ciValue raises $6M in a Series A funding led by Sonae IM and Nielsen
The new funding round will allow ciValue to expand its precision marketing and supplier digital advertising platform for retailers and to further accelerate its global expansion
CiValue, a disruptive provider of cloud-based Precision Marketing and Supplier Advertising Platforms for Retailers, announced today a $6M Series A investment, led by Sonae IM and Nielsen.
The investment comes at a time when the retail industry is going through rapid transformation. Retailers are facing increasing competition from new players and are looking for ways to increase revenue and customer loyalty. For this reason, they need to have a deep understanding of their customers and to be able to act fast. In this new reality, ciValue offers a unique cloud-based product that powers Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) retailers to personalize offers, increase customer engagement, and drive loyalty while driving profitable collaboration with their suppliers. Moreover, the 360-degree view that ciValue provides, creates a win-win-win for retailers, suppliers and customers.
The investment was joined by Emery Investments and several other investors.
ciValue was founded in 2014 by Beni Basel and Gilad Cohen, experienced second-time entrepreneurs and has offices in New York, Paris, and Tel Aviv. The company empowers FMCG retailers to leverage their customer data and insights in a fast, scalable and personalized manner to increase customers’ lifetime value and their share of suppliers’ marketing budget. Leveraging data science and proprietary algorithms, ciValue offers advanced and action-driven customer and category intelligence resulting in same-store revenue uplift. Up and running within 6-8 weeks, ciValue is a fast time-to-value SaaS product, with the power to create targeted, segmented and personalized offers within hours. It is a unique marketing collaboration tool, transforming retail into an “everybody wins” opportunity for retailers, suppliers and customers.
About Sonae IM
Sonae IM is the technology investment arm of Sonae Group (www.sonae.pt/en/), a multinational exceeding 6 billion Euros in revenues with core activities in retail and telecommunications. Sonae IM invests in retail and telecommunications technology companies, as well as in cybersecurity. Sonae IM has 23 direct investments, encompassing stakes in companies from early stage to growth stage and stakes in 20 companies through Armilar Venture Partners.