Pingboard, an Austin, TX-based social company directory, closed a $1.25m seed venture funding and announced the launch into private beta.
The round was led by Silverton Partners, with participation from
– Pat Matthews, founder of Webmail.us;
– Pat Condon, founder of Rackspace;
– Joshua Baer, founder of OtherInbox and Capital Factory;
– Jason Cohen, founder of WP Engine;
– Jonathan Siegel, founder of RightScale;
– Rony Kahan, founder of Indeed.com; and
– Auren Hoffman, founder of RapLeaf.
In conjunction with the round, Silverton’s Kip McClanahan will join Pingboard’s board.
The company intends to use the funds to onboard new pilot customers, continue to build out and expand their platform, and further business development goals.
Founded in 2013 by Bill Boebel and Rob Eanes at Austin’s Capital Factory incubator, Pingboard provides office managers to simplify their operations processes. It offers a directory that houses employee information and an API for developers to automate processes around that information (phone numbers, emergency contacts, badge numbers, dietary restrictions, t-shirt sizes and favorite sports teams).
With Pingboard, information can be uploaded and updated, even by the employees themselves, and shared. In addition, a messaging functionality allows employees to ping each other or be pinged, for example when an office visitor arrives.
The platform extends and integrates into popular operations tools.