deskbird, a Swiss startup, a popular workplace management platform, has scored up $5 million in pre-Series A funding. The new round brings the total funding raised by the company to $6.5 million, making it the most-funded European workplace management SaaS startup.
Growth and expansion plans
Investors Fortyone and Rivus Capital (that invested in MYNE) as well as existing investor session.vc led the round. The capital will turbocharge deskbird’s growth across European markets. Also, it will allow the startup to expand its product offering to meet additional needs of their enterprise and mid-market customers. deskbird plans to at least double their team to over 100 people until the end of next year.
“We are excited to have our existing investor session.vc further backing us in the current round and new, experienced investors Fortyone and Rivus Capital joining our journey. With the additional capital, we will not only boost our growth to become Europe’s category-leading workplace solution, but also expand our platform around the workplace needs of our target customers,” said Ivan Cossu, co-founder and CEO of deskbird.
“Thanks to this financing round, we will further push user engagement, functionality and integrations in existing workflows. As we are growing to over 100 people in the near future, one big challenge will be to find the very best talent in line with our culture,” said Jonas Hess, co-founder and CPO of deskbird.
“At session.vc, we have rarely seen a B2B SaaS company generating this much market traction in just one year, which is why we are thrilled to continue our support of the team,” said Philippe Bubb, Founding Partner of session.vc.
“Team, timing and traction are right. We are looking forward to joining the journey and are convinced that, in addition to the financial capital provided, our know-how will contribute to deskbird’s rapid growth and the achievement of its ambitious targets,” added Marcel Walker, CEO at Fortyone.
“In addition to deskbird’s strong growth and the excellent team that Ivan and Jonas have built, we were particularly convinced by the strong product and the broader vision for an investment,” stated Simon Math, Partner at Rivus Capital.
Powers workspaces of tomorrow
Founded by Ivan Cossu and Jonas Hess in 2020, Deskbird powers the workplaces of tomorrow. It is a people-centric workplace management app for hybrid companies.
deskbird lets employees see who is in the office, schedule their office and work-from-home days, and book desks in 2 clicks only. With a fast and intuitive user experience, a quick and reliable onboarding process, deskbird is the first workplace management system to be built around users, not buildings.
It offers full integrations with MS Teams, GDPR compliance and numerous data protection configuration possibilities. Workplace managers can have a birds-eye view of statistics such as office occupancy and consumption at their fingertips, helping them to create a flexible workplace experience employees love.
With its workplace app, deskbird already helps to manage over 500 offices across 20 countries, from customers such as Schaeffler, Heineken, KFC, Knauf, Volksbank, and more.