Visage, an Irvine, California and New York-based content creation platform, raised $2.15m in seed funding.
The round was led by Venture51 with participation from K5 Ventures, Robin Pimentel, Dan Martell and Kima Ventures.
Founded in 2012 by Column Five co-founders, Jason Lankow, Ross Crooks and Josh Ritchie, and Jake Burkett and Sean Parent, Visage is a content creation platform that allows marketers to create branded visual content optimized for the distribution channels that are most important to their business.
Partnerships with Hubspot, Kapost and Brandfolder allow customers including VMware, Intuit and CareerBuilder to use branded graphics for publishing. It also offers an integration for Slack, which allows users of the communication platform to instantly share Visage graphics with team members.
Additionally, Visage features complete customization, brand asset memory, educational workshops, Real-time customer support, expertise and a managed service called “Newsroom Creative” to run micro-content campaigns for companies that don’t have resources to produce data stories in-house.