SOURCE: Actiance

Actiance

May 13, 2015 07:30 ET

Actiance Raises $28 Million to Meet Growing Demand for Communications Governance

Golub Capital Joins Existing Investors Paving the Way for Aggressive Company Growth, Product Development and Global Expansion

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwired - May 13, 2015) - Actiance, the leader in compliance, security, archiving and eDiscovery for all critical business communications, today announced the close of $28 million in a late-stage growth investment, as the company extends its leadership position in the rapidly evolving, high-growth, compliance, archiving, and eDiscovery markets. New investor, Golub Capital, joined existing investors Credit Suisse NEXT Investors, JK&B Capital, Scale Venture Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures. The funds will be used to accelerate go-to-market, extend product innovation and scale globally to meet the growing market demand.

"Actiance is piloting a strong growth trajectory. As companies struggle to manage new communication and collaboration channels, they need a solution like Actiance that enables them to fully utilize the channels they need to keep in touch and stay ahead," said Peter Fair, Managing Director, Golub Capital. "Actiance is passionately focused on the customer and execution, and Golub Capital is excited to help build Actiance's leadership in this new world."

Actiance will use the new funding to invest in go-to market for Alcatraz, open new data centers in Europe and introduce new capabilities on top of Alcatraz which will be showcased at Unleash 2015, the company's user conference, June 11-12 in New York City.

The round of funding adds further momentum to an already prosperous 2015 for Actiance. According to IDC, the combined worldwide market for archive software and eDiscovery software is expected to reach $5 billion by 2018. ("Worldwide Archiving Software 2014-2018 Forecast and 2013 Vendor Shares" June 2014, Doc# 249723) and ("Worldwide eDiscovery Software 2014-2018 Forecast" May 2014, Doc #248243).

Actiance is seeing strong demand for Alcatraz, its newly launched cloud-based content store for email and social communication channels, with new customers across the financial services and insurance industries.

The company is also seeing significant demand in Europe and plans to open data centers in Frankfurt and Amsterdam this quarter to aggressively pursue these opportunities. With continued global expansion and support, Actiance will significantly grow its total addressable market.

"As security and data privacy become more important in Europe, it's good business practice for US companies to consider opening data centers overseas to assuage customer concerns about privacy regulations and data access," said Sean Pike, Program Director, eDiscovery and Information Governance Research, IDC. "This holds particularly true in countries like Germany, where data privacy rules are very strict."

"We are excited about the shared commitment that our investors have in Actiance and our vision," said Kailash Ambwani, CEO, Actiance. "This investment will help us rapidly innovate and serve our customers as we unveil groundbreaking products. We will continue to anticipate market needs and scale our business to deliver solutions around the world."

The company will hold its annual Actiance Unleash Summit for customers and prospects June 11-12 in New York City. The event will feature a keynote from Mary Schapiro, former Chair of the SEC, speakers from top financial institutions, a variety of interactive sessions, and previews of forthcoming Actiance products. Customer and prospects can register here: Unleash 2015

For more information about Actiance's products, visit http://www.actiance.com/platform.

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About Actiance
Actiance® is a global leader in communication, collaboration, and social media governance for the enterprise. Its governance platform is used by millions of professionals across dozens of industries. With the power of communication, collaboration, and social media at their fingertips, Actiance helps professionals everywhere to engage with customers and colleagues so they can unleash social business. The Actiance platform gives organizations the ability to ensure compliance for all their communications channels. It provides real-time content monitoring, centralized policy management, contextual capture of content and smart archiving which improves the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of eDiscovery and helps protect users from malware and accidental or malicious leakage of information. Actiance supports 72+ leading social media, unified communications, collaboration, and IM platforms, including Facebook (FB), LinkedIn (LNKD), Twitter, Google (GOOG), Yahoo! (YHOO), Skype, IBM, (IBM), Jive (JIVE), Microsoft (MSFT), Cisco (CSCO), and Salesforce.com (CRM).

Actiance headquarters are in Redwood City, California. For more information, visit http://www.actiance.com or call 1-888-349-3223.