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13 January 2022

Cognism secures $87.5m Series C investment

Round led by Viking and Blue Cloud and supported by Volution, AXA Venture Partners and Swisscom Ventures

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We are delighted to announce that Volution portfolio company Cognism has secured $87.5m Series C funding.

Founded in 2015, Cognism is a leader in international sales intelligence, setting a new standard for data quality and compliance, trusted by 1000+ revenue teams worldwide.

During 2021, Cognism was recognised in a number of industry ‘ones to watch’ lists including; Deloitte Fast 50, topping LinkedIn’s UK Top Start-Ups for the third year in a row and joining TechNation’s Future Fifty programme.

James Codling, Managing Partner of Volution commented, “We first backed Cognism in 2018, and since then we have seen the company go from strength to strength, under the ambitious, focused, and dedicated leadership of James Isilay. We are delighted to have participated in this funding round alongside Viking Global Investors, Blue Cloud Ventures, AXA Venture Partners (AVP), and Swisscom Ventures and we are excited to be part of Cognism’s next big chapter of growth and expansion.”

James Isilay, CEO at Cognism, commented, “This funding round represents the next evolution of Cognism as the world’s leading provider of intelligent B2B sales data. Volution has been a consistent and loyal investor in the company over several years, supporting us through multiple funding rounds. I’m delighted that they’re continuing to follow us on our journey to set a new standard in global data quality and compliance.”

The investment will solidify Cognism’s European leader position and accelerate growth in US market. You can read more about the round here