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Ginzamarkets Announces $1.3M in Seed Financing

2011-11-16
Ginzametrics, the disruptive SEO management and analytics dashboard for global enterprises, announced today a $1.3 million round of financing from several leading venture firms and prominent angel investors including seed fund and startup accelerator 500 Startups, and seed and early-stage fund Venture51.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Ginzametrics, the disruptive SEO management and analytics dashboard for global enterprises, announced today a $1.3 million round of financing from multiple funding sources to aid the expansion of the company's robust SEO platform.

The round of financing comes from several leading venture firms and prominent angel investors including prominent seed fund and startup accelerator 500 Startups, seed and early-stage fund Venture51, angels Jeff Miller, Ullas Naik, Shogo Kawada (Co-Founder of DeNA), and Ryota Matsuzaki, former Head of Strategic Planning at Rakuten, Aman Thapar and Stephen Culp.

Ginzametrics enables enterprises to increase traffic and sales from organic search through its tight integration with Adobe SiteCatalyst, Google Analytics and other platforms. Users can quickly identify winners and losers in their keyword portfolios and make better decisions faster to improve SEO performance. Ginzametrics also enables companies to scale SEO operations to larger markets, both domestic and international, by providing ranking data across 35+ global markets for hundreds of thousands of keywords. Finally, businesses can use Ginzametrics to eliminate the hidden costs associated with SEO, with its sophisticated per-page SEO analytics.

"Our latest round of financing allows us to expand our team and make further refinements to our next-generation platform," said Ray Grieselhuber, CEO and Co-Founder of Ginzamarkets, Inc. "Our rapid growth in the SEO marketplace has been entirely organic, and we aim to boost this growth through some business development and marketing efforts."

The $1.3 million represents a second round of funding for the company. Seed capital of $400,000 was raised in late 2010 from Y Combinator, 500 Startups and several noted investors including Mark Goines, Maneesh Arora, Christopher Muenchoff and Lance White.

"We're thrilled to be on board with Ginzamarkets," said Dave McClure, Founding Partner at 500 Startups. "They are pushing the boundaries of what's possible with enterprise SEO and have proven that it's possible for a lean, aggressive startup to disrupt much larger competitors."

"Our growth has been explosive in the mid and enterprise markets, especially with top ecommerce players and product companies," continued Mr. Grieselhuber. "These companies manage massive volumes of content residing on many sites throughout the world, and need to better understand the real-world business impact of their SEO. Ginzametrics gives businesses both instant visibility into what SEO efforts are currently working, and the actionable intelligence to correct any areas that are not producing revenue."

Ginzametrics also recently attracted several top advisors, including Gokul Rajaram, Product Director, Ads at Facebook, Hiten Shah, co-founder and CEO of KISSmetrics, Anne Raimondi, Vice President of Marketing for SurveyMonkey, Amir Ayalon, a Tokyo-based serial entrepreneur, and Jeffrey Neumann, the former Managing Director of Communicade.

About Ginzamarkets, Inc.

Launched in early 2010, Ginzamarkets offers the Ginzametrics SEO dashboard for mid-size and enterprise level clients. Ginzametrics transforms complex data into actionable recommendations on a page-by-page basis. The complete solution covers all aspects of SEO including advanced traffic and conversion analytics, server configuration, content optimization recommendations and keyword discovery. For more information, visit www.ginzametrics.com.
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