LumApps, the” social intranet” for the enterprise, has closed $24 million in Series B fund. The round is led by previous backer IdInvest, and will be used to scale LumApps’ world auctions and market and accelerate concoction development.
Founded in Paris in 2012 — and now likewise with positions in London, Tokyo, San Francisco and New York — LumApps has developed a social web-styled intranet for enterprises to let company employees better connect and collaborate.
The solution integrates with both G Suite, Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft SharePoint, and is accessible via mobile. Overall, it is designed to serve as a central centre for personalized content, social communications, work tools and enterprise applications.
” We propelled LumApps Social Intranet solution in 2015, after our historic customer Veolia asked us to create a platform based on their needs ,” LumApps founder and CEO Sebastien Ricard tells me.” We immediately recognise there was a massive demand for modern intranets from all companies, to alter internal communications and government employees know-how .”
That’s because, he says, communication within an enterprise is challenging, spread across disparate tools such as email, live chat and social networks — answers that would normally disconnected and siloed. This is especially true in large-scale organizations, where attaining information materials and contacting the right people can be very difficult.
” Our dreaming was to enable access to useful information in one click, from one arrange and for everyone. Just that simple-minded. We wanted to build … a solution that connected[ an] intranet and social network, with the latest new technologies. A place that users will adoration .”
At its core, Ricard says LumApps moves farther than just solving common business challenges, including promoting a collaborative workplace where employees are more engaged and most productive.” Every large company is building their digital workplace, and it’s critical that they have a central intranet that rooms all work communications, information, memo, applications, etc. from the corporate squad but likewise from peers .”
That mission appears to be working, evidenced by today’s Series B funding and a patron cornerstone that encompasses enterprises small-scale and huge. Firms applying LumApps include Veolia, Valeo, Air Liquide, Colgate-Palmolive, The Economist, Schibsted, EA and Logitech. The intranet software has on-boarded more than 4 million consumers globally.
Adds Ricard:” As a French inventor, it has always been a dream to build such a global success ,” says Ricard.” We encountered highs and lows, especially in 2016 when we started in the U.S. and lived our first year of disappointments. Why? All we had was our make and we didn’t yet understand the culture and busines specifics. It took is now time to hire American flair to organization everything and build a solid basi … Now we have a team of 150-plus parties worldwide with a special focus on the U.S .”