Retail Return Specialist, Optoro raises $75 million

By StartUp City

Optoro, an eight-year-old Washinton, DC-based provider of returns optimization software, closed a $75m equity funding round. The round was led by Franklin Templeton, with participation from Revolution Growth, Generation Investment Management, and Tenfore Holdings, amongst others.

The company intends to use the funds to scale the platform to reach more retailers and brands and invest in Research & Development. Optoro's software help retailers, both from the online and offline market to easily re-sell inventory that has been returned by customers.

Led by Tobin Moore, CEO and co-founder of Optoro, provides retailers and brands with a platform to manage, process, and sell returned and excess inventory. Using comprehensive data analytics, its returns optimization platform determines the best path for each item, maximizing recovery, lowering processing costs, and reducing environmental waste.