Front Desk, a Seattle, WA-based provider of integrated business management and payment processing for personal services businesses and franchises, secured $4m in Series A financing.
The round, which brought the total capital raised to date to $7.2m, was led by FLOODGATE with participation from existing investors Second Avenue Partners, Version One Ventures, Rich Barton, founder of Expedia and co-founder of Zillow, and others. In conjunction with the funding, Mike Maples of FLOODGATE and Boris Wertz of Version One Ventures joined Front Desk’s Board of Directors.
The company intends to use the funds to accelerate product development and international rollout, expand marketing efforts and hire new people.
Led by Jon Zimmerman, co-founder and CEO, Front Desk provides a mobile-first business management platform for small- to mid-sized businesses and franchises such as yoga studios, CrossFit gyms, tour operators, music schools, tutoring centers, etc. The company’s solution features client management, scheduling, recurring billing, email marketing, digital documents, and secure payment processing.
It is used by approximately 1,000 businesses in more than 20 countries, including more than 150 Fit4Mom franchisees.
06/09/2013: Front Desk Raises $3.2M in Seed Financing