Over the last few years Sojern’s rapid growth (see: Deloitte’s 2013 Fast 500 list) has been fueled by the increasing demand for effective, data-driven marketing solutions within the travel space. On the heels of this growth I’m excited to announce that Sojern recently closed $10 million in new funding, led by Triangle Peak Partners and with the full participation of our existing investors: Norwest Venture Partners, Trident Capital, Focus Ventures and Industry Ventures. The new funds will be used to further scale our Sojern Traveler Platform and to aggressively recruit commercial, engineering and data science talent to develop even more robust marketing solutions for our 500+ travel customers.
And to help manage this growth we’ve appointed Curtis Atkisson, an industry veteran with more than 20 years of travel and finance experience, as Chief Financial Officer. Atkisson was previously the co-founder of Affinity Labs and supported its successful exit to Monster in 2008. Prior to that, he held multiple finance positions with United Airlines, Ameniti Travel and Chase Manhattan Bank.