Fresh funding for ecommerce delivery platform Scurri
British ecommerce delivery platform Scurri announced it raised €1.2 million in seed capital funding, led by Episode 1 Ventures, ACT Venture Capital and Haatch. These companies joined existing Angel investors to fund Scurri’s expansion plans. The ecommerce delivery platform wants to develop further in the United Kingdom.
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According to Rory O’Connor, CEO and founder of Scurri, delivery remains a huge priority for both customers and merchants. “Ecommerce is accelerating and customers now expect Amazon-level service as standard. Our technology gives growing online merchants the power to fulfil this need quickly and affordably. As one of the first purpose built cloud-based solutions in Europe Scurri has found a better way to serve the market, reducing the cost and resource draining complexity of current shipping solutions.
Making ecommerce delivery easier and cost-effective
Scurri was founded in 2010 to reduce the complexity of delivery for thousands of online retailers in the United Kingdom. It gives ecommerce merchants online management tools that allow them to access to access and manage the most suitable and cost-effective transport providers. Or just let this video explain it to you:
Damien Lane, who is a partner at venture capital firm Episode 1, thinks Scurri is an organization that has a deep understanding of its sector. “Online retail is a large and rapidly expanding space and Scurri takes the complexity from online by managing their delivery partners, giving them more precious time to focus on merchandising and sales. Until now such a dedicated service has not existed in the market.” Lane looks forward to work with the team of Scurri and to share their knowledge of the logistics market. The managing partner was chairman of the eBay-acquired delivery service Shutl, so “it is a space we know very well.”
Scurri is headquartered in London and controls the delivery of millions of parcels for businesses across the country, current partners and customers include JD Williams and Powa. The company received a €600k investment in October 2012.