Venture Capital News: RigUp Receives $15.8M Series B
AUSTIN, TX, RigUp, the energy industry's marketplace for on-demand services and labor, has raised $15.8 million in Series B funding.
RigUp, the energy industry's predominant marketplace for on-demand services and labor, has raised a $15.8 million Series B round, including follow-on participation from Founders Fund and existing investors. The company has also secured a $30mn credit facility from Silicon Valley Bank to support its growing revenue stream. RigUp intends to use the capital raised in the equity financing to strengthen its product with enhanced mobile features and streamlined payment solutions and to continue to build the product and sales teams.
Using their proprietary software, RigUp has built a powerful digital platform where buyers and service providers can easily connect and transact on a full range of oil field services. Hailed as "the emergent Uber of the oilfields" by Forbes magazine in 2017, RigUp has seen rapid adoption from operators across the country who are relying on the company's services to complete projects on time and under budget with reduced administrative tasks.
RigUp's oilfield network platform - which has quickly grown into the largest of its kind - enables buyers across the United States to streamline transactions and efficiently scale on demand by providing them access to 22,000+ service providers across 100+ service categories. Service providers spend less time looking for their next job and more time working projects, taking home up to 20 percent more pay and getting paid more quickly.
"Everything we're doing is to help our service providers get more work and make more money," said CEO and co-founder Xuan Yong. "Our service model continues to grow nicely every month. We're excited to reach this milestone as a company and have Jeffrey Harris and the team at Quantum Energy Partners join us as investors. We are also pleased to welcome Napoleon Ta from Founders Fund to our board."
"RigUp has identified an extremely attractive segment of the oilfield service market providing energy companies and their independent contractors a modern platform for coordinating their needs," said Jeffrey Harris. "The power of RigUp's technology and their creative business model stands out in the current environment where E&P companies are showing increased enthusiasm and adoption of digital solutions. We expect that the experience, network and resources of Quantum and Global Reserve should help accelerate the company's growth."
RigUp empowers the men and women who power the world. Founded in Austin, Texas, in 2014, RigUp's marketplace is transforming the energy industry by seamlessly connecting service providers with buyers to get the job done -- whenever, wherever. For more information on RigUp, please visit rigup.com.
About Quantum Energy Partners
Founded in 1998, Quantum Energy Partners is a leading provider of private equity capital to the global energy industry, having managed together with its affiliates more than $15 billion in equity commitments since inception. For more information on Quantum, please visit quantumep.com.
About Global Reserve Group
Global Reserve Group is led by Jeffrey Harris who established the advisory and investment firm in 2012 following a 29-year career at Warburg Pincus. As a senior partner at Warburg Pincus he had a long history of successful investing in technology companies and was also instrumental in creating and building the firm's global energy practice and directly overseeing several billion dollars of equity investment in numerous successful oil and gas-related ventures such as Antero Resources, Bill Barrett Corp., Electromagnetic GeoServices A/S, Kosmos Energy, Laredo Petroleum, and Spinnaker Exploration. For more information on Global Reserve Group, please visit globalreservegroup.com.
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