Thuzio, a NYC-based company that provides businesses and professionals with access to celebrity talent through events, software and talent procurement services, completed a $7m Series B round of financing.
The round was led by Prudence Holdings with participation from other existing investors such as Stephen Ross with RSE Ventures, Terry Pegula with East Asset Management and new investor, Vanterra Capital. In conjunction with the funding, Shad Azimi, Managing Partner of Vanterra, will join Thuzio’s Board of Directors.
The company intends to use the funds to sales, marketing and product development.
Led by Jared Augustine, CEO, Thuzio provides a talent procurement software solution, providing commercial profiles for over 27,000 influencers and celebrities.
Its search technology enables brands and organizations to identify talent with qualitative tags, brand affiliations, pricing, social media reach, follower demographics, and access talent representation directly through the platform. The company also provides Thuzio Executive Club (TEC), which offers members and their guests with business events including Q&A sessions, Game Watch events with pros, networking events with industry insiders and coaching sessions.
Clients include Comcast, Melt Sports Entertainment, Special Olympics, Cushman & Wakefield, Yahoo!, and King & Spaulding.