Jungle Scout
Ecommerce
Austin, Texas, United States

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Overall Rank: 360
Category: Ecommerce
Category Rank: 21

Awards:

  • Top Software Company of 2021

Profile

Jungle Scout is the leading all-in-one platform for selling on Amazon, supporting more than $8 billion in annual Amazon revenue. Founded in 2015 as the first Amazon product research tool, Jungle Scout today features a full suite of best-in-class business management solutions and powerful market intelligence resources to help entrepreneurs and brands manage their ecommerce businesses. Jungle Scout is headquartered in Austin, Texas and supports 10 global Amazon marketplaces.


Originally developed by CEO Greg Mercer as a Google Chrome extension, in 2021 Jungle Scout raised $110 million to expand its operations. It has already put those funds to use, acquiring Seattle-based Downstream Impact – which manages more than $250 million per year in Amazon advertising spending. Downstream’s automation capabilities will, once fully integrated, enable Jungle Scout to optimize its campaigns to be more competitive on Amazon – primarily on the paid search platform Amazon Marketing Services, which accounts for the bulk of Amazon’s ad revenue. Downstream was founded in 2017 by former Amazon employees Connor Folley and Salim Hamed amid a surge in advertising on Amazon. Jungle Scout has also used its capital funding to extend its SaaS platform to Walmart.


The economic boom experienced by electronic retailers in the wake of the pandemic has significantly right-shifted Jungle Scout’s growth trajectory, growing roughly 50% YoY. According to Amazon advertising is its fastest-growing business, representing nearly $21.5 billion in annual revenue in 2020, a 66% year-over-year increase.


Visit www.junglescout.com


Key Products

Jungle Scout


Use Jungle Scout to make data-driven decisions and build a profitable business on Amazon. Discover what products are in demand, what keywords will boost sales, how to automate inventory and review requests, and more.


Jungle Scout Cobalt


Dominate a segment and maximize margins with Jungle Scout Cobalt — built exclusively for brands and agencies.


Jungle Scout API


Access the most accurate marketplace data and gain access to the most accurate sales estimates for Amazon. Their API allows customers to query Jungle Scout’s product catalog and view key metrics like historical sales, price, and more.


Downstream


Unlock ecommerce potential with the leading advertising and analytics solution.


Key Executives

Greg Mercer, Founder & CEO


Greg is the Founder and CEO of Jungle Scout, the leading all-in-one platform for selling on Amazon. He originally built Jungle Scout as a Chrome extension to automate his process of finding products to sell on Amazon. Today, Greg is an ecommerce expert, leading a team of 250 global employees who have built Jungle Scout into the best business management solution and market intelligence software for ecommerce sellers, brands, and agencies.


Mike Scheschuk, Chief Marketing Officer


Mike Scheschuk is the Chief Marketing Officer as well as the President for Small & Medium Business at Jungle Scout. Prior to this Scheschuk was the VP of e-commerce, marketing, and operations at Ziff Davis. His specialties include marketing, sales, and merchandising for three billion dollar businesses in the B2C, B2C, and SaaS spaces. Earlier in his career Scheschuk spent 12 years at Dell, eventually becoming the VP and Executive Director of e-commerce and merchandising. Scheschuk received a bachelors in business from the University of Texas at Austin as well as an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.


Stephen Curial, Chief Technology Officer


Stephen Curial is the Chief Technology Officer for Jungle Scout. Prior to that he was Director of Software Development at Amazon and led a 220 person product and engineering organization. During his 10-year tenure at Amazon, Curial oversaw Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), the retail electronic data interchange (EDI) platform, and technology teams for the company’s dropship business. During Curial’s leadership at Amazon, the company saw a 704 percent increase in annual revenue. He helped launch over 120 features for Sellers, launched FBA in 9 countries, launched the FBA Small and Light program, and is co-inventor on the patent for Seller Fulfilled Prime technology.


Curial’s experience also includes software research and development roles at IBM, Xymbiant Systems, and the Government of Alberta. At Xymbiant he created a natural language processing (NLP) framework that processed tens of thousands of natural language requests. At IBM, he implemented his thesis idea into their production compiler and directly contributed to setting the world records on the four biggest benchmarks: SPECInt, SPECFloat, TCP-H and LINPACK that claimed the number one spot on the Supercomputing Top 500 list.


