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Founded Year

2016

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$58.11M

About Skupos

Skupos develops technology-based retail solutions. It connects retailers, distributors, and customers and helps increases growth and revenue. It serves independent convenience stores and small retail chains. The company was founded in 2016 and is based in San Francisco, California. In August 2023, Skupos was acquired by PDI Technologies. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquarters Location

1462 Pine Street

San Francisco, California, 94109,

United States

800-559-1358

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Skupos's Product Videos

Skupos's Products & Differentiators

    Skupos Insights

    Skupos Insights delivers an unrivaled depth and quality of retail sales data and analytics from independent and small chains. For the first time, CPG brands and their distributors can now gain a deeper, more relevant understanding of in-store sales down to the UPC level. Insights are on-demand and derived from scan data that is automatically combined, cleaned, organized, and standardized.

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Research containing Skupos

Get data-driven expert analysis from the CB Insights Intelligence Unit.

CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Skupos in 2 CB Insights research briefs, most recently on Nov 23, 2022.

Expert Collections containing Skupos

Expert Collections are analyst-curated lists that highlight the companies you need to know in the most important technology spaces.

Skupos is included in 6 Expert Collections, including Store tech (In-store retail tech).

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Store tech (In-store retail tech)

1,969 items

Companies that make tech solutions to enable brick-and-mortar retail store operations.

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Grocery Retail Tech

648 items

Startups providing B2B solutions to grocery businesses to improve their store and omni-channel performance. Includes customer analytics platforms, in-store robots, predictive inventory management systems, online enablement for grocers and consumables retailers, and more.

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Market Research & Consumer Insights

722 items

This collection is comprised of companies using tech to better identify emerging trends and improve product development. It also includes companies helping brands and retailers conduct market research to learn about target shoppers, like their preferences, habits, and behaviors.

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Retail Tech 100

100 items

The most promising B2B tech startups transforming the retail industry.

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Supply Chain & Logistics Tech

928 items

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Food & Beverage

156 items

Skupos Patents

Skupos has filed 3 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • windows server system
  • malware
  • microsoft server technology
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Status

