Seva Raises $2.4M in Seed Funding from Avalon Venutures

Funding will be used to scale Engineering team and execute early go-to-market activities.

NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Seva, a modern day knowledge management and search platform based in New York City, has raised $2.4M in Seed financing led by Avalon Ventures. Other investors include Studio VC and Datadog founder and CEO Olivier Pomel.

Founded in 2017 by CEO Sanjay Jain, who was previously co-founder & CTO at Pictela (acquired by AOL) and CTO at Simulmedia, the company is reimagining how knowledge workers find and organize information across their rapidly growing work “stack”.

The modern knowledge worker uses 10–16+ applications at work and can spend almost 1 day a week searching for and verifying information. From email to chat to documentation management platforms and more, valuable company knowledge has become severely fragmented across applications, teams, and silos throughout the organization. As a result employees find it hard to search for and organize the information they need to work efficiently.

“I’ve been CTO at companies of varying sizes and stages over the last 10 years, and it’s been incredible to see how a growing reliance on cloud applications has really hindered our ability to self-serve relevant information,” says Jain. “Whether it’s as simple as finding the holiday calendar or making sure client-facing teams have accurate 360° views of their customer, professionals need a better way to manage information at work.”

Today, Seva’s platform offers a simple 1-click setup into Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, Slack, JIRA, Confluence, and more to unify search capabilities and manage information across these platforms. A newly released “Topics” functionality allows users to organize content around common entities, such as customers and initiatives, making it easy to ensure teams are always equipped with the correct content when they need it most.

All of Seva’s functionality is built to simplify how users work across clouds, and to ensure that no workflow changes are needed on the part of the user. “Users are going to work the way they want to work, in the tools they want to use,” adds Jain. “Seva exists where employees already spend their time and does not require them to learn anything new.”

Seva is currently accepting companies into its Beta. Soon to come enhancements include powerful contextual recommendations, on-the-go content notifications through a mobile app, and new integrations into Office 365 and Salesforce.

In addition to this round of funding, which will be used to grow Engineering, the company also announced that Peter Giordano has joined as COO, responsible for early go-to-market and customer growth. Giordano comes from Simulmedia, where he served as SVP of Sales Operations & Strategy.

Seva, Inc. (www.hiseva.com), is a New York-based enterprise software company that is shaping a part in the ‘future of work’. The rapid proliferation of SaaS applications at work has created untenable, fragmented data silos that make information discovery tedious, and that trend will worsen as companies continue accelerating to the cloud. Seva enables modern knowledge workers to seamlessly find, share, and organize the information they need to work smarter, faster, and more efficiently.

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