HootSuite lands ‘record-setting’ $165 M in venture capital

HootSuite Media Inc. has netted another $165 million in capital, one of the largest venture capital funding rounds for a software company on record in Canada.

For its Series B financing round, the Vancouver-based social media integration platform and analytics company received funding from Insight Venture Partners, Accel Partners, and its existing investor, OMERS Ventures.

Insight Venture has a track record of investing in companies like Indiegogo, Shutterstock, and TeamBuy.ca, while Accel Partners is best known for investing in Facebook Inc. OMERS’ portfolio includes Extreme Startups and Wave Accounting Inc.

Executives from each firm have now joined HootSuite’s board of directors.

For HootSuite, which recently marked its fourth birthday, this has been an exceptionally good year. In July, it announced its revenue had jumped 300 per cent in Q2, compared to the same period last year.

The company recently leapt from 180 employees to more than 300 around the world, and now serves more than 7 million users globally. Its roster of enterprise customers includes PepsiCo Inc., Virgin Group Ltd., Sony Music Entertainment, and HBO.

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