The company plans to use the new financing to “grow its overall customer base, strengthen industry partnerships, and launch international operations, starting with the U.K. this month.”
Steve Sarracino, Activant Capital founder, who will be joining ShopKeep’s board of directors, put ShopKeep at the front of an “evolution” in the world of mobile payments and small business technology. “We see tremendous opportunity for the company to build on its existing success as the operating system for small business and retail.”
From left: ShopKeep co-founders, CEO Jason Richelson and COO David Olk, demonstrated ShopKeep POS at FinovateFall 2012 in New York.
ShopKeep president and CEO, Norm Merritt added that he sees his company’s role as more than just providing SMEs with a point-of-sale system. “We now play the role of an IT department to small business owners, democratizing invaluable business-management tools previously accessible only to the big-box retailers.”
ShopKeep has developed an iPad-based point-of-sale system and business-management platform for small businesses. The company has more than 2,000 users of its technology; more than 18,000 customers; and processed more than $6 billion in transactions via its network in the past year.
The company was honored with a 2015 Silver Stevie Award for Customer Service in March. Also that month, ShopKeep acquired Payment Revolution for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition added payment processing to the ShopKeep platform. In January, ShopKeep launched its Pocket app that included real-time reporting functionality.
ShopKeep was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in New York. The company demoed its point-of-sale system, ShopKeep POS, at FinovateFall 2012. While no valuation was released, based on this funding we added the company to our Fintech Near-Unicorn list.