Sprout Social

Sprout Social is a social media management tool created to help businesses grow their social media presence. The web application integrates with multiple social networks where consumers are engaging with businesses and brands.

Sprout Social makes social media management, advocacy and analytics software for businesses. It helps brands communicate with customers on social channels, collaborate across teams and measure the effectiveness of their efforts.

Sprout Social was founded in 2010 by Justyn Howard, Aaron Rankin, Gil Lara and Peter Soung. The company is headquartered in Dearborn St, Chicago, IL.

Sprout’s platform offers users the ability to integrate with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Google+, Zendesk, UserVoice, Feedly and Google Analytics. Bambu by Sprout Social, launched in August 2015, is a social media employee advocacy platform that enables organizations to curate content so that their employees can read and share it across social networks.

Sprout is backed by the venture funds of Goldman Sachs, New Enterprise Associates and Lightbank.  It's customers include Hyatt, Marvel, Microsoft, Uber, Zendesk and Zipcar. 



  • Year founded: 2010
  • Funding Info: $111.5M in 7 funding Rounds (Last funding type: Series D)- It has also acquired Simply Measured on Dec 5, 2017!
  • Yearly Revenue: $50M-$100M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 501-1000
  • Business Valuation: Valued $800M as of Dec 19, 2018
  • City/Town: Chicago
  • State: Illinois
  • Country: United States
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