM AWARDS 2016 and 2017

  • 2017: GROWTH MANAGEMENT TEAM OF THE YEAR - SOUTH EAST

  • 2016: VENTURE OR GROWTH COMPANY TEAM OF THE YEAR – SOUTH EAST




  • Location
    London

    Backers 
    Panoramic Growth Equity: 2013 - present
    Smedvig Capital: 2015 - present