Back Technologies, a Berlin, Germany-based employee service platform, raised a seed funding round of $3.3m.
The round was led by La Famiglia, with participation from Gradient Ventures, Google’s AI-focused venture fund and angel investors such as Microsoft’s former Head of Corporate Strategy, Charles Songhurst, Orange’s former Board Member, Matthias Hilpert, Eventbrite’s founder, Renaud Visage, and the founders of Tourlane and Personio as well as existing investor Point Nine Capital and Seedcamp.
The company intends to use the funds to grow its market presence in the United States and expand across Europe, and hire new talent for engineering, marketing and sales roles.
Created by serial entrepreneurs Christian Eggert and James Lafa, Back Technologies provides a cloud-based platform is built for use across a company’s business operations teams to handle employee service and digital workflows as well as approvals. A concierge bot for employees on Slack automatically answers questions based on previous answers or related knowledge documents. Alternatively, it will route the request to the appropriate team, and keep the employee updated on its progress. The platform offers integrations with knowledge management systems like Confluence and core HR systems like BambooHR and Personio to find related information for any request. Current customers fast-growing tech companies in Europe, such as Choco, Marley Spoon, Personio, and Statista.