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Welcome to another episode of Category Visionaries — the show that explores GTM stories from tech’s most innovative B2B founders. In today’s episode, we’re speaking with Matthew Wright, CEO & Founder of Specright, a specification data management platform that’s raised $45 Million in funding.

Here are the most interesting points from our conversation:

  • Origin of Specright: Matthew identified a significant inefficiency in managing specification data in various industries, leading to the creation of Specright.
  • Category Creation Journey: Specright is pioneering the specification data management category, a challenging but rewarding process that requires constant reinforcement of their unique value proposition.
  • Industry Impact: The packaging industry, a primary user of Specright’s platform, benefits from enhanced efficiency, reduced errors, and better compliance with sustainability goals.
  • Enterprise Adoption: Specright’s approach includes engaging with major enterprises and leveraging third-party validation, such as Gartner, to establish credibility and adoption.
  • Retention and Growth: Specright boasts a 98% retention rate and a significant portion of new revenue from existing customer expansions, highlighting customer satisfaction and platform value.
  • Future Vision: The next phase for Specright involves expanding their network capabilities, enabling companies to share and collaborate on specification data globally.



Emphasize Category Definition:

Be relentless in defining and reinforcing your category. Avoid the temptation to conform to existing categories that don’t fully capture your innovation.

Third-Party Validation:

Engaging with industry analysts and obtaining third-party validation can be crucial for gaining credibility and driving adoption, especially in enterprise markets.

Customer-Centric Focus:

Maintaining high customer retention and satisfaction through a deep understanding of their needs ensures long-term success and organic growth.

Expand Through Networking:

Create network effects by enabling collaboration and data sharing among your customers, which can exponentially increase the value of your platform.

Sustainability as a Value Add:

Integrate sustainability metrics and reporting into your platform to align with the growing emphasis on ESG goals in various industries.

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