Breezeworks, a San Francisco, CA-based management app for independent service professionals, raised $5m in funding.
The round was led by Evan Williams’ recently formed Obvious Ventures, with participation from Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com, James Murdoch of 21st Century Fox, Jeff Skoll, David Sacks of Yammer/Microsoft, Max Levchin, and Peter Thiel.
Founded by Mathew Cowan (Intel, CNET, iVillage, Geocities) and Adam Block (IDG, Harmonic Communications), Breezeworks allows independent service professionals to run their business entirely from their smartphone. It connects on-site service providers and customers with its smartphone business manager apps, and schedule appointments, manage jobs, collect payments, eliminate no shows, navigate traffic, capture repeat business, follow up with customers and connect with suppliers.
The company, which today announced the new 2.0 release of its mobile app, is also backed by Allen & Company, Charles River Ventures, Harmony Partners and XSeed Capital.
The Breezeworks Smartphone Business Manager is available for download at www.breezeworks.com and from the Apple iOS App Store. Breezeworks for Android will be available in December from the Google Play Store.