Stark, a New York-based software accessibility leader unveils a new suite of products for software teams and announced that it raised $6 million in a seed funding round led by Uncork Capital.
Other investors in the round include are Darling Ventures, Indicator Ventures, and some of the best operators, founders, and angels in the software industry, including Jason Warner (former CTO of Github, now MD Redpoint Ventures), Steve King (Product and Accessibility Lead, Canva), Laura Behrens Wu (Founder, Shippo), Des Traynor (Co-Founder, Intercom), and Mathilde Collin (Co-Founder & CEO, Front App).
Stark intends to use the proceeds from its most recent fundraising round to develop its platform to meet the needs of its growing customer base in teams and enterprises throughout the globe.
Also announced that Benedikt Lehnert, a seasoned chief design officer and one of the top design professionals in the business, has joined Stark.
Company: Stark Lab Inc.
Round: Seed Round
Funding Month: Aug 2022
Lead Investors: Uncork Capital
Additional Investors: Darling Ventures, Indicator Ventures, Jason Warner, Steve King, Laura Behrens Wu, Des Traynor, and Mathilde Collin
Company Website: https://www.getstark.co/
Software Category: Accessibility Software
About the Company: Stark is a category-leading startup on a mission to make the world’s software accessible to everyone by streamlining the accessibility workflow in product teams. Through integrated tooling and automation Stark helps accelerate time to compliance – saving teams time, money, and effort. Since its launch in 2017, it has developed a suite of tools that help designers, developers, and cross-discipline teams build accessible products more efficiently and has become the de-facto gold standard used by modern software teams. It also provides educational material for the public and is supported by a rapidly growing community of experts of more than 25,000 people globally. Stark is used by teams in over 8,000 companies, from cutting-edge startups to governmental organizations to Fortune 500 corporations, with customers including Canva, Microsoft, Pfizer, Visa, Loom, Eventbrite, and many more.