34. Brightpearl


Company: Brightpearl

Founder(s): Andrew Mulvenna and Chris Tanner

Website: https://www.brightpearl.com/

Description: A retail operations platform on a mission to automate the back office, freeing up merchants’ time to further grow their business.




Founded by Andrew Mulvenna and Chris Tanner in 2007, Brightpearl offers a complete back office solution to help automate retailer’s post-purchase operations, these including:

  • Inventory.
  • Order management.
  • Warehousing.
  • Fulfilment.
  • Shipping.
  • Purchasing.
  • Accounting.
  • Supplier management.
  • CRM.
  • POS.
  • Retail business intelligence.

More than 1,200 businesses, spread over 26 countries use Brightpearl’s platform, managing $3 billion of business a year. The company’s global headquarters are located in Bristol, UK, with its US headquarters in Austin.

Being designed specifically for retail and wholesale businesses, those operating in these areas won’t have to worry about paying for additional, unnecessary functions – the services tailored specifically for this type of business.

As well as being Software as a Service, Brightpearl also offer “Software with Service”, business’s entire partnership with the service being accompanied by retail consultants, with tech support offered 24/7 as well as ongoing business consulting.

So far, Brightpearl have raised $88.3 million in funding, over the course of 8 funding rounds. Their latest was a Series C announced in December of last year (2020), which raised £25 million.