Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, today announces £13.5m in equity funding, to support the worldwide expansion plans for its employee experience platform. The round is led primarily by existing investor Draper Esprit, alongside long-term Perkbox angels.
Recently No. 25 in FT’s list of 1000 fastest growing European companies, Perkbox is a platform designed to provide a unique employee experience, enriching the personal and working life of employees. Launched in 2015, it is headquartered in London with offices in Sheffield, Paris and Sydney. It serves companies of all sizes, from SMEs to large businesses, making a real difference to their employee experience, retention and productivity.
This funding will help finance part of the company’s expansion operations in its recently launched markets, including Australia and France. Alongside this, it will also help scale the development and distribution of Perkbox’s new products – Perkbox Medical, Perkbox Insights and the platform’s card-linked PerksGO feature, which were all launched in Q4’2018.
Perkbox had raised a conservative £11m in equity funding so far, making it one of the most capital efficient SaaS businesses operating in Europe.
Saurav Chopra, Co-founder and CEO of Perkbox said, “We are excited to partner with existing and new investors that share our Perkbox mission of helping 100M employees live better by 2025. Having recently expanded overseas and launched a new range of products, this investment will help us scale our operations in the UK and internationally, aligning our goals and bringing us closer to our mission.”
Simon Cook, founder of Draper Esprit said, “Employee motivation and culture remain some of the most important issues for companies looking to attract the best talent. The need for employee experience is now understood and employers see that their most important assets are their people.
“Since we invested in the company in 2016, Saurav and the team have grown at an impressive rate, they have launched in three international markets, built three new products and hired over 250 people. They have consistently proven that they can help companies attract and retain the best talent, and we are excited to continue supporting them in this next phase of growth.”