SOURCE: FilmTrack

October 08, 2015 15:09 ET

FilmTrack Raises $10 Million in Growth Capital From Wellington and Silicon Valley Bank

Investment to Fuel Production Innovation and Expansion Into New Markets

STUDIO CITY, CA--(Marketwired - October 08, 2015) - FilmTrack, the global leader in content and rights management for the worldwide media and entertainment industry, has secured an additional $10 million in growth capital. The new investment is comprised of US$5 million in venture debt financing from Wellington Financial LP, a privately-held specialty finance firm, and US$5 million in venture debt financing from Silicon Valley Bank, the bank of the world's most innovative companies and their investors

FilmTrack streamlines the complex intellectual property management lifecycle with its flexible and powerful cloud-based platform. Its applications suite spans sales, finance and legal functions and is available from any connected computer or device. Many of the world's top media and entertainment companies, such as HBO, DreamWorks Animation, Endemol, National Geographic, eOne, Saban Brands and Miramax rely on FilmTrack to provide visibility and access to their valuable intellectual property.

FilmTrack CEO Jason Kassin said: "This additional capital gives us the ability to increase our production innovation and support our expansion into new markets, both vertically and geographically. It also enables us to continue to acquire strategic technologies and services.

"We are pleased to continue our partnership with FilmTrack," said Stephen Hughes, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Bank in Santa Monica. "FilmTrack offers a powerful solution for managing and maximizing intellectual property. It is our objective to provide them with the right financing, connections and global services that they need as they mature to their next phase of growth."

Eric Speer of Wellington Financial noted, "FilmTrack's impressive customer list demonstrates how important their cloud-based platform is in managing and monetizing intellectual propertyfor many best-in-class companies around the world. Wellington's patient capital is the perfectfit for thishigh growth story."

FilmTrack is backed by venture capital investors Insight Venture Partners and the Sandberg-Goldberg Trust.

About Wellington Financial LP

Wellington Financial LP is a privately-held specialty finance firm providing term, venture and amortizing loans up to $30 million. Wellington Financial LP is currently managing a $600 million investment program with offices in Silicon Valley, Santa Monica and Toronto. Wellington Financial LP is managed by a partnership controlled by fund management and Clairvest Group Inc., who jointly have contributed a large financial stake to the Fund. LPs include several of Canada's largest institutional investors, crown corporations, financial institutions and pension funds. Please visit the fund website at www.wellingtonfund.com.

About Silicon Valley Bank

For more than 30 years, Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) has helped innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. SVB provides targeted financial services and expertise through its offices in innovation centers around the world. With commercial, international and private banking services, SVB helps address the unique needs of innovators. Forbes named SVB one of America's best banks (2015) and one of America's best-managed companies (2014). Learn more at svb.com.

Silicon Valley Bank is the California bank subsidiary and commercial banking operation of SVB Financial Group, and a member of the FDIC. Silicon Valley Bank and SVB Financial Group are members of the Federal Reserve System.

About FilmTrack Corporation

About FilmTrack

For two decades, FilmTrack has been transforming the way the media and entertainment industry monetizes, measures and delivers its content and related assets across every point in the intellectual property lifecycle. FilmTrack's cloud-based software platform streamlines the complex intellectual property management process -- from project inception to distribution -- and provides a holistic view into critical data supporting rights, availabilities, contracts, invoicing, licensing, revenue recognition, royalties and workflow management. Backed by Insight Venture Partners, FilmTrack serves as both a front and back office to hundreds of clients worldwide including DreamWorks Animation, Endemol, eOne, Saban Brands, Miramax, National Geographic and Starz. Visit www.filmtrack.com to learn more.

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