Today in B2B: Pod Foods Launches Data-Centric Discovery Engine; Ryder Debuts Truck and Trailer Sharing Platform


Today in B2B payments, Chargebee acquires numberz and launches a receivables platform, while Nium and ECOMMPAY partner to expand international payments. Plus, Grata raises $25 million for improved middle-market information gathering.

Chargebee Launches Receivables Platform With Numberz Acquisition

Subscription management platform Chargebee has launched Chargebee Receivables following its acquisition of collection management company numberz, allowing subscription businesses to automate the receivables process from purchase to payment and manage subscription products and invoices, aiding data collections and improving insights for business leaders.

Chargebee Receivables integrates with existing ERP and accounting solutions to give finance leaders “better visibility and control of their receivables and improve their own customer experience,” according to the company announcement Wednesday (Feb. 23).

Wholesale Grocery Marketplace Pod Foods Launches Data-Driven Discovery Engine

Wholesale grocery marketplace Pod Foods is launching a data-driven discovery engine to broaden its “infinite shelf” to retailers in any location. Merchants can also tap into Pod Foods software and data-enriched warehousing and fulfillment platform, thanks to the new Pod Foods engine.

With the new data-driven discovery capabilities, users can guide their inventory and product decisions in real time based on consumer demand, bridging the gap between brick-and-mortar stores and online retail shops.

Intelligence Platform Grata Raises $25M

Private company intelligence engine Grata raised $25 million in a Series A funding round led by Craft Ventures, bringing Grata’s total funding to $35 million.

Grata’s search platform excels at finding information on middle-market companies. The COVID-19 pandemic and other obstacles have caused more companies to do business online, allowing their information to be collected at scale.

Ryder’s Truck and Trailer Sharing Platform Gives Fleet Owners Extra Income or Capacity

COOP by Ryder brings together companies with trucks sitting idle and companies that would like to rent them on a truck and trailer sharing platform, which has expanded from one state in 2018 to nine states to a nationwide offering on Tuesday (Feb. 22).

COOP by Ryder vets the renters, collects the payment from renters, pays the owners, handles the transfer of liability insurance and provides roadside assistance.

ECOMMPAY Partners With Nium to Extend International Payout Offerings

Global payments provider Nium has partnered with international payment service ECOMMPAY on a “closed-loop system” for merchants to collect international payouts.

Nium provides global payments and card issuance solutions and operates payouts for businesses in more than 190 countries in more than 100 local currencies.