Wisegate, a Austin, Texas-based provider of IT research service for senior technology professionals, raised $3m in funding.
Backers included Atlanta Technology Angels, Cowtown Angel Network, Central Texas Angel Network and Golden Seeds.
The company intends to use the funds to further expand its member base of senior IT professionals, and to build out new member services.
the addition of marquis companies to its growing list of world class customers, and the appointment of former Burton Group CEO, Jamie Burton, to its Board of Directors. Wisegate continues to extend its leadership position in IT research innovation by offering the first Information Technology (IT) research service for senior technology professionals that lets them tap directly into the most valuable source of information: the collective intelligence and experiences of their peers.
Led by Sara Gates, Founder and CEO, Wisegate leverages a crowdsourcing model and advanced algorithms to provide IT research service that allows qualified senior technology professionals to share information without middle men (analysts, vendors, media or advertisers). It is a private invitation-only community of senior information technology professionals.
Members are senior technology leaders from organizations like, AGCO, Alliance Laundry Systems, Ally Bank, Bank of America, Brown University, CalPERS, Carillion Clinic, CIGNA Corporation, City of Tampa, City of Toronto, Government of Alberta, Houston Healthcare, Longterm Healthcare Partners, Philips Electronics, Samsung and The Nature Conservancy.
The company also added Jamie Lewis – former Burton Group CEO and IT research innovator – to its Board of Directors.