Scout RFP raises $15.5 million to assistance companies conduct purchases


Running a association is expensive. And it’s some-more than only a product and worker costs that supplement up.

From seat to electronics, there’s a lot of day-to-day corporate spending that can be tough to keep tabs on. That’s since shopping program has turn a large business.

Investors are betting that Scout RFP will emerge as a personality in a space. Menlo Ventures is heading a $15.5 million Series B turn in a company, with appearance from NEA. Matt Murphy from Menlo is also fasten a board.

Procurement departments all over a universe are run on spreadsheets,” CEO Alex Yakubovich told TechCrunch. Scout’s idea is to “automate a sourcing process.”

Clients operation from Smucker’s to Salesforce and they compensate for Scout on a subscription basis. In further to spend management, Scout can assistance find discounts for shopping in bulk. They call it “reverse auctions,” where suppliers contest on cost to tempt customers.

Murphy says Menlo invested in Scout since it’s distinct a competition. “It’s an adjacent difficulty that is opposite and has been neglected by record providers.” He feels that Ariba and Coupa “have a forced fit charity that is clumsily formed on their customary product work upsurge and frequency used.”

Scout will eventually “bring prominence for tracking all a projects that are going on,” pronounced Yakubovich. It’s fit to have only “one complement of record for shopping and sourcing.”

Scout is headquartered in San Francisco and has 42 employees. The association formerly lifted about $12 million from NEA and Google Ventures (GV).

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