Grata, a NYC-based search engine for discovering small to middle market private companies, secured $3.2m in seed funding.
The 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.
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.
Launched in 2016 by Harvard classmates Andrew Bocskocsky and Nevin Raj, who bootstrapped it to over 100 customers, Grata enables business professionals to discover companies instantly, facilitating business development across industries.
To date, business development professionals across private equity, investment banking, and recruiting have transacted over $1B with companies they’ve found through the platform.