Novatiq Announces Conclusion of £11m Funding Round Confirms Investment-Backed Strategic Partnership with Intent HQ

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Intent HQ and Novatiq will work together to safely activate previously untapped audiences for brands.

London, UK – June 13th, 2023: Today, Novatiq, the telco-verified digital identity platform, announced it has concluded a funding round of £11m, including a £2.6m investment from Intent HQ, the privacy-first AI customer analytics and personalization platform. The two companies are forming a strategic partnership to transform how brands, publishers and adtech intermediaries activate advertising campaigns, based on first-party customer intelligence from telco operators.

With growing public expectations regarding data privacy and Google recently confirming its approach  to deprecating third-party cookies in 2024, it is no surprise that “the [ad] market has lost 50-60% of the  signal fidelity from third-party identifiers, affecting measurement, addressability and performance,”  according to the IAB, State of Data 2022.  

The new partnership addresses this challenge: Intent HQ has expertise in extracting privacy-safe  enriched insights from complex behavioural streams. The Novatiq Fusion platform provides a new  generation of privacy-first telco-verified IDs. Together, they enable brands and agencies to create more  impactful marketing messages without any personal data entering the digital advertising ecosystem. 

“Pairing what Intent HQ does best – i.e. driving privacy-safe client intimacy, retention, cross-sell and more  – with Novatiq’s expertise in verifiable advertising activation for brands, can only be described as the  perfect match,” says CEO & Founder of Intent HQ, Jonathan Lakin.  

Advertisers will reap significant benefits from the combined offering as they will be able to leverage  powerful customer demographic and behaviour data, delivering the right message, at the right time, at  scale – across the open web, in-app, CTV, and within telco customer messaging – without the need for  third-party cookies. This approach addresses brands’ desire for more sustainable marketing practices,  by limiting marketing waste while also ensuring they remain compliant with increasing global privacy  regulations. 

Commenting on the size of the opportunity this strategic partnership creates, Jonathan Hulford Funnell, CEO, Novatiq said “Instant ad relevance is the difference between commercial success and  communications failure. However, the desire for greater consumer privacy must be respected. Telco operators’ deep relationships with their customers and their position at the heart of every digital  transaction provides a unique opportunity to solve this challenge. Partnering with Intent HQ furthers our  mission to consistently deliver a privacy-first personalised customer experience.”

Novatiq and Intent HQ have compatible and complementary solutions. This strategic partnership  increases the power of both offerings, making them more relevant for a broader set of audiences, and  creates new revenue opportunities. It also places telcos in a meaningful position with a new service  offering to the digital marketing industry that future proofs the open web.