Relationship Science (RelSci), a NYC-based developer of a tool for business development professionals and dealmakers, raised $30m in funding.
Backers included new investors Reuben Jeffery, David Komansky (Former Chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch), Randy Lerner (Former Chairman of MBNA), Stephen Luczo (Chairman and CEO of Seagate), William Rudin, and salesforce.com and existing investors Henry Kravis, Kenneth Langone, Stanley Druckenmiller, MacAndrews & Forbes, C.V. Starr, Hearst Corporation, Ron Burkle, Barry Sternlicht, RIT Capital Partners, Andrew Tisch, Joseph Perella, and Harvey Golub.
The company intends to use the capital to increase adoption, accelerate development of new services, create new applications on the platform, and continue to expand the content of its database.
Founded by Neal Goldman and launched in January 2013 Relationship Science (RelSci) provides information about influential people and their organizations, including their work history, board connections, deal history, education, non-profit donations and affiliations, political donations, personal interests, creative works and awards, business relationships, and relevant familial connections.
It also features relationship mapping functionality that enables discovery of access points to these influential people and their organizations.
To date, the company has signed up over 150 client organizations including global investment banks, private equity firms, law firms, wealth management firms, universities, hedge funds, corporations, consulting firms, and non-profit organizations.