Grata, a NYC-based search engine for discovering small to middle market private companies, expanded its seed round to $9.5M.
New investors included Flex Capital, Touchdown Ventures, and others, which joined previously announced its initial seed round of $3.2M in October 2020 led by Bling Capital with participation from Accomplice and Alumni Ventures, along with current and former private equity, investment banking, corporate sales, marketing, and business development executives.
The company intends to use the funds for product development and expansion of its engineering team.
Led by Andrew Bocskocsky, CEO and Nevin Raj, COO, Grata provides a SaaS search engine for proprietary deal sourcing and targeted B2B campaigns. In addition to serving those in private equity, banking, and recruiting discover companies instantly, the company’s product, Canis Major, provides business development professionals looking to run targeted campaigns with access to executive contact information and over 6 million small and middle market businesses. Its new major product release, Monoceros, is aimed at improving user experience with multiple CRM integrations and an API. The product will also incorporate qualitative data points to further differentiate itself in the space.