Coupa Launches $50m Venture Fund to support the next generation of companies shaping the future of BSM

Coupa Software (NASDAQ: COUP) announced the launch of Coupa Ventures, a US$50 million fund to foster innovation in Business Spend Management.

Coupa Ventures invests in early and growth stage companies breaking business inefficiency in spending, aligning processes and decisions across supply chain, procurement, and finance.

Coupa unveiled the fund’s first two portfolio companies; Zylo and SourceDay

“This is an exciting milestone for Coupa.” said Rob Bernshteyn, chairman and CEO at Coupa.

How is Coupa shaping Business Spend Management?

“In partnership with our customers and partners, we blazed a new trail in Business Spend Management, creating a comprehensive platform that maximises value through smarter spending decisions,” said Rob Bernshteyn, chairman and CEO at Coupa.

“Coupa Ventures enables us to further this vision by investing in a future where businesses and suppliers can harness the power of their spend to constantly adapt, transform, and innovate.”

“We’re in a new era of digital maturity in business, marked by organisational agility, distributed and more autonomous users, and built-in intelligence,” said Todd Ford, CFO at Coupa.

“There is a massive opportunity right now to extend digital transformation efforts to the back office, as more companies recognise the power that spend has to transform their businesses and fuel their growth. That’s the inspiration behind Coupa Ventures.”

“We’re excited to welcome Zylo and SourceDay to the Coupa Ventures portfolio,” said J.J. Freitag, VP of Corporate Development at Coupa and MD of Coupa Ventures.

“It’s amazing to see so much innovation in Business Spend Management. We look forward to working closely with all of our portfolio companies to help them grow their businesses. Together, we will continue breaking down the silos around spend.” 

Platforms supported by Coupa Ventures

Zylo, a leading SaaS management platform helping companies manage and optimise cloud-based applications, is one of the first companies to receive funding from Coupa Ventures, along with existing investors, Menlo Ventures and Bessemer Venture Partners.

Zylo’s platform provides organisations with visibility into what software is being used, how much is spent, and how to optimise their software  investments.

“We’re honoured to be part of the Coupa Ventures portfolio, aligned with Coupa’s mission of bringing smarter spending to businesses,” said Eric Christopher, co-founder and CEO at Zylo.

“Coupa Ventures offers us a unique and novel position within the Coupa Community. We are excited to join the expansive ecosystem of customers, suppliers, and partners, and we look forward to working closely with Coupa’s expert team.”

Also receiving one of the first investments from Coupa Ventures is SourceDay, a leading supply chain performance solution that bridges the gap between a company’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) and its supply chain network. 

“The investment from will deepen our collaboration with Coupa and enable customers to save more money and leverage supplier performance as a competitive edge. We’re honoured to expand our relationship with the Coupa ecosystem and build on our work with CoupaLink,” said Tom Kieley, CEO at SourceDay.