If you’re a part of the environmental, health, and safety (EHS) industry or rely on technology for environmental compliance and EPCRA Tier II reporting, we’d like to think you’ve heard of Encamp by now. But to fill you in, we’re all about environmental compliance innovation. We introduced a first of its kind end to end software platform for compliance and reporting in 2018, and it’s created a buzz ever since. 

Now, we’re turning the buzz way up. 

We’re thrilled to announce Encamp has raised $12 million in Series B funding led by OpenView. The funding was supported with participation from Encamp investors High Alpha Capital, Allos Ventures, and IU Ventures, who participated in an earlier funding round in April 2020 (co-led by HA and Allos). The investment will be used to fuel our SaaS-based platform’s ongoing environmental compliance innovation and add resources in engineering, compliance, sales, and other areas. Naturally, the new funding is great news for Encamp and our future. But it’s even better news for our industry and every environmental compliance specialist who wants a solution that makes their job easier. 

Here’s why.

OpenView is respected for helping fast-growing software companies hit their potential with what it terms “product led growth” in the “end user era.” Put simply, purchasing decisions should focus on end users. Instead of “How will this product help the business’ bottom line?,” the primary decision-making criteria is always “How will this product help someone in their day-to-day?” 

Which brings us to a day in the life of an environmental compliance professional — our software’s main end users — and why we created the Encamp platform in the first place. (Read about our journey to see how it all began on a camping trip.) 

If you have to deal with environmental compliance every day and issues like Tier II reporting every year, we know what you’re up against. Most of us at Encamp come from environmental compliance backgrounds, and we always asked the same question you do.

“Why are we using spreadsheets to manage all this information and file compliance reports?”

In 2017 when we first envisioned Encamp, we knew software and digital innovation had been making businesses more efficient for a long time. The digital transformation was well underway and proving its value.

So our thinking was, why not environmental compliance innovation? Let’s bring the same forward thinking to compliance by making data as accessible as possible and automating how information is compiled and reported. 

Our three-stage mission

Encamp’s mission was — and still is — to make managing compliance data and reporting faster, easier, and more accurate for every regulated facility, for all 50 states. That meant breaking down our mission’s approach into three stages to tackle the fundamental problem the EHS industry had faced for decades.

  1. Understand all regulations and their applicability — i.e., know what, where, when, why and how to report environmental compliance information.
  2. Solve the data management and reporting problem with software that makes us your go-to portal for compliance data and efficiency.
  3. Become the premier data source for environmental compliance.

An end-to-end environmental platform

As a source for critical environmental compliance information, we developed our software platform to combine a powerful data management system and compliance reporting automation. As an end user, you get features that simplify the entire compliance and reporting process.

Encamp is also deployed via the cloud, which lets you implement Encamp in a matter of days (or a couple weeks) and ramp up compliance operations rapidly. By comparison for data management point systems and legacy Environmental Management Information Systems (EMIS) hardware, implementation can take months if not years, especially for EMIS products that require some serious configuration. Rapid deployment is part of our environmental compliance innovation approach.

An efficient option for end users

If you’re an environmental compliance professional at any level, Encamp gives you a modern software option that makes spreadsheets, point systems, and EMIS products seem archaic. Unlike the single Encamp platform, these solutions are often disjointed and inefficient. They create data silos and do a poor job of connecting and tracking data streams, let alone compliance operations. And quite frankly, they’re no fun to use. 

Innovation never stops

When we launched the initial version of Encamp’s software platform publicly in 2018, it made us trailblazers in environmental compliance innovation rather quickly. By 2019, our software had drawn more than 100 customers and made Encamp the largest filer of EPCRA Tier II hazardous material inventory reports in the United States. 

But there’s also a saying that innovation never stops. In Encamp’s case, upgrades to our platform are both inevitable and constant.

For instance, we recently increased onboarding for larger enterprises and their EHS operations. For all facilities in your organization, we put a broader range of state and federal regulatory requirements information at your fingertips through our platform’s integration with EPA databases. New integrated mapping also puts all your facilities in a single view. We additionally enhanced our platform’s facility-based profiles, compliance calendar, and fillable forms for reporting to make the compliance process easier.

 Yet even with ongoing improvements to the Encamp platform, we’ll never lose sight of why we created it. 

Now, we need to keep looking ahead and take another step.

