This is a milestone day for everyone at Viral Nation – us as founders, our 250-person global team, and the 1000s of brands, creators, athletes, and agencies that we work with to drive connections, scale impact, and fuel growth.We have two announcements that we’re excited to share:• Viral Nation has secured CDN $250M in our first-ever funding round, led by Eldridge with participation from Maverix Private Equity
• We’ve added three incredible leaders to our Board of Directors: Todd Boehly, Co-Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Eldridge; John Ruffolo, Founder and Managing Partner, Maverix Private Equity; and Jeff Wilbur, Principal, Eldridge
Leading this company with the support of such accomplished partners is an honor, and we’re inspired by the opportunity before us.Over the last eight years, Viral Nation has grown from an influencer talent agency, to a full-service marketing agency, to where we are today: a global, modern media and technology company. But our mission remains the same: enabling the world to realize the full potential of social media for growth, for connection, for positive change.Today’s announcements are achievements shared by everyone who made them possible. Innovative brands who trust us to tell their stories. Creators, influencers, and athletes with a passion for elevating online experiences. Our amazing team of creative thinkers and bold leaders who make it all happen. Together, we’ve created millions of memorable moments for people around the world.Still, as meaningful as the experience has been so far, we know the real opportunity lies in what’s ahead. The social ecosystem is evolving more quickly than ever. The potential for growth and impact is greater – but the stakes are also higher.Driving success for our clients has always been at the heart of everything we do, and our decision to partner with Eldridge and Maverix is no different.For many years, we’ve powered our business with proprietary technologies that enable us to operate more efficiently and deliver stronger results for our clients. With this funding, we’re able to make these solutions available to brands, agencies, and creators, so they can realize the same benefits.Even more importantly, we’re introducing new platforms that enable everyone – from individuals to enterprises – to engage more securely online and take full advantage of social media’s unparalleled capabilities for connection and growth.We’re fortunate and proud to be shaping the future with an incredible team dedicated to solving real challenges and bringing people closer together. And we’re excited to show you what’s next.Joe & MatRead the full press release here.
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Viral Nation is a new media innovation group that powers the social ecosystem through integrated solutions that align strategy, talent, media, and technology. As pioneers in the influencer space, Viral Nation is comprised of a full-service creative agency, a creator and athlete-influencer representation agency, and a technology division creating modern marketing solutions for the social media age.