Manchester scale-up Sorted raises further £11m to accelerate growth

David Grimes
X The Business Desk

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Manchester-based delivery software business Sorted has raised £11m in growth capital.

The funding will support the acquisition of a number of brands, along with product development, new staff, and global expansion plans.

The round was led by existing investor Chrysalis Investments and takes the total funding now raised to £46.6m.

Richard Watts, Fund Manager at Chrysalis Investments, said: “The recent pandemic has accelerated channel shift and Sorted are well placed to benefit from this trend, evidenced recently by some very exciting enterprise customer wins.”

Sorted’s software is now live in 17 countries with brands including Asos, French Connection, Mountain Warehouse, Mulberry, Missguided and Lush.

It provides agile and data-driven shipping software, with dynamic checkouts, delivery management and delivery tracking for some of the biggest global carriers and customer-centric retailers.

David Grimes, founder and CEO of Sorted, said: “This investment comes at exactly the right stage of our journey, following a year which has seen more retail opportunities and challenges than any other in the history of e-commerce.

“Digital transformation has been driven at incredible speed, and I’m proud of how our team has stepped forward to support an industry undergoing such tremendous change.”

He added: “This significant investment will continue our work in enabling brands to pivot and offer customers a five star customer experience regardless of challenges in the retail landscape.

“We’re thrilled to see our investors back our goal to shake up the delivery and logistics sector, with our sights now set on expanding the same service and quality across the global stage.”