Secured 73 new customers, 55 marketplace launches, and $300M series D funding during 2020
LONDON, UK – January 28, 2021 – Mirakl, the only enterprise marketplace SaaS platform that empowers both B2B and B2C organisations to launch and grow a marketplace at scale, today announced 110% year-over-year revenue growth and over $3.1B (£2.26B) in gross merchandise value (GMV) transacted1 on its customers’ Mirakl-powered Marketplaces in 2020. The news follows Mirakl’s securing of $300M (£219M) in series D funding led by the UK’s Permira, placing the company’s valuation over $1.5B (£1.09B), and demonstrating Mirakl’s unique ability to enable the world’s leading organisations to seize the platform opportunity.
eCommerce accelerated dramatically in 2020, with marketplaces capturing a disproportionate share of that growth – UK consumers are now four times more likely to buy from an online marketplace than a retailers’ own website. In order to capitalise on this opportunity, leading enterprises chose Mirakl for its best-of-breed SaaS solution, expertise, and Mirakl Connect ecosystem. As a result, Mirakl signed a record 73 new customers in 2020, including numerous Global 2000 companies, while launching 55 new marketplaces.
2020 also saw the company strengthen its presence in the UK market, announcing plans to invest $31M (£23M) by 2022, with London being used as a hub to accelerate growth throughout Europe. This expansion is already bearing fruit, with Mirakl marketplaces enabling retailers to unlock valuable new revenue streams despite lockdown restrictions. During the Black Friday period, sales on Mirakl-powered marketplaces increased by 60% compared to 2019.
“2020 was the ultimate test that proved the resilience and agility of the platform model, and through it all, Mirakl’s best-of-breed marketplace solution rose to the challenge,” said Philippe Corrot, co-founder and CEO, Mirakl. “We remain committed to offering the most advanced, reliable, and secure enterprise marketplace platform on the market, so that every one of our customers continues to thrive.”
Sarah Mile, Chief Executive Officer at Feelunique, Europe’s largest independent online beauty retailer, headquartered in the UK, commented, “We chose to partner with Mirakl on our marketplace because of their proven expertise and first-class technical solution. In 2020 we saw excellent growth increasing our customer base to 1.3 million and growing our online offering to 35,000 products from more than 800 established niche, independent and challenger brands.”
Mirakl also expanded its global team, with 270 new hires in 2020 and has plans to hire 1,000 employees over the next three years. In the UK, Mirakl’s in-region team grew by 54%, with key hires including a Director of Business Consulting, Senior Director of Alliances & Partner Sales EMEA, and a Vice-President of Corporate Development. This growth trajectory will continue in 2021, with further hires planned across all departments in the UK.
Other major Mirakl business highlights for 2020 include:
- Signing several marquee global brands across industries including BayWa AG, Galeria Inno, La Redoute, Musgraves, SalonCentric, TradeInn, UNFI, and many more.
- Launching new marketplaces:
- B2B including: ABB, Airbus Helicopters, Thales, Maykers, TetraPak and Z-Tech (part of ABInBev).
- B2C, including: Carrefour France, Changi Airport, Decathlon Belgium, H&M Home, The Kroger Co., La Poste, Leroy Merlin France, Maisons du Monde, and Verishop.
- Launching, in under 48 hours, a B2B marketplace, StopCovid19.fr in response to French President Macron’s “Tech for Good” initiative, resulting in the first and only COVID-focused marketplace providing critical protective and sanitation supplies to address shortages and resolve supply chain issues. Since launch, the site has delivered over 125 million masks, more than 1 million liters of hand sanitizer, 13 million gloves and 80,000 antigenic tests to over 6,135 healthcare facilities and 23,170 enterprises.
- A testament to the company’s broader impact, Mirakl earned global recognition as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum for empowering B2B and B2C organizations to disrupt traditional industries and thrive in the digital age by platforming their businesses.
Further, in just six months, Mirakl doubled the size of its Mirakl Connect global marketplace ecosystem, becoming the world’s only independent network of curated, high quality, marketplace sellers and value-added services and solutions. Mirakl Connect ensures Mirakl-powered Marketplaces launch faster and grow bigger across industries. In 2020 operators who accessed Mirakl Connect saw up to 30% increase in their Marketplace GMV.
“Our customers, who we celebrate as Platform Pioneers, are redefining go-to-market strategies to lead in this digital-first economy, achieving remarkable growth in one of the most challenging economic environments in recent memory,” said Adrien Nussenbaum, co-founder and U.S. CEO, Mirakl. “We’re proud to stand alongside them and celebrate their successes – and to those who have yet to start their platform journey, there’s no better time to get on board.”