Constructor Raises $55M in Series A Funding


Constructor, a San Francisco, CA-based provider of eCommerce search and product discovery solutions, raised $55M in Series A funding.

The round was led by Silversmith Capital Partners with participation from David Fraga, former President of InVision, who will be joining Constructor’s board; Kevil Weil, former Head of Product at Twitter and Instagram; Jason Finger, founder of Seamless; Carl Sparks, former CEO of Travelocity; Robyn Peterson, CTO at CNN; Dave Heath, Founder of Bombas; Ryan Barretto, President at Sprout Social; Melody Hildebrandt, EVP Engineering and CISO at Fox; Zander Rafael, Co-Founder of; and Seth Shaw, CRO at Airtable. Also participating is the Cap Table Coalition.  As part of the investment, Silversmith General Partner Sri Rao will also join the Constructor’s Board of Directors. 

The company intends to use the funds to expand operations and its business reach.

Founded in 2015 by Eli Finkelshteyn, a former data scientist and search engineer at Shutterstock, Tumblr, and Backplane, and Dan McCormick, former CTO of Shutterstock, Constructor is a search and product discovery platform for enterprise ecommerce. Its cloud-based solutions use artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machine learning-enhanced results ranking, and collaborative personalization to deliver user experiences across all facets of product discovery, from search to browse, recommendations, collections, and autosuggest.

Customers include Backcountry, Sephora, Bonobos, American Eagle, Target Australia, and more.