Elise Stribos, Chief People Officer


Elise Stribos is the Chief People Officer at Jungle Scout. She is an HR Executive with experience across Generalist HR, Recruitment and Consulting. Prior to this, Stribos headed up HR for F45 Training (NYSE: FXLV) and Canoo (NASDAQ: GOEV). In both these roles, she built the HR function to help scale, performance and IPO readiness.


Stribos started her career in Employee Relations, then to Generalist HR with ASX listed company, UGL. She then worked for Energizer and then spent five years in an HR/Exec Search consulting firm supporting ASX listed companies with HR, Recruitment and Organizational Development needs. Stribos holds a Bachelor of Economics and Social Science with a double major in Economics and HR and a minor in Psychology. She is recognized for her ability to build core relationships within the business to identify organizational needs and drive creative HR solutions to drive organizational performance.


Customer Insights

“Great comprehensive tool for amazon sellers and proactive customer service team. I always come back to Junglescout it’s my favorite sourcing tool hands down!” – Kevin


 


“Hey Jungle Scouters! I can’t tell you how much I feel so comfortable around you guys! You guys don’t tire or get impatient with us when we procrastinate year after year, as we wallow in our “analysis paralysis” predicament. On the contrary you take us by the hand and take us to the next level. Here John, try this on for size…Freedom Builder Bootcamp course? “Is there anything else we can do for you”? You guys don’t give up on me and that’s very hard not to respect!!” – John K.


 


“Superior software compared to competitors. Friendly and useful staff, constant updating of software to keep members up to date in the world of amazon, very useful academy videos explaining step by step how to build a successful business. Nothing more really needs to be said” – Matthew


 


“I share about JS with every biz I meet even if they don’t have a clue about FBA. It is an extraordinary biz tool that maximizes the potential of new people to succeed in the fastest e-commerce biz ever. I say this as an ex CEO of an international decent size publicly traded company. I’m also an actual Jungle Scout -Jungles of Bolivia, Amazon, Borneo & Micronesia. Way cool right! 🙂 Thank you for JS Greg and Lenny” – Chris Michaels


 


“(Superb) not enough to describe the support that I’ve received from the JS team .. appreciate your cooperation and assistance.. I believe I will find you in the sky one day by keeping your customer happy.. Keep it up JS team, you made my day” – Value Anonymous


 


“I contacted Jungle Scout with questions and their customer support staff (each of them I dealt with) answered my questions and educated me well beyond any reasonable expectation. I was totally blown away. Jungle Scout itself is a piece of software that is incredibly useful with anything commerce and Amazon.” – M. David Kartuzin


 


“This company has one of the greatest customer service I have ever experienced. I had a 3 month subscription with JS and I faced some problems regarding some of the features and these features did not work for almost 2 weeks. When I contacted JS customer service they were happy to extend my subscription for another 2 weeks. They are always cheerful and happy to help. Apart from the great customer service, the JS package itself is one the greatest learning materials out there and it’s very useful. I highly recommend it and its a must for anyone who is starting to sell on Amazon. Thank you JS !!” – Aida


 


“Jungle scout is truly amazing… And very trustworthy…” – Subodh Ruikar


 


“Definitely worth it. Helped out my listing so much! Awesome tool!” – Simone


 


“Best customer support, always willing to help for any kind of issue, whether it is fixing account issues or upgrading your account.” – Aditya Joshua


Company insights

“When I joined Jungle Scout 4 years ago I was surprised to see how much they have built with such a small team and, during all these years, I noticed the main reason for that was: everyone here loves what they do! From Engineering to Customer Support, it all feels like we are part of something bigger, with a real impact on other people’s lives. As a remote contractor worker since day 1, it was amazing to see how everyone is treated the same, no matter where you’re from or where you live. You always feel like an important part of the company and have the same career growth opportunities as everyone else.” – Armando Rocha, Engineering Team Lead, Brazil


 


“The company is full of some of the brightest people I’ve worked with and they keep adding to the list of top hires. If you have great ideas they aren’t stifled, you are given latitude to try new things, take the lead, and innovate. There is a hunger here to be the best at what we do, while cultivating a culture of team and community. There is so much potential at Jungle Scout and I can’t wait to see what the future will bring.” – Laura Genter, Director of People Ops, Austin, Texas, USA


 


