E-commerce player Scurri raises €1.2m in second seed funding round

11 Mar 2014

Irish e-commerce platform player Scurri has secured a second round of seed funding totalling €1.2m, enabling it to focus its efforts on the UK market.

Scurri was founded in 2010 by CEO Rory O’Connor in Duncannon, Co Wexford, and now has a sales HQ at TechHub in London.

Scurri’s cloud technology optimises the customer delivery experience, allowing merchants to effectively deliver on brand promises and drive customer loyalty.

Episode 1 Ventures, ACT Venture Capital and Haatch joined existing Angel investors to fund expansion plans for the innovative delivery management firm.

The capital raised will immediately help the business develop further in the UK, with many merchants able to reap the benefits almost instantly.

One of the first purpose built cloud-based solutions in Europe

The investment will also see Damien Lane from Episode 1 and Scott Weavers-Wright from Haatch join the Scurri board of directors set to boost the performance of ecommerce delivery.

“Delivery remains a huge priority for both customers and merchants, ecommerce is accelerating and customers now expect Amazon-level service as standard,” Rory O’Connor, Scurri’s CEO said.

“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.”

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John Kennedy is a journalist who served as editor of Silicon Republic for 17 years