Berlin-based Everphone, which offers a ‘phone-as-a-service’ product to equip mobile and remote workforces, has raised €34 million in Series B funding. This round was led by fellow Berlin firm signals Venture Capital, with other new investors including AlleyCorp, Telekom Innovation Pool (the investment arm of Deutsche Telekom), and the Dutch bank NIBC.
Founded in 2016 by former CHECK24 board member Jan Dzulko, everphone is a flexible and cost-efficient way for companies to equip their workforce with smartphones and tablets. The German startup sources, configures and deploys the rental devices and also organises repairs and returns. More than 400 customers, SMEs as well as large corporations such as Ernst & Young, use the service.
Marcus Polke, partner at signals Venture Capital, says the startup "addresses both the hardware and software elements of a rapidly growing number of communication channels, while integrating cybersecurity and data protection requirements. everphone thus provides companies with an integral component of the digital infrastructure on their way to Enterprise 4.0."
Commenting on the round, Dzulko said: “The additional funding will enable us to meet an increasing demand as we further expand our equipment pool and our services. The global pandemic has been a catalyst for growth in the field of digitization: We are currently experiencing a significant increase in demand at home and abroad, which is why we are aiming for European expansion with the funding.”
Photo: Founder Jan Dzulko