Staffbase, the mobile-first employee communication and ‘experience’ platform, raises $23M Series C

TechCrunch | 7/9/2019 | Staff
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Staffbase, a mobile-first platform that enables employees to communicate, access work-related services and stay updated with company information, has raised $23 million in Series C funding.

The investment is led by Insight Partners, with participation from existing investors e.ventures, Capnamic Ventures, and Kizoo Technology Capital. It brings total raised by Staffbase to $35 million since it was founded in 2014.

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Founded in Chemnitz, Germany, and now with more than 200 employees across 7 locations, including a HQ in New York, Staffbase is an app and platform designed to wean employees off email for a range of communication, information and internal company processes. It initially targeted distributed and mobile workforces but has since broadened out to include desktop support, too.

“Successful companies today understand that their most valuable resource is their employees’ time and motivation,” says Staffbase co-founder and CEO Dr. Martin Böhringer. “Despite this, the experience provided to them when interacting with company news, searching for information in an intranet, or using HR services is often frustrating and disjointed. The experience tends to be even worse for workers without access to company computers or corporate email addresses, which makes up about 70% of the workforce today”.

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To remedy this, Böhringer says Staffbase is technology that’s about “putting people first at work”. The platform creates one place for employees to go for access to everything they need to get their jobs done and also find further help when they need it.

“For us, people-first also means communications-first; we believe communications is the heart of employee experience,” he says. “Our solution is first and foremost an employee communication platform, because it’s not fun to work at a place where you don’t know what’s going on”. The platform also integrates with HR platforms and Office 365.

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“We’re also big believers in equal access to positive experiences,” adds Böhringer. “Our...
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