The world of work is changing rapidly, and flexibility is increasingly becoming a non-negotiable option for work. Taking this challenge head-on, Berlin-based deskless worker platform Lumiform has brought in €6.4 million to help businesses navigate deskless working and empowering teams to operate seamlessly.
The round was led by Capnamic and backed by 42CAP, EquityPitcher Ventures, Westtech Ventures, and Exxeta along with angel investors, including Christoph Gerber and Kai Hansen, founders of Lieferando, Christian Henschel, Paul Müller, founders of Adjust, Christophe Folschette, Thibaut Britz, founders of Talkwalker, and Stefan Tietze, founder of gebraucht.
The number of startups that are making the life of deskless workers easier has been on the rise and hence, Lumiform will face stiff competition in the market. Germany’s employee app Flip raised $30 million in Series A funding, Paris-based Snapshift logged in $45 million, London-based YOOBIC closed a $50 million funding round Sona brought in $6.8 million in the recent past.
Lumiform will use the fresh capital infusion to drive product development and expand its global marketing efforts. Already over 30,000 organisations across 188 different countries have submitted over 1.5 million forms by using Lumiform.
Founded in 2019 by brothers Philip Roelen-Blasberg and Lukas Roelen-Blasberg, the German startup has developed a mobile and desktop app to digitise and automate the workflows of deskless teams across all sectors and industries globally.
Lukas Blasberg, co-founder and co-CEO said: “Until now, most software solutions have been developed keeping in mind the desktop worker. And now, 80% of all employees worldwide are deskless workers. These analog processes are time-consuming and error-prone. With Lumiform, we are making it easy for deskless teams to switch to a digital solution that gives them real-time insights from the field to make efficient data-driven decisions.”
According to the company, users can create custom forms with a flexible form builder or kickstart digitisation efforts by using over 12,000 ready-made templates that are provided for free. Teams can then fill out the digital forms – online or offline – via the mobile app or desktop (whatever is most convenient at a given time).
Olaf Jacobi, managing partner at Capnamic said: “The largest contributor and backbone of the world economy is the deskless worker. Yet this group has remained largely untouched by the recent waves of digitalisation. Lumiform provides an easy-to-use, yet smart solution, that can be adopted in various industries and at companies of all sizes, digitalising mundane data capturing tasks like inspections and audits, making them trackable whilst providing a simple task distribution and management system.”