Meeting room booking platform Deskbookers today announced a 1.5 million euro seed investment from Berlin-based VC Point Nine Capital and two Dutch angels.
Flexible work and meeting spaces are not a luxury, but a must nowadays. Deskbookers allows businesses and freelancers to search and book thousands of work and meeting places. The startup, founded in 2013 by Frank Derks and Jeroen Arts, is active in The Netherlands, Germany and Belgium.
In addition to Point Nine Capital, Dutch angel investors Arthur Kosten, former CMO of Booking.com, and Marcel Beemsterboer, co-founder and former CEO of Emesa.nl, also contributed to the funding round.
“Deskbookers’ rapid growth and experienced team set it apart from its competitors and made the choice to invest an easy one. Without taking any previous capital, Deskbookers has already become by far the fastest-growing platform in Europe”, said Mathias Ockenfels of Point Nine Capital.
According to a release, the investment will be used to go international even further. Deskbookers plans to expand to five countries, (including the UK), extend their mobile offering, and add new features to its venue management system.
This year, Deskbookers took part in the Rockstart accelerator programme in Amsterdam.
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