Search And Navigation App Company Command E Secures $4.3 Million

By Dan Anderson ● May 20, 2020
  • Command E, an app that offers fast search and navigation across the tools that people use at work, announced it raised $4.3 million

Command E, an app that offers fast search and navigation across the tools that people use at work, announced it raised $4.3 million in a seed round of funding from Bain Capital Ventures, Craft Ventures, Amplify Partners, Abstract Ventures, and Upside Partnership. Angel investors including Scott Belsky, Jason Calacanis, and Rahul Vohra also joined the round.

How does Command E work? Command E has a desktop app available for Macs and PCs, which allows users to hit command+e on Macs or control+e on PCs in order to pull up a single interface that allows them to instantly find answers across Google Drive, Gmail, Slack, Salesforce, LinkedIn, Dropbox, Evernote, Trello, Jira, Asana, Hubspot, and Greenhouse, etc.

“Command E is the new frontend for dozens of SaaS products I use every day,” explained David O. Sacks, co-founder and general partner at Craft Ventures. “As so many useful SaaS tools become part of my workflow, the downside is the friction and wasted time moving from one to the other. Command E fixes this: my whole cloud is accessible with one click. The speed is addictive.”

Based in San Francisco, Command E was founded in 2018 by Ben Standefer and Tom Uebel.

“As we rely on more and more tools to do our work, there’s a clear need for an intelligent command center sitting on top of them to make our workflows fast and seamless,” said Tom Uebel, co-founder and CEO of Command E. “People should feel empowered by their tools, but too often they hold us back; Command E lets knowledge workers move as fast as their brains can and get significantly more done.”

Command E was founded in March 2018 by Ben Standefer and Tom Uebel. In the two years since its founding, Command E has integrated with nearly every major workplace tool. Uebel mentions that the company is using the funding to continue growing the team and to execute on their larger vision of moving from a search/navigation tool to a true “command center” where users can also seamlessly create new records and take actions on existing search results from directly within Command E.

“Today, the information we need to be productive lives across our cloud tools, from Drive to Slack, to Salesforce and Trello. To anyone who spends 30 seconds trying it out, it’s immediately clear that Command E is that missing universal search bar we all need to quickly surface data and get work done,” commented Kevin Zhang, Partner at Bain Capital Ventures. “The product is a clear demonstration of Tom, Ben, and their teammates’ combination of technical expertise and product craft, designing a lightning-fast, delightfully minimal experience that can only be possible thanks to powerful ranking algorithms and a thoughtful security architecture. We can’t wait for more teams to discover work accelerated by Command E.”