Banyan Branch, a Seattle, WA-based social media agency that provides marketing services, has raised $1.7m in Series A funding.
Bob Gay, CEO and co-founder of Huntsman Gay Global Capital;
Bill Bryant, venture partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson;
Geoff Entress, venture partner at Voyager Capital;
Neil Patel, founder of KISSmetrics;
Chase Franklin, co-founder and former CEO of Qpass;
Taft Price, co-founder of Oakley Networks;
Adam Gross, chief marketing officer, The Jordan, Edmiston Group, Inc.;
Andrew Garnock, private investor; and
John Morris, president of West Olympic Investments.
The company intends to use the funds to accelerate growth into key verticals and continue investment in social media processes, media buying and technology for its clients.
Banyan Branch manages comprehensive social media programs for recognizable brands such as Viacom, Microsoft, Windstar Cruises, Disney, Porsche, FOX, Microsoft, Paramount, Hartz, Univision and Gilt Groupe.
Led by co-founder and Principal Dave Hanley, Co-founder and Chief Creative Director Alex Garcia, and President Blake Cahill, the company provides end-to-end marketing services including strategy, creative, execution and analytics.
In conjunction with the funding, Geoff Entress will join Banyan Branch’s Board of Directors.