Beekeeper, the mobile-first communications platform for blue-collar and service workers, raises $5M
I like the idea. I know a customer who distributed phones to all their workers, also the field workers without desks to be able to reach them. Often, they didn’t have email addresses. So, they used phone calls and texting to reach them. I guess, apps like Beekeeper can make the written and instant communication even more powerful!
Beekeeper, the Switzerland and U.S.-based startup that provides a mobile-first communications platform for employers that need a better way to communicate with blue-collar and service-oriented workers, has beefed up its coffers with $5 million in new funding.
The round is being led by Fyrfly Venture Partners, with additional investment by b-to-v Partners, Polytech Ecosystem Ventures. Several angel investors also participated including Ariel Luedi, and Niklas Ostberg (the co-founder and CEO of online take-out ordering behemoth Delivery Hero).
Founded back in 2012, Beekeeper has its roots in a mobile social network called Spocal, which targeted students in Switzerland. But when its founders began to think about monetising the service they hit on the idea of taking that mobile communications know-how and creating a product to help employers better communicate with workers in the service industry and traditional blue-collar workers — or basically any type of worker who is…
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