While Encamp started out to become the premier data source and system of record for environmental compliance and reporting, the industry’s dynamic is shifting. The new outlook for environmental compliance innovation are systems of intelligence for regulatory rules and data, and technology must set the new course to delivering them. 

The Encamp platform has already set that course. And now our product roadmap, the support of our investors, and ongoing guidance from OpenView will let us transform environmental compliance yet again — this time as the premier environmental compliance system of intelligence. 

We also know the incredible minds at OpenView will help bring Encamp closer to achieving our original mission: To ensure environmental compliance in every regulated facility in the U.S. We’re excited that OpenView is on this journey with us.      

Even in Encamp’s short history, there’s a reason we’re viewed as trailblazers of environmental compliance. For every environmental compliance specialist in the EHS industry, we’re ready to make compliance and reporting faster, easier, more accurate — and more intelligent — than we already have.

Stay tuned.

About OpenView 

Founded in 2006, OpenView is a venture capital firm investing globally in business software companies. With a mission to improve people’s working lives, OpenView’s focused investment approach across sector and stage enables the firm to identify and partner with category leading business software companies. The firm’s focus extends to operational excellence through its dedicated expansion team working with portfolio companies on go-to-market, sales and marketing, product led growth, talent, and corporate development. The firm is based in Boston and has $1.5 billion in total capital under management. For more information, please visit openviewpartners.com.

About High Alpha

High Alpha is a leading venture studio focused on building next-generation B2B SaaS companies through a new model for entrepreneurship that unites company building and venture capital. The High Alpha team partners with entrepreneurs, investors and large corporations to conceive, launch and scale new software companies. For more information: highalpha.com or on Twitter at @highalpha.

About Allos Ventures

Allos Ventures invests in early-stage technology companies based in the Midwest. Investments focus on B2B software companies at a Seed and Series A stage, augmenting the capital provided by seed and startup investors. In addition to the capital Allos provides, portfolio companies benefit from the extensive operating and business-building experience of the firm’s managing partners, who make themselves available as needed to support each portfolio company’s growth. For more information: allosventures.com

About IU Ventures

IU Ventures is a Code Section 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering Indiana University faculty, alumni, and friends to support and invest in IU-affiliated innovation. Through the IU Philanthropic Venture Fund and the IU Angel Network,IU Ventures works to provide opportunities for individuals affiliated with IU to network with fellow entrepreneurs; build innovative new businesses; and support growing enterprises through donations, investments, time and talents.

Adventurous EHS careers at Encamp

Companies throughout the Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) industry offer great EHS careers. Some EHS firms even consider themselves “trailblazers.” 

But not every company is reinventing the way businesses comply with environmental regulations. Nor have any of them created a first of its kind platform to do it. And not every solution is changing the environmental compliance landscape like the Encamp platform.

When it comes to trailblazers, Encamp really is setting a new course. So if you’re looking to blaze a new trail, our EHS careers path is where you come in.

Who we are

At Encamp, we’re a diverse and quickly growing team of difference makers. We’re also nature lovers and technology geeks. We call ourselves Encampers, and we’re passionate about protecting the environment though innovation.

For many of us, in fact, Encamp is an extension of our own EHS careers. In our previous compliance lives, we were environmental scientists, EHS managers, and consultants. Now, we’ve merged our EHS expertise with topnotch software engineers and business minds. We’ve also built some great teams of sales & marketing gurus and customer success specialists.

Where do you see yourself fitting in?

“I work with some incredible people at Encamp! I’ve never felt more empowered.”

Lesley Jones, CHMM, Senior Environmental Scientist

Why we started

If there’s anything to know about regulations and compliance in the EHS sector, it’s this. Red tape, paperwork, and reporting can be relentless. So we developed our digital platform to make data more visible and easier to manage. Companies also better understand environmental regulations, and fully automate reporting to ensure compliance. 

Translated, Encamp has completely changed the way environmental compliance works. We’ve made the entire process faster, easier, and more accurate. And we’ve done it with a perfect mix of expertise and ingenuity.

“I love working with smart, friendly people to solve real world problems.”

Ben Jacobs, VP of Engineering

Our culture

The Encamp culture is all about autonomy, transparency, and teamwork. It promotes ownership and action, and ensures that everyone always has a voice. Individually and collectively, Encampers are constantly encouraged to put their knowledge and creativity to use. After all, it’s the best way to tackle challenges head-on. 