11/26/2018

Retail POS systems, Malware, Payment systems, Retailing, Open formats

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Application Date

11/26/2018

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

Retail POS systems, Malware, Payment systems, Retailing, Open formats

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Application

Latest Skupos News

Bike reseller The Pro’s Closet raises another $20M

Jan 25, 2024

Jon Czaja thinks there should be a used bike market similar to used cars. That’s what Louisville-based The Pro’s Closet is trying to create, said Czaja, who took over as CEO of the company in September. The company closed another funding round this month. Jonathan Czaja “We’re helping these bikes have new owners and live to fight another day and not necessarily clog up a landfill somewhere,” Czaja said. Founded in Boulder almost 20 years ago by pro-mountain biker Nick Martin, The Pro’s Closet buys used high-end bikes directly from owners and refurbishes them before reselling them. “If you’re trying Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, you never quite know what you bought and what you’re getting until you get home and ride it,” Czaja said. “And even then it’s hard to tell.” Pro’s Closet raised $20 million last week — $14.5 million of which was converted capital, Czaja said, and $5.5 million new. Investors included Boulder-based Foundry Group and Ridgeline Ventures, and out-of-state firms Edison Partners and The Chernin Group. Since inception, Czaja said, Pro’s Closet has raised more than $90 million. Last year, the company sold 10,000 bikes, with buyers in every state and Canada. He declined to disclose revenue figures, beyond saying it was in the tens of millions last year and has returned to pre-COVID figures. Pro’s Closet moved to a 130,000-square-foot warehouse, which also has retail space for people to test-ride bikes, in Louisville about two years ago. Czaja said the space is another fun part of the business, with bikes everywhere, even hanging from the ceilings. “We’re doing a big chunk of our sales essentially out of our retail store, in a warehouse, in an industrial park,” he said. “People walk in here and can’t believe (it).” He said Pro’s Closet has more than 100 brands in stock, and roughly 500 bikes available for test rides on any given day. Visiting the store isn’t a requirement; many sales took place online. Bikes range anywhere between $2,000 and $14,000, which Czaja noted is usually about 30 percent less than what they would cost new. Long term, Czaja said he could see opening more stores, but right now the business is riding a slowdown post-COVID, when bike sales boomed. “Everyone wanted a bike during COVID because they were all trapped inside in Zoom calls and wanted to get out and experience the outdoors – the entire industry had this growth,” he said. Before joining Pro’s Closet in the fall, the Minnesota native was chief operating officer of the Denver software company Skupos, which was acquired by PDI Technologies. He moved to Colorado four years ago from California. Czaja took over as CEO from John Levisay, who held the position for three years. While he doesn’t consider himself an intense cyclist, Czaja said he first got into it 25 years ago, when he was in high  school. Now he mostly rides on the weekends and with some of Pro’s Closet’s other 80 employees, but called riding his “happy place.”  “It’s fun to be in a business where everyone is so passionate about what we’re selling,” Czaja said. The Pro’s Closet’s warehouse and store in Louisville. (Courtesy The Pro’s Closet) Jon Czaja thinks there should be a used bike market similar to used cars. That’s what Louisville-based The Pro’s Closet is trying to create, said Czaja, who took over as CEO of the company in September. The company closed another funding round this month. Jonathan Czaja “We’re helping these bikes have new owners and live to fight another day and not necessarily clog up a landfill somewhere,” Czaja said. Founded in Boulder almost 20 years ago by pro-mountain biker Nick Martin, The Pro’s Closet buys used high-end bikes directly from owners and refurbishes them before reselling them. “If you’re trying Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace, you never quite know what you bought and what you’re getting until you get home and ride it,” Czaja said. “And even then it’s hard to tell.” Pro’s Closet raised $20 million last week — $14.5 million of which was converted capital, Czaja said, and $5.5 million new. Investors included Boulder-based Foundry Group and Ridgeline Ventures, and out-of-state firms Edison Partners and The Chernin Group. Since inception, Czaja said, Pro’s Closet has raised more than $90 million. Last year, the company sold 10,000 bikes, with buyers in every state and Canada. He declined to disclose revenue figures, beyond saying it was in the tens of millions last year and has returned to pre-COVID figures. Pro’s Closet moved to a 130,000-square-foot warehouse, which also has retail space for people to test-ride bikes, in Louisville about two years ago. Czaja said the space is another fun part of the business, with bikes everywhere, even hanging from the ceilings. “We’re doing a big chunk of our sales essentially out of our retail store, in a warehouse, in an industrial park,” he said. “People walk in here and can’t believe (it).” He said Pro’s Closet has more than 100 brands in stock, and roughly 500 bikes available for test rides on any given day. Visiting the store isn’t a requirement; many sales took place online. Bikes range anywhere between $2,000 and $14,000, which Czaja noted is usually about 30 percent less than what they would cost new. Long term, Czaja said he could see opening more stores, but right now the business is riding a slowdown post-COVID, when bike sales boomed. “Everyone wanted a bike during COVID because they were all trapped inside in Zoom calls and wanted to get out and experience the outdoors – the entire industry had this growth,” he said. Before joining Pro’s Closet in the fall, the Minnesota native was chief operating officer of the Denver software company Skupos, which was acquired by PDI Technologies. He moved to Colorado four years ago from California. Czaja took over as CEO from John Levisay, who held the position for three years. While he doesn’t consider himself an intense cyclist, Czaja said he first got into it 25 years ago, when he was in high  school. Now he mostly rides on the weekends and with some of Pro’s Closet’s other 80 employees, but called riding his “happy place.”  “It’s fun to be in a business where everyone is so passionate about what we’re selling,” Czaja said. 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Skupos Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Skupos founded?

    Skupos was founded in 2016.

  • Where is Skupos's headquarters?

    Skupos's headquarters is located at 1462 Pine Street, San Francisco.

  • What is Skupos's latest funding round?

    Skupos's latest funding round is Acquired.

  • How much did Skupos raise?

    Skupos raised a total of $58.11M.

  • Who are the investors of Skupos?

    Investors of Skupos include PDI Technologies, SQN Venture Partners, Brex Asset Management, Dynamo VC, Toba Capital and 6 more.

  • Who are Skupos's competitors?

    Competitors of Skupos include IRI and 8 more.

  • What products does Skupos offer?

    Skupos's products include Skupos Insights and 1 more.

  • Who are Skupos's customers?

    Customers of Skupos include Pepsi, Nestle Water / Essentia Water and Hershey.

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