Company Raises $31 Million in Series D Funding Round
NEW YORK, April 16, 2015 – Relationship Science (RelSci), the leading enterprise technology company that empowers organizations to leverage the collective connections of their employees and boards, announces the appointment of Jon Robson as CEO.
Robson joins RelSci with 25 years of experience as an established entrepreneur, innovator and successful leader in financial technology including a unique combination of start-up, M&A and global enterprise leadership experience.
RelSci also announces the close of a Series D $31 million funding round, which included an investment by TABLE Holdings, an affiliate of Bill Ackman. The round includes a mix of old and new investors.
Founded in 2012, RelSci has pioneered the creation of “relationship-capital” by enabling businesses to leverage the collective connections of employees, executives and board members in order to identify and maximize valuable business opportunities. By turning individual knowledge into institutional knowledge across the enterprise, RelSci helps clients out perform by becoming more efficient, collaborative, and agile.
“We are thrilled to recruit a seasoned leader like Jon whose track record of growing customer-focused enterprise technologies fits our vision perfectly,” said Neal Goldman, the founding CEO of RelSci, who will remain the company’s Chairman and work closely with Robson.
“Jon is a superb addition to RelSci,” said Ken Langone, cofounder of Home Depot, and RelSci investor and Board Member. “He brings in depth experience to his role and a proven track record of growing and scaling businesses.”
” RelSci has created impressive new technologies that can have a direct impact on how businesses improve their operations and achieve their growth objectives,” said Robson. “There is a tremendous potential to help organizations capitalize on a powerful eco-system of relationships to identify new opportunities and reach their audiences more effectively.”
Robson was previously CEO of NYSE Technologies, where he was responsible for developing innovative liquidity solutions, managed infrastructure services and real-time and historic market data content to the financial community. Earlier, Robson was President of Thomson Reuters Markets’ Enterprise Division where he led the delivery of solutions for market data, risk, portfolio management, analytics, colocation and business automation. As Co-founder of MoneyLine Telerate, he helped create dealer-owned fixed income trading platforms and real-time benchmark data solutions for the Capital Markets communities. Robson has served on the boards of ICAP plc, Omgeo, The Partnership for New York and the British American Business Institute.
The subscriber-only RelSci platform includes a database of detailed information on approximately four million business leaders and a million organizations – including work history, board connections, deal history, education, non-profit affiliations, investment holdings, personal interests, awards, business relationships and personal connections. This valuable intelligence facilitates introductions and ensures senior decision-makers are armed with the information needed to make every interaction a valuable one — with new clients, contributors, investors or business partners.
Notable investors in RelSci include Henry Kravis, Kenneth Langone, Stanley Druckenmiller, MacAndrews & Forbes, C.V. Starr & Co., Hearst Corporation, Ron Burkle, Barry Sternlicht, RIT Capital Partners, Andrew Tisch, Joseph Perella, Harvey Golub, Reuben Jeffery, David Komansky (Former Chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch), Tom Glocer (Former CEO of Thomson Reuters), Randy Lerner (Former Chairman of MBNA), Stephen Luczo (Chairman and CEO of Seagate), William Rudin and Salesforce.com, among others.
RelSci’s 600 institutional clients include globally recognized institutions across investment banking, wealth management, private equity, corporate, hedge funds, professional services, creative services, nonprofit, political and legal.
ABOUT RELATIONSHIP SCIENCE
- Relationship Building
- Investor Relations
- New Client Acquisition
- Strategic Planning
- Executive/Board Team Building
- Capital Raising
- Idea Generation/Deal Sourcing
- Portfolio/Client Services
- Crisis Management
- Ongoing Client Retention
For more about RelSci, please visit www.relsci.com.
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