Banyan Branch, a full-service social media agency that provides end-to-end marketing services, announced that it has secured $1.7 million in growth funding from a group of private investors.

Investors and entrepreneurs participating in the Series A growth round included Bob Gay, CEO and co-founder of Huntsman Gay Global Capital; Bill Bryant, venture partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Geoff Entress, venture partner at Voyager Capital; Neil Patel, founder of KISSmetrics; Chase Franklin, co-founder and former CEO of Qpass; Taft Price, co-founder of Oakley Networks; Adam Gross, chief marketing officer, The Jordan, Edmiston Group; Andrew Garnock, private investor; and John Morris, president of West Olympic Investments.

In conjunction with the financing round, Seattle angel investor Geoff Entress will join Banyan Branch’s Board of Directors.

Over the past 12 months, Banyan Branch has experienced almost 100 per cent revenue growth, said the company. It plans to use the capital to accelerate growth into key verticals and continue investment in social media processes, media buying and technology for its clients.