Shypyard Secures $3 Million In Seed Funding Round Led By Gradient Ventures

By Amit Chowdhry ● Aug 1, 2022
  • Shypyard recently announced it raised $3 million in a seed round of funding. These are the details.

Shypyard – a company that provides modern brands and direct-to-consumer merchants with business planning products and services – recently announced it has closed a $3 million seed funding round led by Gradient Ventures. This funding round also included Liquid 2 Ventures and Position Ventures and participation from notable angel investors including current and former executives and founders at Shopify, BigCommerce, and SnapCommerce.

Now as many upstart brands and entrepreneurs face economic uncertainty – some for the first time in their brand’s history – it is crucial for them to adopt fully-integrated tools like Shypyard for inventory, supply, demand, and replenishment planning.

Many businesses – especially those who lack large operations teams or access to heavily customized enterprise software to help forecast and adjust their inventory levels – often depend on complicated spreadsheets and inaccurate, stale data models to replenish their inventory and forecast demand – wasting valuable time and money in the process.

By providing merchants with accurate and integrated planning tools for inventory, supply, demand, and replenishment, Shypyard helps alleviates the most common, and costly pain points – which include consistent stock-outs, too much inventory tying up cash, and difficulty predicting and forecasting.

KEY QUOTES:

“The pandemic and Great Resignation accelerated a historic burst in entrepreneurship and innovation in commerce, setting the stage for millions of merchants to follow their passion and launch modern, omni-channel brands. We started Shypyard with the goal of empowering entrepreneurs with the right tools to grow their businesses.”

— Dan Li, co-founder of Shypyard

“We’re a company built by and for merchants. Digital transformation in global commerce has completely changed the way we buy and sell, but the space is still very fragmented which makes seamless planning for a complex supply chain very challenging. We’re here to change that.”

— Sam Chuang, co-founder of Shypyard

“The ability to streamline operations and accurately forecast inventory with supply chain constraints is critical for any business in today’s macroeconomic environment. We’re proud to back this team as they solve a huge pain point that spans many different industries.”

— Darian Shirazi, General Partner at Gradient Ventures