In the 1990s, the concept of knowledge management emerged, emphasizing the idea that valuable corporate knowledge resides within employees who possess insights into various systems. The challenge, however, was efficiently recording and updating this knowledge. Addressing this issue, San Francisco-based startup Scribe has developed an automated solution for capturing and documenting internal processes.

The company has experienced remarkable success, with a staggering 400% increase in revenue last year, attracting significant investor interest. Scribe recently announced a $25 million Series B funding round, a substantial amount in today’s funding landscape.

CEO and co-founder Jennifer Smith explained the company’s straightforward approach. While some organizations attempt to maintain a knowledge repository through methods like Wikis or Zoom meetings, Scribe aims to simplify the process further. Users can record a task, stop recording, and instantly generate a document containing written instructions, including steps and screenshots automatically derived from the recording.

The goal is to democratize expertise that traditionally resided in individuals’ minds and was isolated within silos. Scribe’s automatic approach integrates knowledge seamlessly into the workflow, making it easily shareable with those who need to perform the task.

These instructions can be embedded into applications, and complex processes can be broken down into more manageable segments, keeping the instructions within the context of the workflow to eliminate the need for context-switching, according to Smith.

While the company predates the rise of generative AI, it has actively explored incorporating such technology into its product. Smith emphasized the focus on scaling expertise, leveraging the power of generative AI tools to enhance their offerings.

Scribe boasts a presence in 97% of Fortune 500 companies and is currently cash flow positive. Despite having unspent funds from its $22 million Series A, the company successfully raised additional capital, a notable achievement in a time when many startups face challenges in securing investments.

With plans to scale the company, doubling its current employee count to around 100 in the next year, Smith is committed to preserving the company’s cultural identity amid growth. The recent funding round, led by Redpoint Ventures and including participation from New York Life Ventures and existing investors, brings the total raised by Scribe to $55 million. Notably, even industries with process-heavy operations, such as insurance, are investing in the startup.