Ideas United, LLC, an Atlanta, GA-based content creation studio, received a $15m investment from Kayne Partners, the growth equity group of Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to grow and expand its business reach globally.
Led by David Roemer, Co-Founder and CEO, and Dan Costa, Co-Founder and President, Ideas United is a creative studio producing content and events for premier brands, universities, nonprofits, and networks.
Its in-house team works alongside a global talent network to shape experiences, rethink conventions, and speak to new audiences across four key disciplines: college, branded content, capital campaigns, and original content.
The company began over 15 years ago with the creation of Campus Movie Fest, a student film festival with more than a million students who’ve created short movies for free thanks to premier brand partners.
Ideas United provides its partners with multiple months of deep engagement on more than 60 college campuses each year, resulting in experiential opportunities and college access as well as special culminating events with industry luminaries. Campus Movie Fest additionally serves as a talent discovery model, enabling it to find and nurture emerging storytellers who are invited into its community of creative, authentic, diverse, and talented creators located around the globe.
Most recently, the company expanded its infrastructure to develop original content, including five television pilots based on the top concepts submitted from nearly 1,000 of its top emerging creators worldwide.
Now, Ideas United is in development on multiple feature films and series.