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.

Timeline

September 2019

Beekeeper raises a $45,000,000 series C round from Samsung NEXT, FYRFLY Venture Partners, Thayer Ventures, Edenred Capital Partners, investiere, Swiss Post, Swisscom, HighSage Ventures, Atomico, Alpana Ventures, Hammer Team, Swisscanto Invest and Keen Venture Partners.

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People

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Role
LinkedIn

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

Board member

Samuel Bühlmann

Employee

Shruti Kulkarni

Employee

Susannah Magers

Employee

Thorben Bochenek

Employee

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News

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Beekeeper
September 16, 2019
www.prnewswire.com:443
SAN FRANCISCO and ZURICH, Sept. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Beekeeper, creator of the first operational communications platform for non-desk workforces, announced...

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