Connotate Increases Momentum and Closes $7M Series B Funding

New Brunswick, N.J - 12 April 2012

Latest Funding from Castile Ventures, Prism VentureWorks and .406 Ventures Solidifies Company’s Big Data Leadership Position while Accelerating the Expansion of New Data Extraction and Monitoring Solutions

Connotate, Inc., the leading provider of solutions that help organizations monitor and collect data and content from the Web, today announced that it has raised $7 million in Series B funding led by Castile Ventures, with participants including new investor Prism VentureWorks and existing investor .406 Ventures. Connotate will apply this new capital to execute on an accelerated growth strategy that includes establishing a world-class partner program and international expansion.

“Connotate’s unique and differentiated technology has positioned it to capitalize on the explosion of Big Data and enterprises’ growing appreciation of the value that highly scalable data monitoring and collection can bring,” said Nina Saberi, Founder & Managing Partner of Castile Ventures. “We’re excited to partner with a leader in this rapidly growing market, and delighted to be working with Keith Cooper again.”

“Since our initial investment in Connotate, I have been continuously impressed with the company’s execution and traction in the market. Connotate gives companies the ability and accuracy to automate the capture of real-time Web data,” said Liam Donohue, General Partner of .406 Ventures. “With Connotate’s recent acquisition of Fetch Technologies and addition of Castile and Prism to the team, we are very excited about the company’s position and vision to be a market leader in the Big Data industry.”

In the recent weeks, acquiring Fetch Technologies and announcing Keith Cooper as CEO, has significantly enhanced Connotate’s market position as a leading provider of data aggregation and monitoring solutions. With analyst firm IDC predicting the Big Data market to hit $16.9bn by 2015, information collection and monitoring is a critical challenge for organizations trying to leverage Web content for business use. Connotate provides companies of all sizes with an automated functionality that allows organizations to monitor and extract the precise information they need to deliver custom data solutions and drive ROI.

“2012 has started out very strong for us,” said Keith Cooper, CEO Connotate. Our next product release -- due out this spring -- will make it even easier for companies to aggregate and monitor information from the Web. It is our goal to help enterprises take advantage of the immense opportunities that Big Data has to offer and find answers to industry questions that were once too time-consuming to resolve.”

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