Competera is an artificial intelligence platform that helps online and offline retailers with portfolio pricing using price recommendations on an SKU and full category level.[1][2]

Company typeartificial intelligence platform
Industrypricing, retail
FoundedApril 23, 2014
FounderAlexander Galkin, Andrey Mikhailov, and Alexander Sazonov
HeadquartersKyiv, Ukraine

Overview change

Competera was launched on April 23, 2014. The founders are Alexander Galkin, Andrey Mikhailov, and Alexander Sazonov.[3][4]

The head office is in Kyiv, Ukraine with more offices in California, Singapore, and London.[5]

Funding change

Competera received its first venture investment from the SMRK venture fund.[6]

Later, the company raised a total of $3M in funding over 2 rounds.[7]

Competera raised another round of funding on Feb 5, 2019.[8]

In January 2024, Competera announced that it had closed its latest round of seed+ funding for $3M, which was led by the following investors STRATMINDS (a San Francisco-based venture capital firm specializing in applied AI), Flyer One Ventures, Verras Capital, SMRK Fund, Transform Partners Fund, and a group of seasoned angel investors, including Alex Medovoi, the Founder and Chairman of AI Ukraine.[9]

Technology change

Competera provides regular repricing, promo and markdown recommendations for omnichannel retailers.[10][11][12][13][14][15]

They are based on 60 pricing and non-pricing factors, customer demand, and individual customer business rules.[16][17]

It uses machine learning technology and econometric practices to allow users to set the correct price for a product in any category or industry.[18][19][20]

Awards change

In 2023, Competera Won Best Retail Insights Solution 2023 VIP Awards in the US and the Best Breakthrough Technology Solution at 2023 UK VIP Awards, both presented by Vendors in Partnership and the National Retail Federation (NRF). In 2024, Competera was the runner-up for VIP Challenge Award for AI at the 2024 VIP Awards.[21][22]

In January 2021 Competera was included in Gartner Market Guide.[23][24]

In winter 2020, Competera was featured in the Now Tech Retail Planning report from Forrester Research.[25]

It was recognised as №1 Retail Software 2020 by Crozdesk webservice.

In October 2020 the platform was a winner of Artificial Intelligence Project of the Year.[26]

Also in 2019, the company was listed among the 3 best startups at the Startup Elevate (London).[27][28]

The company received IDCEE award as the Best B2B Startup in 2014.[29][30]

Other websites change

References change

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  22. "Competera Wins Best Breakthrough Technology Solution at 2023 UK VIP Awards Presented by Vendors in Partnership and NRF". Retrieved 2024-01-31.
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  24. "Украинскую Competera включили в авторитетный справочник Gartner Market Guide". Vector (in Russian). 2021-01-27. Retrieved 2021-05-25.
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