- The funding round led by Nauta Capital also includes 4Founders Capital, Angels (Juan Roig’s investment firm), and Zone2Boost
- Stockagile enables inventory and sales optimisation through real-time synchronisation of catalogues, stock, and orders of physical and online stores as well as marketplaces
Barcelona, 12 July 2022.- Stockagile, omnichannel management software of inventory and sales for SMEs, has raised 2.5 million Euros in a round led by the Pan-European venture capital firm, Nauta Capital, 4Founders Capital, Angels (Juan Roig’s investment firm part of Marina de Empresas) and Zone2Boost.
Stockagile offers a cloud-based platform that enables inventory and sales management across all sales channels – bricks and mortar, online and marketplaces. With the funds raised the company expects to position itself as a leader in the retail industry. It will also enable them to enhance the platform’s offering and customer sales, as well as launch a new sales and marketing strategy.
The Barcelona-based company was founded by two brothers, Miquel and Joan Subirats. Engineers by profession, they quickly identified the lack of digitalisation within SMEs in the retail sector. With the aim to support retailers in their end-to-end supply chain, the brothers launched Stockagile, a Software as a Service (SaaS) that connects the bricks and mortar and online operations by synchronising catalogues, stock availability and orders in real time.
Stockagile customers include small and medium businesses that sell physical products: brands, wholesalers, businesses, retail chains, ecommerce stores or digital brands that need to digitalise their processes or need to centralise their online, in-store and marketplace sales.
Miquel Subirats, co-founder and CEO of Stockagile, states: “The future of retail lies in agile ways of working, optimisation and automation. SMEs need to sell as much as possible with limited resources in order to survive; they can only achieve this through digitalisation. Stockagile digitalises processes and connects the different sales channels using the latest technology to help retailers earn more. We aim to reach a point where many of the retail processes are automated – from deciding price points to placing orders with suppliers.”
Jordi Viñas, Barcelona-based Nauta Capital Partner, adds: “According to market research, it is expected that by 2040 in-store and online sales volumes will be similar, nowadays the split is closer to 20/80 respectively. Companies, such as Stockagile, that connect the offline and online worlds within the retail industry have experienced a boom following the pandemic and we believe this trend will continue, making them a vital part of retail’s future.”
Marc Castilblanco, Principal at 4Founders Capital, highlights “the rapid growth rate that retail technology that helps digitalize and improve inventory management has had. After a year as investors, we pushed another round of funding given the high potential of the project and because we believe that Miquel and Joan can make Stockagile the go-to-solution in inventory management for the retail industry.”
In 2021, Stockagile was selected to be part of Lanzadera, Juan Roig’s start-up incubator also part of Marina de Empresas. Shortly thereafter, Angels decided to participate in its first funding round and has once again invested in the company showcasing its confidence in the cloud-based platform. “During our time as partners, Angels has had the opportunity to see first-hand Miquel’s leadership, attracting first class talent and investors like Nauta Capital. This has led to a growth in their customer based; customers that have benefited from the value add and efficiencies that Stockagile offers. We continue to support them on this journey knowing that the latest round will enable their offering to reach new heights,” adds Pepe Peris, Managing Director at Angels.