“Jungle Scout offers the delicate balance that’s hard to find in a workplace – the ability to work autonomously and have the support you need. It’s refreshing to be surrounded every day by people who constantly strive to learn and grow. Jungle Scout values flexibility, the ability to work remotely, and travel – the whole company gets together to collaborate for a week and explore a new city!” – Allie Burrow Email Marketing Manager, Austin, Texas, USA


 


“It’s one of the best feelings in the world to wake up excited about what you do. I work with some of the most talented, kind and creative people I’ve ever met. I have evolved so much in my career and as a person since I started with JS two years ago. It is truly unlike anything else I’ve experienced in the workplace. We all have such passion for not only the product but also for the people. Whether a Jungle Scout Customer or colleague, we make it known that your success matters and your potential is limitless.” – Jenna MacLellan Social Media Specialist, Ontario, Canada


 


“At Jungle Scout, nothing is set in stone, there’s an open-minded culture and the team is like a circle of friends. Even though I had heard good things about the JS inner culture and possibilities for growth before I joined, I still was very impressed with how management and every single team member cares about creating the best working environment for everyone. Work life balance is taken into serious account here and in my opinion it’s very wise. Also, every employee is given a chance for professional growth in many directions and you’ll never get bored with the tasks you are doing on a daily basis.” – Maryna Romaniuk, Software Engineer Ukraine


 


“I love working with a ton of brilliant people, providing an amazing product, and solving our client’s problems… oh, and I really love the color orange” – Ezra Funkenhouser, Account Executive Chicago, Illinois, USA


 


“My experience at Jungle Scout has been fulfilling and fun. I am very fortunate to work with a group of talented, interesting, and friendly people. I joined the company as an engineer eager to learn. Not only did I level up my coding skills at JS, but I have also been learning how to lead a team of talented people. Our team is transparent and empowering. I enjoy all the tough tech problems I get to tackle because I know I have the support of everyone in the engineering team if needed. I love working at Jungle Scout!” – Andy Li, Software Engineering Team Lead Shenzhen, China


 


“Jungle Scout has been a great experience in my professional career, as it is a company where you can learn a lot because there is a collaborative environment very well internalized in all employees. It has been an opportunity to meet incredible professionals who are always trying to improve processes and seek the best solutions to the problems faced in an expanding company. Working at Jungle Scout means being in a culture where there is flexibility, camaraderie, and a lot of growth and development.” – Faider Valencia, Data Engineering Team Lead Colombia


 


“I first bumped into Jungle Scout as a customer. After experiencing their world-class support, I just had to apply when I saw that they were hiring. I’m so glad I did! There aren’t enough words to describe the amount of talent, hustle, and passion that every single person brings to the table every day. I’ve grown so much over the past 3 years, as a team member and a person, meeting many incredible people along the way. Whether you’re experienced or just beginning, Jungle Scout provides you endless opportunities to help discover or hone in your skills and experience.” – Athena Lobo, Customer Support Manager Toronto, Canada


 


“I fell into Jungle Scout early in my career, and it changed my life. I learned so much on the job in my first few years, and every new season of growth brings a fresh set of challenges and opportunities. I love that I work with a group of smart, empathetic, motivated people all focused on absolutely crushing it in their work and creating an awesome product together. If you’re a builder at heart, whether that means managing a team, strengthening relationships with our customers, or architecting microservices, Jungle Scout is the place for you!” – Kaia Olson, Senior Engineering Manager Vancouver, Canada


 


“Working at Jungle Scout is one of the best decisions I’ve made, hands down! I have MAJOR #joblove. There are tons of growth opportunities, remote work, international meetups in cool spots, and more but for me, it really comes down to the people. You can’t beat this group of humans – they’re kind, brilliant, passionate, and push me every day to be better & grow. I love working with them every single day to continue building this incredibly special culture and product.” – Veerprit Belford, Talent Acquisition Manager Vancouver, Canada


 


“I’ve been working for Jungle Scout for three years, and it has been the best experience in my career. You get to meet and work with amazingly talented people, and the growth opportunities are endless! The team is very diverse and supportive, and with all the benefits, you’ll never get bored! We are proud to be the best in the industry, and it’s super rewarding to see our customers become successful Amazon business owners.” – Loriana Brenes, Customer Success Operations Specialist, Costa Rica