Founded in July 2011 by young entrepreneurs Dominic Joseph and Adam Ludwin, Captify is one of the fastest growing advertising technology businesses in Europe and a market leader in search retargeting.

Captify’s key customers are media buyers that manage marketing budgets for large corporates and brands such as Warner Brothers, SKY, BMW, Hilton and American Express; all of whom use its proprietary technology to engage with consumers at the key point of intent.

How has Panoramic helped?

Panoramic’s investment has helped Captify to lead the way in the development of search intelligence technology, expand its product suite and accelerate international expansion.

Within two years of initial investment, Captify had grown significantly and increased its employee base from 11 to 100. It also opened offices in Hamburg, Kiev, Paris and New York.

In 2015, Captify received a further £8m of series B funding. Panoramic contributed to this round, whilst achieving a partial exit and return on its original investment.

Captify is a multi-award winning business, named as UK’s number 1 Startup (Startups100), described by SMARTA as “the most original, exciting, resourceful and disruptive business in the UK”, and listed among the top 50 fast growth companies in the UK by Santander Breakthrough 50 (2014). Dominic Joseph and Adam Ludwin have also been named Young Entrepreneurs of the Year by the Great British Entrepreneur Award and the WCIT awards.

Dominic Joseph, Co-Founder and CEO of Captify:
“Captify had always been a profitable business but we needed capital to fund our ambitious international expansion plans, as well as an investor that could guide us through rapid growth. Securing this finance has been game changing – it enabled us to consolidate our position as the European market leader in search data driven advertising and analytics and has put us on course to claim true global leadership.”