We’re a very mission-driven company here at Beekeeper. We believe in the potential of every single employee. Our ultimate goal to connect the unconnected (the 80% of the workforce composed of non-desk workers) is our guiding light behind everything we do.
That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that Beekeeper has closed our Series Bee funding round raising a total of $45 million to invest in this mission. This latest round of financing gets us that much closer to our vision of connecting the world’s two billion non-desk workers through groundbreaking yet simple mobile technology.
Seizing the Global Market
Beekeeper has gained substantial traction in the global market as the favorite operational communication platform for frontline employees. The Series B funding round will help us continue to provide frontline workers around the world with a powerful operational tool to make their daily work lives easier and more meaningful.
“Beekeeper has really helped our internal communication in that we are able to easily engage with every member of the team, which email fails to do. Not only is it important for day-to-day operational communication, but it is also a fabulous tool with which to celebrate everything including individual birthdays, work anniversaries, guest feedback, and personal successes. I can honestly say that the team is much closer and far more engaged as a result of introducing Beekeeper to the business and there is no doubt that this has helped to improve our retention and satisfaction scores.
– David Connell, General Manager, Exclusive Hotels & Venues
This round will also allow us to continue to expand our team, both throughout Europe and the U.S., as we continue to develop our operational features and expand our already robust marketplace offerings.
Going forward, both our enterprise customers and frontline workers can expect to see Beekeeper continue to refine and perfect the internal communication platform they already know and love, as well as release new, innovative functionalities to complement our existing suite of operational features.
Fulfilling the Beekeeper Promise
One of the reasons why this funding round was so important is because we weren’t just looking for money; we were seeking strong, highly engaged partners who shared our vision and our values.
That’s why we’re so excited to announce that our two lead investors for this round are solid partners who each align with the Beekeeper vision in different, but equally important ways. After talking with many potential investors, we’re very excited to bring aboard two new partners who believe in the Beekeeper mission just as much as we do.
See the story behind the Beekeeper mission.
The round was co-led by Thayer Ventures and Swisscanto Invest, with participation from other investors including Atomico, Alpana Ventures, Edenred Capital Partners, Fyrfly, Hammer Team, High Sage Ventures, investiere, Keen Venture Partners, Samsung NEXT, Swiss Post, and Swisscom.
A Powerful Plan for Global Growth
We believe that this global team of investors will provide Beekeeper with the strategic support necessary to help us transition into this next key growth stage as we continue to expand our global customer base and ultimately connect the world’s two billion non-desk workers.
The entire team here at Beekeeper would like to thank all our investors for their continued belief in our vision and values. We also appreciate our incredible customers and partners who have played a crucial role in reaching this milestone.
With our tight-knit community of customer advocates and our comprehensive network of partners, we’re excited to see what the future holds for our company. We look forward to further developing Beekeeper’s operational capabilities such as Shift Schedules and Documents.
This new momentum will carry us as Beekeeper continues to become the leading operational communication platform for frontline workers.