Volo Commerce raises £6.2 million in new funding to drive US expansion

Tuesday September 19, 2017 | Posted at 9:09 am | By Jonathan Tait
September 19, 2017 @ 9:09 am

London, UK – September 19, 2017 – Volo Commerce, a leading provider of multichannel e-commerce technology, today announced it has raised £6.2 million in new investment led by NVM Private Equity with participation from funds managed by Downing LLP. Volo will primarily use this new funding to expand its business into North America and across other international sales channels.

Volo Commerce enables brands and retailers to maximise the opportunity of multichannel commerce. By deploying Volo’s software platform, customers are able to efficiently and rapidly grow their e-commerce business by accessing leading marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay and Walmart, and automating all aspects of the selling process. In addition, the solution incorporates multichannel best practices and know-how, whilst giving customers valuable analytics to improve profitability and drive growth. Volo supports hundreds of customers ranging from major brands to online specialists, to achieve greater scale through marketplace selling and international expansion, by removing costs and complexity.

“Our mission continues to be ‘to make selling online as easy as buying online.’ Through simplifying the selling process and adding valuable analytics our customers continuously outperform the market and typically grow their business by 100% or more by their third year with Volo. This investment will enable us to help more businesses grow and accelerate our international expansion whilst continuing to innovate across the platform” said Paul Watson, CEO of Volo Commerce.

“The growth in multichannel e-commerce continues to accelerate and is a huge opportunity but also a complex challenge for most businesses. Volo has built a platform that removes much of this complexity with a revenue model that aligns with its customers to drive growth” said NVM Private Equity Investment Director Charlie Winward. “We look forward to partnering with Volo as Paul and the team bring their solution and expertise to new customers.”

“We are delighted to be investing in Volo, backing a talented team in expanding their business. All areas of retail continue to face pressure and Volo is able to open up new growth channels and geographies for them,” noted James Lewis, Investment Director, Downing LLP.

Volo is headquartered in the UK but also has a growing office in New York with mature partnerships and integrations with the leading marketplaces. Volo’s Chairman is industry veteran, Ben White one of the best known technology entrepreneurs in the UK and a co-founder of MessageLabs, the first company in the world to deliver anti-virus and anti-spam in the cloud. MessageLabs was sold to Symantec for $700 million in 2008.

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