The experiences and growth from the early days of Beekeeper have taught us that taking smart risks and trying new things pays off. We are looking for bright, bold talent to build and sell the digital workplace of the future.
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Prior to founding Beekeeper, Cris worked for Accenture on high profile international projects in the field of IT Strategy for the financial and public sectors. Cris studied Chemical Engineering and got his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, both at ETH Zurich. Before moving to beautiful Zurich, Cris was born and raised in an entrepreneurial Swiss-Mexican family in Mexico City.

Cristian Grossman, CEO, Beekeeper


How It All Started

Beekeeper was founded in 2012 by Cristian Grossmann (PhD in Engineering) and Flavio Pfaffhauser (MSc in Computer Science), two friends with one big idea. They were both passionate about connecting people through technology, so they created Spocal, a student social network. Users found the platform so intuitive and engaging, they started using it for everyday communication. Companies started contacting them with requests to use the platform for their business to adapt it to their needs and improve business processes. They quickly realized just how many businesses struggled due to a lack of high-quality, engaging tools for internal communication and knew they could fill that need with intuitive mobile technology. Now, Beekeeper has a strong presence in Silicon Valley and Europe, with customers in more than 130 different countries.

Connect the Unconnected

We wanted to help geographically distributed workforces and non-desk employees feel as if they were sitting right next to each other and to keep everyone in the company aligned. Companies with a large number of non-desk employees have a hard time keeping them in the loop with the rest of the organization. Beekeeper bridges this gap by connecting operational systems and communication channels within one secure platform that is accessible by mobile and desktop devices. You can customize it, schedule automated messages, establish communication streams, create and distribute employee surveys, and so much more. There are endless opportunities for making operations more simple and efficient, all while keeping your teams more engaged and happy to come to work.


From a college social platform to a mobile communication app for the world’s non-desk workforce, we’ve never given up on our mission to help people stay connected. Watch our journey from 8 employees to 130 in this impact story from one of our investors, Hammer Team.



Leadership Team

The Beekeeper management team is comprised of digital industry experts and experienced SaaS leaders.

Board of Directors

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Before founding Beekeeper, Flavio worked as a Software Engineer for startups in Switzerland and India. He studied Computer Science at ETH Zurich and at the University of Washington in Seattle, specializing in cloud data storage systems. As the CTO at Beekeeper, he is excited to shape the digital workplace for 2 billion non-desk employees worldwide.

Flavio Pfaffhauser, CTO, Beekeeper




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