Guru, the Center City business applications software that built "a browser extension to give your team access to information everywhere" through a Slack bot linked to the Guru app, says it has raised $9.3 million from investors led by its early-stage backers, FirstMark Capital and Dell Computer founder Michael Dell's MSD Capital. More here.
Guru, whose founders include former Dell Boomi executive and Philly Start-up Leaders chief Rick Nucci, says it now has "over 300 paying customers," including Shopify, Square, Intercom, Greenhouse, and Optimizely, as well as Wayne-based Dell Boomi, "all of which have replaced their legacy knowledge portals" with Guru's solutions.
Traditional knowledge management systems weren't designed to solve modern-day business problems — they were simply a basic way to store and access content. Companies now need solutions that fit into modern workflows, and enable teams to collaborate internally and externally as quickly and confidently as possible.