由 Facebook 的第一个实习生 Darian Shirazi 创建的企业营销自动化企业 Radius获得由Peter Thiel 的 Founders Fund 领投的 D 轮 5000 万美元的融资。 截止到这次融资，Radius 已经获得了总共 1.25 亿美元的投资。但他们没有公开透露目前公司的估值，Radius 的一位发言人表示，该公司价值 5 亿美元。
Radius 围绕大数据分析技术为客户展开 B2B 营销自动化服务。Radius 的“智慧云（Intelligence Cloud）” 可以对客户的众多渠道（社交媒体、合作伙伴数据、销售系统数据、政府公开数据等）的数据进行分析。再利用不同的模型为客户制定营销策略。据称Radius跟踪的企业数达到了 3000 万，可实时收集500亿个数据点，通过公开数据和专有数据的结合为企业生成其最终客户会不会最终购买产品的“信心指数”。
Radius 计划将本轮融资继续用于其“智慧云（Intelligence Cloud）”的开发。而长远的目标就是上市，投资机构也用实际行动表明了对它的信心。Radius 去年 10 月刚刚完成了 C 轮 5470 万美元的融资。上一轮的老朋友 AME Cloud Ventures，BlueRun Ventures Formation 8，Glynn Capital Management，Salesforce Ventures，Yuan Capital 等多家机构都参加了 Radius 本轮的融资。
B2B 的营销工具 Radius 活得不错，B2C 的企业营销自动化工具也开始风生水起，前沃尔玛、高朋高管出来做的 B2C 的企业营销自动化工具 BlueShift 也开始受到关注。
过去的企业营销自动化工具主要围绕 B2B 业务展开。做 B2C 的难点在于，B2C 的商品种类比 B2B 领域多得多，B2C 要做营销自动化，要求服务商提供更多个性化的服务。
BlueShift 和 Radius 一样围绕大数据为客户提供营销服务，他们目前定位在电商客户群。动态分割和动态内容相结合，使得用户的身份数据和操作内容可以更加准确的匹配，以满足商家个性化营销的需求。他们通过利用用户的实时操作数据来建立用户档案，而传统的做法是根据历史操作数据建档。
BlueShift 目前获得了 Nexus Venture Partners 领投的 260 万美元的种子轮融资。
Marketing intelligence firm Radius raises another $50 million
Radius, the marketing intelligence software startup founded by Facebook vet Darian Shirazi, has raised another $50 million led by Peter Thiel's Founders Fund.
With the latest investment round, the six-year-old San Francisco-based company will have raised $125 million to date, following a $54.7 Series C round that closed last September.
Radius is not disclosing its exact valuation, but a company spokesperson says it's north of $500 million. The company has doubled its valuation with every round raised.
Radius investors include Formation 8, Glynn Capital Management, Jerry Yang's AME Cloud Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, BlueRun Ventures and Yuan Capital. That's in addition to former Morgan Stanley chairman John Mack and actor/entrepreneur Jared Leto, who participated in Radius's previous investment rounds.
Radius pegs itself as data science company for B2B marketers. Its platform revolves around a predictive marketing software suite and its proprietary data science engine, the Radius Intelligence Cloud, which tracks more than 50 billion data points on 30 million businesses.
The platform connects to a company's CRM platform, and then uses public, government and other partner sources of data to analyze and refine a client's marketing strategy, helping them generate lead lists of their ideal prospects, increase sales or scale to a national campaign. Beyond prospect data, Radius also provides social media activity from the likes of Facebook, Yelp, Twitter, Google and Foursquare, all in one centrally configured place.
Radius clients include office supply chain Staples and POS maker Revel Systems. Its most prominent competitors include Infer, Lattice Engines and Six Sense Media.
Radius plans to use the new capital for continued development of its Intelligence Cloud. As for the company's long-term roadmap, a home on Wall Street is certainly in the cards.
In an interview last September, Sharazi said he ultimately sees Radius as a publicly traded company.
"We want to build a public company," Sharazi said. "You need freedom to build something incredible. We built this practice around data science and the appreciation for data science, and in order to do this right and solve the problems of such a large market, we felt like we had to stay independent."