Ezoic today announced it has secured a $33 million investment. The investment comes from Sageview Capital, a growth capital firm focused on investing in tech-enabled businesses. Jeff Klemens, Partner of Sageview Capital, will join the Ezoic Board of Directors.
Ezoic says the investment will help to expand the capabilities of its intelligent technology platform designed for online content creators and digital publishing businesses.
Ezoic is rolling out machine learning tools for publishers that will enable them to speed up their websites, improve the SEO of their content, and easily access information that will help them grow their businesses.
Ezoic was launched in 2011, and tested early versions of the platform run on over 400 websites that the company founders owned. Ezoic secured funding from Balderton Capital in 2014 and became one of the first Google Certified Publishing Partners in 2015.
“Despite accelerating advances in technology, digital publishers still rely on many legacy processes from print and early online web publishing. Ezoic gives publishers a way to capitalize on all the opportunities that exist with digital content,” said Dwayne Lafleur, Founder and CEO of Ezoic. “Our platform has enabled thousands of web publishers to incorporate personalization and data science into their sites. The benefits of this approach are exponential and still untapped by many large brands and enterprises in the world of digital publishing.”