Belfast's Datactics receives £2m growth investment

  • Tech investment firm Par Equity has led an investment of £2m in Belfast-based data management firm, Datactics.

    Datactics provides artificial intelligence, software and services to large organisations that need to improve and control the quality of the data held in their computer systems.

    The firm's key customer base is highly regulated sectors such as financial services and government agencies. Its announced that its sales have grown strongly over the past year and it has won new clients in Amsterdam, New York, and London. 

    Datactics' current 50-person workforce will use the new funding to accelerate growth by investing in sales resources focused on London and New York.

    Stuart Harvey, CEO at Datactics said: “It’s clear that in 2021 businesses are stating that data quality has never been more important. We are seeing major investment in data governance worldwide, with firms investing heavily in data management tools for governance.

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    "Our core strength in the area of self-service data quality and matching is an essential requirement for many firms wishing to identify broken data and fix it," he continued. 

    "Our platform allows companies to centralise the controls necessary for data management but, crucially, federate out the fixing of broken data to subject matter experts – the people who know what good looks like.”

    Aidan MacMillan, Investment Manager at Par Equity added that “Datactics has an extremely strong technology platform and some great clients. Its revenues have more than doubled in the last two years and we are confident this growth trajectory will continue."

    Par Equity, a specialist investor in high-growth early-stage technology businesses, originally invested in Datactics in 2019. 

    The current investment round is also supported by other existing investors, Kernel Capital and Clarendon, will see the company grow to beyond 50 employees and into profitability. 

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