Imperia raises a €3M investment round to become the benchmark software in Supply Chain Management in Europe

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In a strategic move to revolutionize supply chain management, Imperia announces the closure of a €3 million funding round. This round is led by the Spanish VC Samaipata and includes participation from All Iron Ventures and Accel Starter Programme, along with follow-on investments from previous investors such as Draper B1 and Angels Capital. The round is bolstered by the entry of prominent business angels: Hugo Arévalo, Jonathan Benhamou, Kintxo Cortés, Christian Stiebner, Xavier Pladellorens, and Maex Ament.

This capital will boost the company’s mission to consolidate its position in the Spanish market and mark the beginning of its international expansion, targeting key markets in the European Union and Latin America. Already present in more than eight countries, Imperia aims to increase its sales in these territories significantly.

Events such as conflicts in Ukraine and the Middle East, pandemics, and materials crises have transformed the global industry, highlighting the need for proper supply chain management. These events underscore the challenges for enterprises, which are directly affected, impacting their production and profitability. Against this backdrop, implementing supply chain management solutions has become necessary, providing resilience and responsiveness to cope with these situations.

After years of implementing supply chain management solutions at large consultancies such as Deloitte and NTT Data, Álvaro Bernabé, Sergio Alemany, and José Tomás Carrascoso decided to embark on this project in 2019, creating a solution that truly adapts to the business reality of SMEs. Imperia offers software that opens a new category in the market, allowing companies to meet their main needs in demand forecasting, production planning, and supply planning with an affordable monthly fee accessible to all types of companies. The SaaS marketed by Imperia comes with a wide catalog of functionalities that expand the solution’s scope and complexity as much as the enterprise requires. This approach stands out from existing solutions in the market by bringing these types of tools to companies that traditionally could not access them due to factors such as price or complex integration processes.

Álvaro Bernabé, co-founder of Imperia, reflects on the new investment round: “We have seen how current challenges directly affect supply chains. Clear visibility of demand, along with effective planning of provisioning and production, is essential for survival and competitiveness in the market.”

Luis Garay, Partner at Samaipata, states that: “Imperia is revolutionizing supply chain management software. At Samaipata, we firmly believe in the modular product strategy they have developed, and in a top-tier founding team that has achieved a lot with limited resources. Imperia is a clear example of a company that is growing quickly, but responsibly, thanks to a very solid product-market fit and textbook execution.”

For Imperia, the backing from investors in this latest funding round is critical, but the support received from international clients, who have integrated our solution into their global operations, is equally valued. This includes expansion into more than eight countries, where renowned companies such as Aliaxis Group, FAES Farma, and Hine Group are implementing our solution in their subsidiaries, demonstrating trust and commitment to Imperia’s innovative supply chain management solutions.