Seismic Raises $4.5 Million in Series A Funding Led by Sigma West

Seismic Raises $4.5 Million in Series A Funding Led by Sigma West 
Investment Drives Growth in Sales & Marketing; Paves Way for Deeper
Expansion Into Financial Services and Insurance Markets and Continued
Product Development 
ENCINITAS, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/15/13 --  Seismic, the creator
of the LiveDoc platform for brand-approved, real-time enterprise
content management, announced today the closure of a $4.5 million
series A funding round led by venture capital firm Sigma West, with
additional funding coming from private investors. After doubling its
revenue already in 2013, and on track to double it again before the
end of the year, Seismic plans to fortify its team as it expands its
content solutions for the financial services and insurance markets.  
"There is tremendous demand among enterprises today for powerful,
easy-to-use tools for managing targeted marketing and sales content
to reach the right customers. That demand will only increase as the
market expands, and with it the volume of audience data," said Sigma
West Managing Director Peter Solvik. "We have seen how Seismic's
technology has satisfied that demand for their customers, and from
our years of experience in the market, we believe they have the
leadership experience to tackle the challenges of the future.
Seismic's team has a terrific track record for developing great
businesses, and we believe their prior experience will help drive the
company to great success in this dynamic and evolving market." 
Seismic's customers use its cloud-based platform to access an
extensive library of their branded, data-rich materials such as
graphics, proposals, sales decks and reports. From sales and
marketing to HR and finance, business professionals can tap into
their company's approved brand collateral and business assets,
quickly creating customized materials with the most up-to-date
content and real-time data. By bringing together cloud architecture,
advanced and automated data services, powerful analytics, and a
user-friendly customer interface, Seismic is transforming how
businesses access, create and manage content. The entire branding
effort becomes more effective, fully compliant and more efficient as
a result.  
"Seismic's mission is to evolve the way sales and marketing teams
communicate and work," said Seismic CEO Douglas Winter. "Our
technology enables professionals to easily create and deliver
branded, marketing-approved, yet personally customized materials that
integrate live data into approved content in real-time and across any
device. We are honored that a leading VC firm like Sigma West
invested in Seismic and will help guide us into our next phase of
growth."  
Seismic's success with enterprise companies in the financial services
and insurance industries inspires its current plans to drive even
more deeply into those markets by providing vertical-specific
workflow and feature enhancements. In addition, the company is hiring
new talent in the areas of sales, marketing and client services in
order to meet the needs of a thriving customer base.  
Members of the company's leadership team previously founded and sold
the software services company Objectiva Software Solutions. They also
led the turnaround of NASDAQ customer communications management
platform Document Sciences, which was acquired by EMC.  
About Seismic
 Seismic is the creator of the LiveDoc platform for
brand-approved, real-time enterprise content management. Seismic's
cloud-based platform enables business professionals to quickly create
customized materials with the most up-to-date content and real-time
data by accessing approved collateral and business assets. Seismic's
LiveDoc platform, which brings together content generation, real-time
data services, powerful analytics and a user-friendly user interface,
is transforming how businesses create, access and manage content. The
entire branding effort becomes more effective, fully compliant and
more efficient as a result. 
Headquartered in Encinitas, CA, Seismic was founded in 2010. It is
privately held by its three-time serial entrepreneur executive team
and leading venture capital firm SigmaWest. 
About Sigma West
 Sigma West is an early stage technology venture
capital firm in San Francisco investing in exceptional entrepreneurs.
Our team is made up of successful technology industry veterans
finding world-class entrepreneurs and helping them construct great
companies. Sigma West is building on the 27-year successful history
of Sigma Partners with over $2 billion under management. We invest
across the technology landscape including cloud/SaaS, consumer,
enterprise, and storage. Successful exits include EqualLogic (Dell,
2008), KACE (Dell, 2010), Fortify Software (HP, 2010), and Responsys
(NASDAQ: MKTG, 2011). Please visit sigmawest.com and follow us on
Twitter @sigmawest. 
Aimee Rancer
aimee@bocacommunications.com 
 
 
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