Rob Bailey

During the past few days I’ve received lots of great emails, Facebook messages and DMs congratulating our team for closing the most recent round of funding.  I believe that congratulating a company for raising a round is like congratulating a chef for coming back from the supermarket with groceries. Funding is not winning. It’s more gas in the tank to take the company further. So, rather than celebrate, we’re using this as an opportunity for reflection – what’s worked, what we’ve learned and the road ahead.

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It’s hard to believe it’s only been six months since I joined DataSift as CEO and we launched the company in the U.S. Since then we’ve grown from just a handful of customers in the U.K. to more than 250 corporate customers in over 20 countries. The list includes some of the top social media monitoring companies, business intelligence and news organizations and a growing list of Fortune 500 companies. Given my six-month mark at the helm of the company, I thought I’d share not only a few of our milestones, but highlight the trends and demand we’re seeing in the market.

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The last few months have been an amazing journey for us. It was only back in November last year that we launched DataSift. That seems like a lifetime ago when we look back at what we’ve achieved since then…

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DataSift unlocks the value of monetizing the social web $6 Million Venture Round to Accelerate the Mining of Metadata from Twitter and other Social Networks July 11, 2011 – DataSift, a Delaware corporation, today announced a $6 million round of VC funding co-led by IA Ventures and GRP Partners. DataSift is one of only two companies globally licensed by Twitter to re-syndicate its content. The $6 million investment will be used … (click here to…

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