Selections #19 – Beekeeper, CybSafe, Process Street, Userlane

Beekeeper – Workplace communication made simple

Swiss-based, 2011 founded, $76.0m raised, 200-250 employees, working with Domino’s, Hilton, Globus

What do they do?

Companies with a large number of non-desk employees have a hard time keeping them in the loop with the rest of the organisation. Beekeeper’s communications app enables companies to reach every employee and deliver critical updates across departments, locations, and languages with one, easy-to-use mobile platform. With the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, their website claims to get companies live and engaging their home workforce in as little as 48 hours.

Their activation rate is 6x higher than the industry average, and customers have seen their employee retention increase by up to 32%. There’s also a strong focus on security – HIPAA compliant, Beekeeper use best-in-class 256-bit TLS encryption, advanced firewall protection, and have ISO 27001 certified data centres.

What’s the good stuff?

They were ranked 59th in the 2018 SaaS 1000 list, which highlights the top growing SaaS companies based on a proprietary algorithm that includes hiring trends, growth indicators and the number of employees. Backed by investors including Edenred, Atomico and Samsung NEXT, they raised a $45m Series C in Q3 2019.

CybSafe – Next generation security awareness software

UK-based, 2015 founded, $6.0m raised, 25-50 employees, working with Credit Suisse, NHS, John Lewis

What do they do?

CybSafe are laser-focused on the human aspect of cyber security – awareness, behaviour and culture. With isolation measures in place, most employees are working from home. Although this might be a nice change of scene, it also means we aren’t protected by offices that have been designed to keep employees and corporate data safe and secure. Now, more than ever, is a key time for companies to measure and improve their employees’ security behaviours and attitudes.

CybSafe’s next generation security awareness software does exactly this. Their intelligent platform delivers extensive analytics and insights through powerful data and reporting metrics enabling security professionals to better measure and report on the impact of their security awareness, behaviour and culture programmes.

What’s the good stuff?

They were recently named a leader in The Forrester Wave for Security Awareness and Training Solutions. 12 companies were evaluated on 23 criteria, with CybSafe being listed as one of the 4 leaders based on their score in both “Current Offering” and “Strategy” categories.

Process Street – Simple process and workflow management

US-based, 2014 founded, $13.4m raised, 25-50 employees, working with Accenture, Colliers International, GAP

What do they do?

Now that people are working away from their colleagues, it’s harder to keep track of repetitive tasks and projects. What companies need is a scalable process tracking tool – Process Street. Their software enables businesses and their employees to build and track their processes using super-powered checklists.

Some companies have been using checklists for decades to minimise mistakes and save money, and Process Street brings this capability to any business. With advanced permissions, reporting and automation, their application lets teams create simple recurring checklists, collaborate around them and track as they’re completed, with over 1000 apps that can be integrated into the workflows.

What’s the good stuff?

They raised a $12m Series A round in Q1 of this year, led by Accel with participation from Atlassian and Salesforce Ventures. Amidst the current virus situation, they have released a series of templated workflows to help healthcare workers set up workflows with ease.

Userlane – Helping people understand any software instantly

Germany-based, 2015 founded, €4.0m raised, 25-50 employees, working with Allianz, Commerzbank, Daimler

What do they do?

Enterprise software like Salesforce and SAP can be hard enough for employees to understand and use as is, let alone when they are working from home. If you pop onto YouTube, you’ll quickly realise tutorials are long, dense, and often make the situation worse. Userlane’s intuitive, interactive tutorials help employees and customers to understand and operate any software application without any formal training.

Userlane enables anybody to use any software from the get-go. Their guidance layer accelerates software adoption and utilisation by steering users, in real time, step-by-step through any digital process. To date, Userlane has trained over 8 million people – helping companies boost adoption to up to 100%, speed up new software rollouts and eliminate conventional training costs.

What’s the good stuff?

They were selected by Microsoft as one of ten European companies they believe provide disruptive technologies and AI solutions that help enterprises tackle complex digital challenges. They’re backed by leading early-stage DACH investors Capnamic (LeanIX, Staffbase), raising a €4m Series A back in early 2018.

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