Wellington Partners and IBB-Beteiligungsgesellschaft lead Seed-Investment in Berlin-based mobile survey startup to expand analytics capacities and increase reach.
BERLIN, GERMANY (June 8, 2015): Dalia Research, a Berlin-based mobile survey startup, today announced the closing of a seven-digit seed round, lead by venture capital firm Wellington Partners and the IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft (www.ibb-bet.de). Existing angel-investors, including WestTech Ventures, also participated in the round.
“One of the things that impressed us most was the way Dalia’s technology can be applied to generate a whole new dimension of consumer insights,” remarked Ajit Nazre from Wellington Partners. Clemens Kabel from IBB-Bet adds: “The team spirit and it´s vision are truly inspiring and convincing. We’re very much looking forward to helping Dalia grow.”
“We’re excited to have strong partners on board to scale our technology,” said Nico Jaspers, CEO of Dalia. “The rapid spread of smartphones is a game-changer in how opinion and consumer insights are generated. We want to lead this shift around the world.”
Dalia develops real-time targeting and profiling solutions for mobile market and opinion research. With a publisher-network covering over 70 countries around the world, its platform currently processes up to 3.5 million answers per day. Dalia recently won the prestigious IIeX Europe Award for the “most innovative startup” in the market research and consumer insights space.
Dalia counts some of the world’s leading research agencies, technology consultancies and think-tanks among its clients. Commenting on Dalia’s rapid growth, Dan Foreman, past president of the world association for market and opinion research (ESOMAR) argues that, “the insights industry needs disruption! I’m glad to see Dalia developing game-changing capabilities that challenge the status quo.”
Dalia will use the funds to expand its data science and engineering team and to increase its reach in emerging economies.
About Dalia Research
Berlin-based Dalia Research develops real-time targeting and profiling solutions for mobile market and opinion research. Founded in October 2013, Dalia offers one-stop access to consumer and market insights in over 70 countries worldwide. Led by technology entrepreneurs and engineers, it is dedicated to efficiency, speed and unparalleled data quality. For more information, visit https://daliaresearch.com.
About Wellington Partners
Wellington Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in early stage startups from Europe in the areas of digital media and software for consumers and enterprises. Among some of the notable investments of Wellington Partners have been companies such as Spotify, EyeEm, YPlan and Import.io.
About IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft
IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft (www.ibb-bet.de) provides venture capital to innovative Berlin-based companies and has established itself as a market leader in the field of early stage financing in Germany. Currently two of the funds managed by the IBB Beteiligungsgesellschaft are in the investment phase, the VC Fonds Technologie Berlin II with a fund size of 60 MEUR and the VC Fonds Kreativwirtschaft Berlin II with a fund size of 40 MEUR. Both VC funds are financed by means of the Investitionsbank Berlin (IBB) and the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) administered by the State Berlin.
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