NEW YORK, Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Grata, the search engine for discovering small to middle market private companies, today announced it has secured $3.2 million in Seed funding to further its mission in helping business professionals discover companies instantly, facilitating business development across industries. The financing round was led by Bling Capital with participation from Accomplice and Alumni Ventures Group, along with former executives from Goldman Sachs, American Express, and Citi, and other advisors.
Since launching in 2016, Harvard classmates Andrew Bocskocsky and Nevin Raj bootstrapped Grata to well over 100 customers. To date, business development professionals across private equity, investment banking, and recruiting have transacted over $1B with companies they’ve found through Grata. The company will use the new capital to scale its proprietary search engine technology, accelerate product development, and grow its engineering and sales functions, including doubling its employee count in the U.S.