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05/02/2007

ChannelAdvisor Secures $30 Million in New Funding

 

ChannelAdvisor, the leading provider of e-commerce channel management solutions, recently announced it has received an additional $30 million in funding to fuel the company’s aggressive expansion in the e-commerce channel management industry. The funding round was led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with participation from current ChannelAdvisor investors Kodiak Venture Partners, Advanced Technology Ventures, Southern Capitol Ventures and eBay.

ChannelAdvisor will leverage the additional capital to continue its growth into e-commerce channels such as paid search and comparison shopping engines.  Additionally the company plans to expand its offerings into new geographies and investigate acquisition opportunities.  Additionally, Patrick Kerins, NEA General Partner, will join ChannelAdvisor’s board of directors.

“We’ve been following ChannelAdvisor for a long time and we’ve increasingly been impressed by their superior technology, significant traction in the retail sector, and uniqueness of their ChannelAdvisor Complete™ product offering,” says Patrick Kerins, General Partner of NEA.

“This funding will enable us to build upon our industry-leading e-commerce channel management solutions and expand our expertise into new channels both in the US and internationally,” says Scot Wingo, Chief Executive Officer of ChannelAdvisor. “ChannelAdvisor saw rapid growth in 2006 and we are excited to continue to focus on bringing the best products and services to help retailers sell more profitability online.”

The company also announced that Bill Brown has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer to manage all of the company’s financial activities.

Bill, a 25-year financial and accounting veteran has served as Chief Financial Officer at several Massachusetts-based Software-as-a-service (SaaS) on-demand companies, including Lightbridge, a Burlington, MA company Bill helped take public in 1996.  Bill received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the School of Management at Boston University.

ChannelAdvisor Corporation provides technology and services that enable leading online retailers to maximize their products across multiple e-commerce marketplaces such as eBay, Amazon.com and Overstock.com, comparison shopping engines such as Shopping.com, Shopzilla, Nextag and Google Product Search and search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and MSN. In 2006, ChannelAdvisor managed over $1.6 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV) on behalf of its customers. ChannelAdvisor solutions combine best practices, on-demand software and integration technology to help retailers sell more products, faster, by automating labor-intensive, manual functions so they spend less time optimizing campaigns and more time solving marketing and business issues. ChannelAdvisor's customers include Nokia, GSI Commerce, Sears and Motorola. ChannelAdvisor Corporation is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC with offices in Seattle, the United Kingdom and Germany.

For more information, please visit www.channeladvisor.com