Enterprise 2.0 News

22.11.2022
Cobee, the Spain’s startup which has built a platform and an app to make organizing and accessing benefits a little easier, a payment card (physical or virtual), and an integration with payroll, has raised €40 million. But as a rough guide, there have been a number of other startups looking to rethink how to package up and deliver benefits. Swile out of France raised money from SoftBank last year at a $1 billion valuation; Forma out of the U.S. raised $40 million earlier this year; Chicago’s HealthJoy raised $60 million last month; Perkbox is making waves in the U.K.; Sodexo is coming at benefits from a position as a giant in hospitality; and Brazil has two benefits startups, Caju and Flash, going head to head with each other
22.11.2022
Leta, a Kenyan B2B supply chain and logistics SaaS provider, a $3 million pre-seed funding. Leta was launched last year to optimize fleet management, is looking for growth opportunities in West Africa, even as it scales operations in its existing five markets. Leta’s proprietary route and load optimization technology is designed to boost efficiency in the delivery of goods to customers, and reduces the number of vehicles needed for distribution, leading to cost savings and increased competitiveness. It also makes it possible to track the driver, the specific goods carried, the loading of the truck to know if space use is maximized, the time spent during the journey, and distance traveled.
15.11.2022
Payload, which develops a headless open source content management system (CMS), has raised a $4.7 million seed round. Unlike most CMS tools, Payload puts its emphasis on developers. The team behind the platform argues that typical app frameworks give developers the tools to create their backends but not the CMS-style user interfaces they would need to manage apps and their content. Like most open source startups, the company plans to launch a managed service, Payload Cloud, to power its monetization strategy and function as a hub for deploying Payload apps.
15.11.2022
MadKudu, that develops customer data platform, has raised $18 million Series A. MadKudu is focused on lead scoring that helps salespeople understand which leads are valuable and which would be a waste of time to chase. The developers claim that by analyzing the product usage data of its customers to find patterns in their users’ activity, MadKudu now has the “largest PLG data set in the world.” Startup's customer list includes Dropbox, Cloudera, Amplitude, Plain, Unity and Miro.
14.11.2022
Unicorn Flexport is revolutionizing the world of logistics, serving as a freight forwarder with software that enables customers to manage their shipments. But there are still thousands of smaller freight forwarders, many running on outdated ERP software or spreadsheets. A startup called GoFreight, that has raised $23 million in Series A, wants to help them compete by providing the “Shopify of freight forwarding,” with backend software that makes their operations run more smoothly, and a frontend that lets them set up a storefront and provide quotes in a few minutes.
09.11.2022
Beekeeper, a platform for businesses to engage with frontline workers, has raised $50 million in a Series C round of funding. Beekeeper targets the estimated 80% of the global “deskless” workforce who don’t work from a fixed office-based location, spanning hospitality, retail, manufacturing, logistics, healthcare, among other industries. Beekeeper’s platform constitutes tools to support messaging, surveys, video and voice chats, FAQ chatbots, workflow automation (e.g. for onboarding new hires), shift scheduling, documents, forms, and more. On top of that, Beekeeper also packs analytics to serve managers with metrics around engagement.
07.11.2022
EdgeDB, the startup looking to modernize databases for cutting-edge apps, today announced that it raised $15 million, that will be used to launch the previously announced hosted version of EdgeDB’s database solution. EdgeDB’s product is fundamentally a relational database, or a collection of data items with predefined relationships between them. But Selivanov makes the case that EdgeDB “reinvents pretty much every concept” about relational databases, introducing its own high-level data model, a query language called EdgeQL, a low-latency network protocol and a set of tools to handle day-to-day operations like installing the database and making backups.
07.11.2022
WorkTorch, previously known as QuickHire, has announced $2.2 million seed round. Launched last April, the company says it has a roster of more than 40,000 service industry applicants actively looking for a job, with at least 1,000 interviews a month scheduled via the platform. As part of its rebrand, users will now have access to a career development portal where they can track professional growth, as well as connect with others who have similar interests. At the same time, employers will now be able to access new retention tools to look at national and regional data trends, as well as receive feedback from their employees on their current working experiences.

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