NEW YORK, NY, FADEL, innovator of enterprise rights and royalty management software, announced it has completed its Series B venture funding round.
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The round was led by Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) and joined by Kafalat iSME and B&Y Venture Partners. The funding will be used to foster further expansion - growing the partner ecosystem and strengthening FADEL's footprint across North America and Europe - as well as to provide continued R&D for its products and add deployment support for new cloud hosting platforms, in addition to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
"We are excited to be working with such a professional and globally minded team of investors," said Tarek Fadel, Founder and CEO of FADEL. "The company has seen significant growth since our first investment round, including building a network of global value-add technology partners, resellers and system integrators. Our goal is to continue to expand and strengthen our routes to market by adding new partners into our programs and to continue to expand our presence in the Advertising, Media and Publishing verticals."
"We view FADEL as a thought leader in the enterprise rights and royalty management space and believe in the value of their solutions to drive increased licensing revenues and mitigate licensing copyright exposure, which is why we continue to invest in their growth." said Riyad Abou Jaoudeh of MEVP.
FADEL's solution portfolio includes a marketing cloud technology, Rights Cloud, which is changing the game in the advertising production landscape by providing content usage risk mitigation and go-to-market acceleration for global, omni-channel marketing campaigns. IPM Suite continues to help major licensing and publishing companies to monetize their intellectual property and streamline the processing of royalties.
"In addition to these offerings, we are attracted to FADEL's dynamic team, proven industry track record, and impressive roster of clients," said Bassel Aoun of Kafalat iSME. "Their unique cloud-based solutions, which are deployed across large enterprises on a global basis, offer tremendous opportunity for continued growth."
"B&Y's mission is to invest in visionary companies aiming to create new markets or transform existing ones, which is why we are thrilled to partner with MEVP and Kafalat iSME in backing FADEL," said B&Y Venture Partners' Fadi Bizri. "The company's innovative products are poised for tremendous success and we look forward to the journey ahead with this team of thought leaders."
FADEL, innovator of rights and royalty management software, has worked with some of the biggest names in media, life sciences, fast-moving consumer goods, publishing, high-tech and advertising. By automating talent and content rights management across videos, photos, ads, music, products and brands, and streamlining the processing of licensing royalties, FADEL's cloud-based solutions have empowered businesses to significantly maximize revenues and increase process efficiencies. Founded in 2003, FADEL is headquartered in Rye, New York, and also operates offices in New York City, Los Angeles, London, and Lebanon. For more information, visit fadel.com.
About Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP)
MEVP is a Middle East-focused venture capital firm that invests in the early and growth stages of innovative tech companies run by talented entrepreneurs primarily, but not exclusively, in the Middle East region with a focus on the GCC and Levant countries. With offices in Dubai, Beirut and Bahrain and more than USD 220 million in Assets Under Management, MEVP is the largest and most established VC firm in the region, with clear cross border investment appetite.
About Kafalat iSME
The iSME Program is a USD 30 million initiative funded by the Government of Lebanon and the World Bank. The Program aims to encourage the equity investment market in order to increase early stage investment finance for financially viable, new, and existing innovative firms.
About B&Y Venture Partners
B&Y Venture Partners is a MENA-based venture capital firm that invests in technology startups globally at both seed and growth stage. With over $50m in assets under management deployed in the US, the EU and MENA/GCC, we invest in and support visionary and high-impact founders aiming to create new markets or transform existing ones.