Civis Analytics, a Chicago, IL-based provider of data science software and services, raised $22m in Series A funding.
The round was led by Drive Capital with participation from Verizon Ventures, WPP, and Eric Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Alphabet, Inc. As part of this round of funding, Chris Olsen joined Dan Wagner, Eric Schmidt, and Tim O’Reilly on Civis Analytics’ Board of Directors.
The company intends to use the funds to hire new people, conduct research and development activities, expand the product offerings, and target new sectors.
Founded in 2013 by Dan Wagner, CEO, Civis Analytics provides both public and private sector organizations with a SaaS-based data science platform and a suite of applications to make data-driven decisions.
The company works with clients including Verizon, Robin Hood Foundation, and the 2020 U.S. Census in partnership with Young & Rubicam.
Born out of President Obama’s re-election campaign, Civis launched with seed funding from Eric Schmidt in 2013. Since then, Civis has grown from 15 to 135 employees.