SEO company Searchmetrics secures funding from Paris

SEO software and search analytics company Searchmetrics has secured new funding of $6.75m (£4.33m) through Iris Capital and current investors, bringing the company’s total monies raised to approximately $11m.

Searchmetrics’ newest financing partner joins Holtzbrinck Digital and Neuhaus Partners in supporting the company’s continued international expansion.

The deal was signed at the end of December and is pending approval of German anti-trust authorities.

With the enlarged financial base provided by Paris-based Iris Capital, a pan-European growth capital fund manager specialising in media, communication and IT, along with Holtzbrink Digital, one of Germany’s leading Internet investors and Neuhaus Partners, one of Europe’s top venture capital groups, Searchmetrics is poised to broaden its global reach.