But we’re not all work and no fun. We have virtual happy hours, gaming lunches, and holiday parties. Every Friday afternoon, we celebrate wins and accomplishments. We also have all-hands meetings to spread company news, and Zoom chats to talk about anything but work.

“I know I’m surrounded by the best. As far as EHS careers, I know I’ll be appropriately challenged to grow with this company and my own career!”

Owen Smith, Account Executive

Perks of being an Encamper

Work where you want

Encamp is a “distributed first” team dialed into remote work. Our roots are in Indianapolis, Indiana, but prospective Encampers can pursue EHS careers with us from wherever they call home.

Competitive compensation

When passion and purpose drive your work, money isn’t everything. But it does help. So, you can count on a competitive salary and 401(k) matching contributions.

Work-life balance

We encourage a healthy balance between professional and personal life. There’s unlimited PTO to unplug and recharge, and paid parental leave to spend time with baby Encampers.

Wellness

A monthly health and wellness stipend helps Encampers pursue an active lifestyle. Think workout gear, exercise equipment, fitness classes, meditation apps, and more.

You’re covered

Choose from four health insurance plans to meet the needs of you and your family. We also offer big-company-like benefits, including dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.

Top-notch tech

You’ll receive a high-end Apple, Dell, or Lenovo laptop — your choice. Kit out your office with a headset, monster monitor, or comfy chair with a $1,200/year remote work stipend.

Diversity, equality, and inclusion

Encamp encourages and celebrates different voices and backgrounds as well as experiences. As an equal opportunity employer, we value diversity and inclusion, and view everyone equally.

Therefore, we don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, or national origin. Neither do we discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status. This way, Encampers bring their full, authentic selves to work every day.

We make EHS careers inviting

A market projected to hit $85 billion in spending by 2027. A platform solution that’s still transforming the EHS industry. Encamp is growing rapidly, and our EHS careers path keeps expanding.

If you’re skilled in Engineering, Compliance, Customer Success, Sales, or Marketing, blaze our trail with us. 

Keep an eye on our Culture & Careers page for openings. 

Black lives matter.

At Encamp, we stand in solidarity with our Black teammates, customers, and partners in the fight against systemic racism and injustice. We are committed to using our unique position as a startup to provide opportunity, equity, and trust to members of the Black community, helping to build a country where everyone can live with dignity and free from fear and harassment.

But those are just words.

The team at Encamp has been taking time to reflect on the racism we see in the world around us and the best way we can support our community. We believe that while words are important, actions speak louder than words— and this is a moment that demands action.

Because of this, we’re making some visible commitments to continue turning our best intentions into action.

As of July 1st, 2020, we commit to removing hiring bias by taking the following actions:

We commit to having minority representation over our community averages by taking the following actions:

We commit to developing minority talent across the EHS industry by taking the following actions:

Finally, we commit to fighting the racial wage and equity gap by taking the following actions:

At Encamp, we will not allow the brunt of educating the company on issues of inequality to fall on existing minority and BIPOC staff. We all are committed to creating an environment deserving of the trust and respect of people from all backgrounds.

We are taking these actionable steps because words are not enough. We are making these commitments publicly because accountability and visible support are critical towards achieving real progress. Additionally, we will be using these actions to guide our OKRs to ensure we are meeting our efforts in a timely manner, and they remain visible to our entire company and board.

Black lives matter.

Now let’s get to work.

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership between Encamp and KMK together with SGHS+. KMK and SGHS+ are companies that provide expert regulatory GHS services and end-to-end Raw Material Document Management services, worldwide SDS authoring services and consulting services, product’ registrations and much more to manufacturers, blenders, and distributors of chemicals. They have served thousands of customers worldwide for more than 20 years. 

Encamp is the industry leading cloud-based software platform for EHS compliance professionals. Trusted by thousands of facilities across the United States, Encamp makes it unbelievably easy to manage EHS requirements, documents,  deadlines, and tasks – all in one, modern platform. By combining powerfully simple workflows with reporting automation, Encamp offers the only automated Tier II reporting platform, providing a unified hub to submit Tier II reports in all 50 States, with just a few clicks.

KMK Regulatory Services is a leader in the industry of SDS authoring supplying documents in full compliance with all local GHS specific enforced revision, providing the most up to date substance classification and data that you can rely on!  Our documents are provided final in the language of the country of destination at no extra charge and we make sure your labels are in compliance as well!

