Investment Cements Company’s Leadership of Fast-Growing Contract Management Market
SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–October 30, 2018–
Concord, the fastest-growing contract management platform, today announced it has closed $25 million in Series B funding to continue transforming how businesses operate. This latest round of funding will be used to accelerate development of the Concord platform, increase headcount across engineering, sales, HR & marketing teams, and advance international expansion. The round was led by new investor, Tenaya Capital, with participation from previous investors CRV and Alven. Tenaya Capital partner, Paul Drews, will join the Concord board.
“The contract management category is ripe for digital transformation by a software company, and we believe Concord is perfectly positioned to lead that charge,” said Paul Drews, partner, Tenaya Capital. “With 95% of contracts managed manually, organizations struggle with the ensuing business inefficiencies and vulnerabilities. Matt Lhoumeau and his leadership team have already steered the company into a leadership position in the contract management market. We are excited to partner with Concord as it scales and builds a global, category-defining company in this multi-billion dollar market.”
The new funding round follows Concord’s sequence of recent fiscal and platform adoption milestones. In August of this year, Concord announced 300% YoY revenue growth and the doubling of its enterprise customer base with new customers including Kickstarter, Newell Brands, Barracuda Networks, Bitdefender, thetrainline.com, Rent the Runway, Sizzling Platter and Spark NZ (New Zealand). The company also announced that 180,000 companies had joined the Concord platform.
“The expertise and success Tenaya Capital has with SaaS and PaaS companies at our stage is exceptional. This will be an invaluable partnership as Concord scales across markets and geographies,” said Matt Lhoumeau, CEO and co-founder of Concord. “Concord is delivering on our vision to make sure no one has to manage contracts manually, ever. The incredible growth in our customer base is evidence of this.”
The Concord platform is a single, collaborative and intelligent environment where contracts are managed as a key business process throughout their lifecycle. It drives collaboration across an organization’s legal, finance, procurement and sales teams, as well as third-parties such as customers and suppliers. With all parties and documents in a central digital location, the traditional fragmentation, friction and visibility issues surrounding contract creation, negotiation and renewals are eliminated. The business benefits are far reaching and include increased efficiency, productivity & infinite scale, compliance, improved financial visibility and accelerated time-to-revenue from the sales pipeline. No other contract or document management system can do this natively all on one platform.
Founded in 2014 and headquartered in San Francisco, Concord enables over 200,000 companies around the globe to connect all their people, processes and contracts in one place. Built with intuitive features, like online negotiation and editing, deadline alerts and approval workflows, Concord gives users everything they need for the entire contract lifecycle – making growth and compliance synonymous.
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