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Beekeeper (company)

Beekeeper (company)

An information technology company offering an operational communications platform.

Beekeeper is an information technology company offering an operational communications platform that is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland and was founded in 2012 by Andreas Slotosch, Christian Grossman, Daniel Sztutwojner, and Flavio Pfaffhauser.

Funding

Venture

On April 15, 2016 Beekeeper completed a venture capital round with $5 million in funding from Fyrfly Venture Partners (lead investor), b-to-v Partners, Polytech Ecosystem Ventures, and several angel investors which included Ariel Luedi and Niklas Ostberg. 

Series A

On March 14, 2017 Beekeeper completed their series A funding round with $8 million in funding from Keen Venture Partners (lead investor), Fyrfly Venture Partners, Polytech Ecosystem Ventures and b-to-v Partners. The company plans on using the funding for funding "fund aggressive U.S. and EMEA market expansion". 



On September 14, 2018 Beekeeper announced expanding their series A funding round with $13 million in funding from Atomico (lead investor), Keen Venture Partners (lead investor), Samsung Next, Edenred Capital Partners, and Swiss Post. 

Series B

On September 16, 2019 Beekeeper completed their series B funding round with $45 million in funding from hayer Ventures (lead investor), Swisscanto Invest by Zürcher Kantonalbank (lead investor), Atomico, Alpana Ventures, Edenred Capital Partners, Fyrfly, Hammer Team, Investiere, HighSage Ventures, Keen Venture Partners, Samsung NEXT, Swiss Post, and Swisscom. The co-founder and CEO of Beekeeper, Dr. Christian Grossman, made the following comments regarding the companies series B funding round:

Given the pace of workplace digitization and the unique demands of frontline workers, businesses have struggled to find a mobile-first platform built specifically to meet the complexities of a non-desk workforce. Consumer apps are not the answer, and knowledge-worker apps such as those offered by Slack and Microsoft don't cover the needs of frontline workers. Beekeeper provides a purpose-built one-stop platform to help organizations streamline business processes and collaboration with their frontline employees across shifts, locations, and languages. We are grateful to Thayer Ventures, Swisscanto Invest and our other investors for fuelling Beekeeper's continued exponential growth – to benefit operational efficiencies, employees, and companies across the globe.



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People

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Alex Fries

Investor



Alexander Jung-Loddenkemper

Employee



Andreas Hürlimann

Investor



Austin Sandmeyer

Employee



Brandon Vasquez

Employee



Carlo Eugster

Employee



Cathy Scanlon

Employee



Corey Lewis

Employee



Corey McCarthy

Employee



Cris Grossmann

Founder



Dani Matharu

Employee



David Nydegger

Employee



David Pires

Employee



Emilie Vetter

Employee



Flavio Pfaffhauser

Founder



Jessica Schmidt

Employee



Kira Leahey

Employee



Manuel Escrig

Employee



Mark Presto

Employee



Philipp Stauffer

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Samuel Bühlmann

Employee



Shruti Kulkarni

Employee



Susannah Magers

Employee



Thorben Bochenek

Employee



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