SGHS+ is your GHS broker, we find you the BEST solution and partners to fulfill your needs from the gathering and maintenance of your raw material SDSs as well as your need for substance registration with Health Canada, the needed Poison Venter Notification that is now becoming mandatory in Europe starting January 1st 2021, and many more!

The goal of this partnership is to provide new services to both of our potential and current customers. We are endorsing each other’s companies as the flagship products to managing your SDS’s with KMK, and managing your compliance reporting based on your chemical inventory with Encamp and while making sure your raw material’ document management is the best and most cost effective in the market!

To learn more about the partnership, click here.

Today, we’re announcing the first end-to-end compliance platform — a best-in-class EHS software system built for environmental professionals. But Encamp is more than just an environmental management system, or EMS. It’s end-to-end and 50-state-aware: a tool that helps you understand, manage, and comply with applicable regulations for all your facilities, in all 50 states.

We call it an “end-to-end” platform rather than an EMS, because it’s the connected command center for your entire compliance program, from requirement determination to report submission — unlike a traditional EMS that is hard to set up, even harder to use, and still leaves you copy-pasting your report information into state websites to comply with regulations.

Software in the EHS space is still in its early stages — in fact, most EHS teams don’t use any dedicated software specifically built for them. But we believe the future of EHS compliance programs will be built on end-to-end, 50-state-aware systems that are fundamentally concerned with the compliance applicability of every facility, and have the capability to automate final submissions for common compliance reports.

End-to-End and 50-State-Aware:
The Future of Environmental Compliance.

We believe that environmental teams should have an end-to-end platform for environmental compliance, unifying all their facilities across all 50 states.

That’s not how it works today.

Companies are being forced to use multiple systems like Excel, SharePoint, binders, and email to keep their environmental programs in compliance. Federal standards are often left to the states to administer. For the most part each state has their own reporting requirements, schedules, and systems.

None of these systems speak to one another.

In today’s world, companies are stuck overpaying consultants or overworking their internal teams. They struggle constantly to remain on top of ever-changing state and federal requirements.

Keeping up with compliance on an ongoing basis can feel like reinventing the wheel over and over again.

With those approaches, something is missing.

There should be a single end-to-end platform for facility environmental compliance. This platform would empower EHS teams to:

That’s exactly what we’re building at Encamp.

Here are a few neat features that make Encamp unique:

Site Specific Compliance Profiles

Encamp syncs directly with governmental compliance databases so you can build your compliance profiles in minutes. Type in your facility name and address, and we pull in your compliance information from available federal and state databases. Automatically.

Encamp is also the missing half of Excel. Easily import and export your facility data as Excel files to stay organized, effective, and efficient.

With Encamp, you can create a single source of truth for your compliance data, permits, and documentation — organized by facilities in a modern platform everyone can understand.

An Intelligent Compliance Calendar

At Encamp, we understand that your compliance program is only successful if you report on time, every time.

Encamp is built with an intelligent compliance calendar connecting all your facilities. When you add a facility to the platform, it pulls in your compliance information from available federal and state databases and compiles the data, allowing you to create a personalized compliance calendar for all your locations.

In a sentence, Encamp empowers you to understand the compliance reporting requirements for each of your facilities — so you can hit every deadline with less stress.

Integrated Forms and Documents

Encamp provides you a facility-centric location to store your compliance documents, so your hard work doesn’t get lost across shared folders. Encamp also provides up-to-date government forms, so you can access fillable state and federal EHS compliance forms in one place. Add any custom forms in seconds to make it your own.

When your compliance docs and forms are organized in one place, everyone is on the same page — with less headache and work.

End-to-End Compliance Reporting

We’re on a mission to phase out copy-paste reporting and record keeping – starting with Tier II hazardous material inventory reports.

With Encamp, you get a unified, easy-to-understand interface that contains every custom Tier II reporting field required by each state. It’s simple to keep your chemical inventories up-to-date. Encamp even automatically calculates the reporting thresholds for each chemical based on the state they are being reported in.

Encamp takes the manual, time-consuming task of submitting Tier II information and transforms it into an automated process in all 50 states. Encamp makes sure every agency who needs a report copy gets one, and that all the documents you need to keep for your internal records are automatically saved and organized.

Life’s too short to spend it copy-pasting data into governmental systems. Let software do the busy work and get back to doing what you’re great at.

