The company plans to expand its engineering and customer-facing teams in 2020. Jeff Swank, Head of Vendor Management at Vendr and College of Charleston alumnus, will be leading local operations for Vendr’s new office in the Flagship WestEdge building downtown.
Of the announcement, Swank says “Vendr’s mission is to make software purchasing seamless, and to do that, we need great people who deeply care about making our customers’ lives easier. That’s why I’m excited to grow our team here in Charleston. Having spent the past 15 years in Charleston, I’ve seen how much talent there is here, and the tech community is only getting bigger. We’re looking forward to being a part of it and building an anchor team here locally.”
Vendr was founded in Boston in 2018 by College of Charleston alumnus, Ryan Neu. After running sales teams at high-growth tech companies HubSpot and Invision for eight years, Neu recognized that the way people were buying software was broken. After gaining early traction by acquiring customers like HubSpot, Draftkings and InVision, Vendr was selected to participate in Y-Combinator's 2019 summer class which helped the company raise a $2M round in September 2019.
Today, Vendr’s investors include F-Prime Capital, Ashton Kutcher’s Sound Ventures, Joe Montana’s Liquid 2 Ventures, Garage VC and angel investors including Canva co-founder Cliff Obrecht and HubSpot COO JD Sherman.