Complai, an Austin, Texas-based employee-centric travel tool, closed a $1.4m seed funding round.
The round was led by Moonshots Capital with participation from Capital Factory, Kathy Misunas; Ellen Keszler; Jim Finnigan; and Mariano Dima. In conjunction with the funding, Craig Cummings, Co-Founder and General Partner at Moonshots Capital will join Complai’s board of directors.
The company intends to use the funds to bring its flagship product to market, support customer onboarding, and grow the team and product.
Founded in 2016 and led by by CEO Daniel Senyard, Complai provides an employee-centric travel tool, Shep, which lets business travelers book travel on consumer sites while tracking their spending through a browser extension.
Using a Chrome Extension, Shep delivers detailed policy information and reimbursement guidance at a glance. After a search, Shep outlines results that are compliant in green, helping travelers see which options are within the travel policy on sites like Expedia, Airbnb, Orbitz, and SouthWest. The extension then triggers a communication workflow, alerting managers to policy violations through email and Slack while allowing travelers to justify overspending.