We’re building the future of EHS software.
See it for yourself.

Schedule a demo here to see why businesses all across the country are upgrading to Encamp — the first End-to-End Environmental Compliance Platform that is simple to use and 50-State-Aware.

(INDIANAPOLIS – May 19, 2020) Encamp, an environmental, health, and safety (EHS) software platform, today announced it has raised $3.1  million in Series A funding, led by Allos Ventures and High Alpha Capital, with participation from IU Ventures. Funds will be used to expand the development of the Encamp platform. Along with their investment, David Kerr, managing director at Allos Ventures, and Mike Fitzgerald, partner at High Alpha, will join the Encamp board of directors.

Encamp makes it easy to manage your EHS documents, deadlines, permits and tasks, all in one, modern platform. The Compliance Cloud platform is an essential product in the Encamp EHS Suite, allowing users to get up-to-the-minute views of their entire compliance reporting schedule across the enterprise on a clean, visual calendar that is synced to federal and state EHS databases to ensure accuracy. Encamp plans to further develop its platform this year, which will deliver a more comprehensive look at applicable regulations and requirements for EHS reporting with companies of all sizes and industries.

“The funding and expertise that our partners at Allos Ventures, High Alpha, and IU Ventures have provided will allow us to better serve our customers, who desperately need a tool like ours to help ensure that they’re compliant with government standards,” said Luke Jacobs, CEO and co-founder of Encamp. “Encamp is on a mission to make EHS compliance fast, simple and accurate, and we know that our tool will help companies of all sizes achieve environmental goals.”

Encamp is quickly becoming an integral and innovative solution for EHS professionals. By streamlining environmental compliance reporting, companies can better understand, manage and comply with all requirements for business operations, while enhancing accuracy and efficiency.

“Encamp’s solution is well-timed to meet the needs of companies across the US faced with the increasing complexity of environmental regulations and compliance. We believe the market will see a significant shift towards automating and streamlining compliance,” says David Kerr, managing director at Allos Ventures. “Encamp is a powerful EHS solution and we are excited to collaborate with a passionate team of experts as they work to build a great company.”

“We’re excited to continue partnering with the Encamp team as they help large organizations drive efficiencies and digitize their manual compliance reporting,” says Mike Fitzgerald,  partner at High Alpha. “We believe Encamp is tackling a massive opportunity as their industry undergoes a digital transformation and moves offline data and processes to the cloud.”

Encamp launched in 2018 and is currently the largest third-party filer of EPCRA Tier II reporting in the country. They currently work with more than 170 customers including American Tower Corporation, Nutrien Ag Solutions and Asmark Institute, tracking more than 10,000 compliance dates and managing more than 2,500 facilities across the country.

Encamp was also recently named TechPoint Mira Awards 2019 Startup of the Year and the 2019 OH&S New Product of the Year.

To learn more about Encamp, visit https://encamp.com.

About Encamp:

Encamp is on a mission to create a world where good for business is good for the environment. Encamp is automating EHS compliance and risk-minimization for modern companies. The Encamp platform equips EHS teams to better understand their compliance responsibilities for all facilities, manage workflows and documentation in a powerfully simple interface, and meet all compliance requirements in one unified system. Currently, Encamp serves more than 2,500 facilities nationwide and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.  

About Allos Ventures:

Allos Ventures invests in early-stage technology companies based in the Midwest. Investments focus on B2B software companies at a Series A or B stage, augmenting the capital provided by seed and startup investors. In addition to the capital Allos provides, portfolio companies benefit from the extensive operating and business-building experience of the firm’s managing partners,who make themselves available as needed to support each portfolio company’s growth.

About High Alpha:

High Alpha is a leading venture studio focused on building next-generation B2B SaaS companies through a new model for entrepreneurship that unites company building and venture capital. The High Alpha team partners with entrepreneurs, investors and large corporations to conceive, launch and scale new software companies. For more information: highalpha.com or on Twitter at @highalpha.

About IU Ventures

IU Ventures is a Code Section 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to empowering Indiana University faculty, alumni, and friends to support and invest in IU-affiliated innovation. Through three programs — the IU Philanthropic Venture Fund, the IU Angel Network and The Quarry — IU Ventures works to provide opportunities for individuals affiliated with IU to network with fellow entrepreneurs; build innovative new businesses; and support growing enterprises through donations, investments, time and talents.

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