Narrative Raises $3 Million To Power The Data Economy

Establishes a new category centered on automating data transactions between buyers and sellers


[New York, NY, February 26, 2019] —

Narrative has secured new funding to help build an advanced, automated platform designed to make the buying and selling of data fast, safe and transparent across industries.

Unlike existing data firms, which typically employ clunky, manual processes for obtaining and transferring data to customers, Narrative offers a software-centric solution which employs signals to process and procure data. That means that companies looking to acquire more data get exactly what they need for their business.

The big idea: More than a decade ago, advertising technology made it possible for buyers to evaluate ad space on millions of outlets in milliseconds - and then purchase the ad space that met their criteria automatically in real time.

Narrative promises to bring the same kind of transformation to data. Customers can use Narrative’s software to acquire the precise data they need automatically by tapping into a well of data created by many sellers. Instead of using pre-packaged data segments, Narrative offers data specificity at scale.

How Narrative works

  • Narrative is an automated software-driven marketplace where buyers and sellers can transact on data
  • For buyers, Narrative’s product is designed to help make it simple to acquire the specific data they need to help expand their customer base and grow their businesses.
  • Buyers can directly access data from all sellers via the Narrative platform, or source direct relationships using Narrative’s software as infrastructure.
  • For sellers, Narrative’s tools help them package and transport data in a way that this is useful and actionable.
  • It’s fast, simple and transparent. Buyers and sellers can engage in direct relationships with one another.
  • It’s built with privacy and data security at its core.

Why this matters

  • Nearly every business is seeking more information on its customers -and potential customers. Moreover, even as more companies collect data directly, most have substantial data needs that go unfulfilled.
  • Fundamentally, incomplete data costs businesses millions, if not billions in potential growth.
  • Similarly, companies that amass valuable data and don’t use it are missing out on significant untapped revenue

Narrative has just raised $3 million to help build out its product and team. Investors include Glasswing Ventures, XSeed Capital, Tuhaye Venture Partners, and Revel Partners. The company has raised a total of $5.5 million to date

“We constantly hear from customers that they could do so much more if they only had access to better, actionable data,” said Narrative co-founder and CEO Nick Jordan.

“And meanwhile, companies that generate data don’t have the means to deliver this data to buyers with the specificity they need,” he added. “So they often don’t use it at all.”

As a result, both parties are missing out on significant revenue opportunities.

“So even if data is the business world’s most valuable resource, it’s barely reaching its potential,” he added. “In a sense, data is money, and right now too many businesses are leaving money on the table.”

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