Grata Secures $3.2M Seed Round to Scale Small Business Search Engine

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.

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How a 21-year-old CEO landed a $3.5 million seed round

  • Profitboss is a startup offering a free online ordering system for restaurants.
  • The company recently pulled in $3.5 million in seed funding in a round led by Redpoint Ventures and joined by Kimbal Musk, Figma CEO Dylan Field, AngelList cofounder Naval Ravikant, The Chainsmokers, Raise founder George Bousis, Tinder founder Sean Rad, and others.
  • Profitboss tracks user data in order to create customized ads designed to bring customers back to the restaurants it services.
  • The service is free for restaurant owners. It charges restaurant customers a $1.50 fee instead of taking a cut of financial transactions like other third-party delivery companies.
  • CEO Adam Guild, 21, started the business when he was 18 years old after creating its core software to help his mother’s struggling dog grooming business.
  • “Everyone in this life faces different sorts of challenges,” Redpoint partner Alex Bard told Business Insider, “and some people succumb to those challenges.
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Nitin Gupta’s Uni Bags $18.5 Mn Seed Capital to Tap Into India’s Credit Card Market

The seed funding round, one of the largest seed rounds in the Indian tech space, was led by Lightspeed Ventures India and Accel Partners India

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Fintech startup Uni has raised USD18.5 million in what is being called as one of the largest seed funding rounds from Lightspeed Ventures India and Accel Partners India.

The company is co-founded by Nitin Gupta, who has previously founded PayUMoney and worked with Ola Financial Services as a senior executive along with Prateek Jindal, known for playing a key role in building Olamoney postpaid and Laxmikant Vyas, who has previously head risks for EMI cards business and data science departments at Bajaj Finance.

As the company is

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