Ensis: Proposal Software Company Raises $4 Million To Help Organizations Win More Government Contracts

By Amit Chowdhry • Mar 29, 2024

Ensis – a company developing AI-powered proposal software to help companies respond to and win more government contracts – announced it had raised an oversubscribed $4 million seed round co-led by NextGen Venture Partners and Tau Ventures, with participation from Grep VC, Innovation Global, and Gaingels.

Launched by Ben Lewis and Jon Sockell, Ensis enables companies in highly regulated public sectors, such as healthcare, finance, defense, education, and others, to respond more efficiently to solicitations.

Winning government contracts requires responding to long and complex RFPs, Requests for Proposals. And Ensis dramatically accelerates the time it takes to craft compelling bids, allowing proposal teams to focus on forward-thinking ways to grow their pipeline and win more business.

Ensis works with clients to train a reference library that is securely stored and siloed. This training enables Ensis to incorporate the company’s unique capabilities and writing style. Clients can then import new RFPs and other opportunities into Ensis, which can then parse, organize, and draft responses to each section appropriately.


Ensis is building a Gen AI tool for government contractors to streamline the process of responding to government RFPs. As such they can drastically reduce the manpower and time needed while improving the success rate of the applications.”

  • Amit Garg, Managing Partner at Tau Ventures

“We are an experienced team 100% dedicated to building the absolute best product for responding to Government RFPs, RFIs and more. Our team has significant experience creating highly secure software for regulated industries that incorporates modern design and UX best practices.”

  • Ben Lewis, CEO of Ensis

“We are eager to be supporting Ben and Jon on this mission to bring efficiencies to the $694 billion government contracting market. This is our second time investing in this team and we are impressed by how quickly they ship products and execute.”

  • Jon Bassett, Managing Partner at NextGen Venture Partners