SimpliContract Raises $1.8M in Seed Funding Led by Kalaari Capital

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Bengaluru, June 14, 2021: SimpliContract, an AI and SaaS-based contract lifecycle management (CLM) platform, has raised $1.8M in a seed funding round led by Kalaari Capital with participation from Picus Capital, Arka Ventures, and Digital Sparrow Capital. This funding will drive its efforts in engineering, AI research, and marketing.

SimpliContract democratizes contract authoring and establishes powerful post-signature contract management practices by leveraging AI and natural language processing (NLP). The product supports organizations across the contract lifecycle – from request to renewal – and enables effective collaboration for internal and external stakeholders such as vendors and customers.

The platform, built with customizable and intelligent workflows, seamlessly integrates with enterprise applications and provides actionable insights to users across procurement, sales, and legal functions. It helps enterprises shorten contract cycle time, reduce risks, enforce compliance, manage and fulfil obligations, and adapt easily to the ever-evolving regulatory environment.

SimpliContract was founded in early 2020. The cofounders – Guru Venkatesan, Jinaraj PG, and Makesh Kumar – come with several decades of experience in building, selling, and deploying enterprise applications.

Ravinder Singh, Partner at Kalaari Capital, said, “90% of global enterprises and 50% of midsize organizations will have CLM solutions in place by 2023. The Global CLM market is expected to grow from $1.5B today to $5.2B by 2027. We believe that the AI-powered CLM platform of SimpliContract will drive and ride this growth.”

Florian Reichert, Partner at Picus Capital, added, “SimpliContract has a unique vision to bring workflow automation, collaboration and intelligence into contract lifecycle management which results in clear efficiency gains and more informed decisions for their clients. In our view, the team brings together the right skillset to take on more established players in the CLM space.”

“We are seeing significant interest and adoption in the market within a few months of launch. SimpliContract’s AI-driven platform supports over 4,000 enterprise users and manages 30,000+ contracts worth over $2B in value. Organizations are seeing value in user-centric interface, AI capabilities, and agile integrations, and we are committed to delivering on all these,” said Guru Venkatesan, CEO of SimpliContract.    

SimpliContract is an AI and SaaS-based contract lifecycle management platform. It helps organizations accelerate revenue recognition, lower legal operations costs, reduce contractual penalties and enable greater control over business operations and bottom line.

Kalaari Capital is an early-stage, technology-focused venture capital firm based out of Bengaluru, India. Since 2006, Kalaari has empowered visionary entrepreneurs building unique solutions that reshape the way Indians live, work, consume and transact. The firm’s ethos is to partner early with founders and work with them to navigate the inevitable challenges of fostering ideas into successful businesses. At its core, Kalaari believes in building long-term relationships based on trust, transparency, authenticity, and respect. 

Picus Capital is an international, privately financed venture capital company with headquarters in Munich and offices in Berlin, London and New York. Picus predominantly invests in pre-seed, seed and Series A rounds and focuses on technology companies in the real estate, finance and insurance, HR, renewable energy, mobility, e-commerce and healthcare sectors.



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