Tailwind, a Pinterest analytics firm, has gained $1 million in financing. The funding round was led by i2E Inc., and included participation from SeedStep Angels, an organized group of individual investors, and other individuals.
Tailwind, formerly known as Pinleague, offers reporting tools to its clients, as well as advertising, social media and PR agencies, so they can gather market intelligence for their brand's social activities. Tailwind's analytics platform for Pinterest is designed to shed light on customers' biggest brand advocates, influential users to connect with and popular trending products.
“We're grateful to have such a strong list of investors supporting the growth of Tailwind and sharing our vision for a world where all marketing will be social,” said Danny Maloney, CEO and co-founder of Tailwind.
Growing user base
“So far in 2013, our user base has grown 25-fold thanks to our awesome teammates, the recent acquisition of PinReach, and the effort by our loyal customers in helping shape our platform.”
Maloney said the funding would allow the company to expand in Oklahoma and New York City and “improve the platform at an even faster rate, securing our market leading position.”
Scott Meacham, i2E president and CEO, said the investment should help Tailwind sustain its high rate of growth.
“This fast-growing startup is providing jobs and opportunities for Oklahomans in an exciting industry,” Meacham said.
IF YOU GO
OSU-OKC Farmers Market
When: OSU-OKC's Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: OSU-OKC Horticulture Pavilion, 400 N Portland Ave.
What's there: Organic fruits and vegetables; baked goods; eggs; organic meats
Upcoming: The Farmers Market will close Dec. 29 but reopen Jan. 5 with its 2012 Food Celebration. Kamala Gamble, a local chef and organic gardener, will give cooking classes with some of the foods found at the Farmers Market. Also, vendors will have recipes at their booths that include foods they sell.