Knowde is an online marketplace connecting more than 700 major producers with customers around the globe.

Knowde is the first digital marketplace built for chemicals, polymers and ingredients.

Knowde was founded in 2017 by Ali Amin-Javaheri and Wojciech Krupa. The company is headquartered in San Jose, California.


Knowde's marketplace allows buyers to search, filter, sample, quote, and purchase from every major chemical producer on earth. With more than 100,000 products from over 700 producers, Knowde is the largest marketplace of its kind.


Knowde is backed by Sequoia Capital, Refactor Capital, Bee Partners, Cantos Ventures and Knollwood Investment Advisory. The company raised $14M in a Series A round on May 01, 2020. This brings Knowde's total funding to $17.5M to date.



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $17.5M over 2 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Jose
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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