Merge, a San Francisco and New York City-based API company enabling B2B companies to think about customer-facing integrations, closed a $4.5m seed funding round.
The round was led by NEA with Managing General Partner Scott Sandell joining Merge’s board of directors, with participation from angel investors Greg Schott (former CEO of Mulesoft), Matthew Prince (CEO of Cloudflare), Tim Junio and Matt Kraning (Co-Founders of Expanse), and Ben Herman (CEO of Jumpstart).
The company intends to use the funds to grow its team, invest in its product experience, and expand into new markets.
Created in 2020 by Shensi Ding and Gil Feig, Merge provides a solution to the way B2B companies build and maintain integrations with other vendors in order to sell to and support their customers. Through its Unified API, Merge provides access to over 40+ HR, payroll, recruiting, and accounting platforms, offering an integration layer for all business tools and applications.
Today, the company has released a new Accounting API. Since a public launch in March 2021, Merge has partnered with over 100 businesses to process over 67 million API requests.
The current team of eight works in New York and San Francisco.