Icertis Lands Unicorn Status For Vendor Contract Tech

B2B startup Icertis has secured unicorn status with a $115 million fundraise for its corporate contract management solution, bringing its valuation to more than $1 billion.

According to TechCrunch reports Wednesday (July 17), the Washington-based and India-founded company has announced the Series E round led by Greycroft and Premji Invest, while existing backers B Capital Group, Cross Creek Advisors, Eight Roads, Ignition Partners, Meritech Capital Partners and PSP Growth also participated in the round. The total amount raised by Icertis to date is $211 million.

The company connects corporate clients to a contract management solution they can use to manage their agreements in procurement with vendors, sales, and other contracts, like non-disclosure agreements. In addition to helping firms develop these documents, Icertis technology can also help businesses manage adherence and compliance to their agreements while automating administrative processes, like sending renewal reminders, reports explained.

“Nothing is more foundational than contract management as every dollar in and every dollar out of a company is governed by a contract,” explained Icertis Co-founder and CEO Samir Bodas. “As the [contract lifecycle management] market takes off, we are thrilled to have Premji Invest join the Icertis family, Greycroft double down by co-leading this round, and all investors re-up their commitment as we execute on our mission to become the contract management platform of the world.”

Icretis said it plans to use the funding to invest in further expansion of its underlying technology with an eye on exploring additional use cases for its solution.

The company is also planning to expand its blockchain infrastructure that allows the solution to integrate with other contract management platforms and promote compliance and transparency in areas like supply chain compliance, reports said.

The funding will also be used to invest in sales and marketing, to broaden its partner ecosystem, and to explore M&A deals. Reports said the company currently manages about $100 million in revenues.



The How We Shop Report, a PYMNTS collaboration with PayPal, aims to understand how consumers of all ages and incomes are shifting to shopping and paying online in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our research builds on a series of studies conducted since March, surveying more than 16,000 consumers on how their shopping habits and payments preferences are changing as the crisis continues. This report focuses on our latest survey of 2,163 respondents and examines how their increased appetite for online commerce and digital touchless methods, such as QR codes, contactless cards and digital wallets, is poised to shape the post-pandemic economy.