Actiondesk is a software company creating software for improving the workflows of non-technical teams through spreadsheet automation. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was founded in 2019 by Jonathan Parisot. The company officially launched on February 18, 2019.
The company was founded by Jonathan Parisot after incubating Actiondesk at NEOMA Business School. Parisot claims his inspiration for starting the company came from his professional experiences in Kenya.
I was a country director for Jumia, an e-commerce company operating in Africa, the first unicorn company on the continent. During my time there, I noticed several problems. First, in any company, a lot of time is wasted on manually extracting and processing data using Excel. Next, the data is extremely siloed: some is in the database, some in CRM, and so on. To address this issue, most of the tools available on the market are designed for large companies. They are very expensive and difficult to set up. This is where Actiondesk comes in, by offering a solution that is readily accessible and easy-to-use for non-technical teams. Anybody who is familiar with Excel will be able to use Actiondesk
The spreadsheet automation software offered by Actiondesk is capable of importing and manipulating imported data through spreadsheets, and can also trigger actions to occur and schedule workflows.
On October 1, 2018 Actiondesk completed their seed round with an undisclosed amount of funding from Speedinvest (lead investor) and Leonis Investissement.
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