deskbird lands $5 million to spread its wings across Europe

Joining the increasingly competitive field of helping companies manage their hybrid workforce, Switzerland's deskbird raises $5 million in a "Pre-Series A" round.
deskbird lands $5 million to spread its wings across Europe

St. Gallen-based deskbird has raised $5 million in a new funding round. Joining the likes of Seatti, GoBright, Witco, and Mapiq, deskbird is in the hybrid workplace management game. The round is aimed at supporting the company’s pan-European expansion efforts, as well as meeting the expectations of its mid-market and enterprise customers. Since 2020, deskbird has raised $6.5 million, a figure it likes to tout as making it, “the best-funded European SaaS startup for workplace management.”

Much like their competitors, deskbird is reacting to the reality that we now live in. No longer the jewel in the crown to the freelancer, the pandemic forced everyone to see just what this ‘working from home’ thing was all about. And now, employees have seen the benefits, and the detriments, and are sold on the concept. In so much, 90% of employers are implementing some form of hybrid working model.

deskbird is one of the startups helping both these companies and employees stay on the same page. The company points to its integrations with just about every team tool you can think of, MS Teams, Outlook, Google Calendar, Slack, and the list goes on, as a key selling point, and one that’s been vital to user adoption.

“We are grateful for the exceptionally close collaboration with our clients, which allowed us to build a B2B product that is loved by both employees and managers,” commented deskbird CPO Jonas Hess.

According to the startup, they’ve managed to rope down $2 million in total contract volume in just 12 months since launch, doubling growth consistently month on month, with their service in use at over 500 offices across 20 countries, from customers including Schaeffler, Heineken, KFC, Knauf, and Volksbank.

“We have rarely seen a B2B SaaS company generating this much market traction in just one year, which is why we are thrilled to continue our support of the team,” said’s Philippe Bubb.

deskbird’s pre-Series A (can we stop with this nomenclature nonsense already?) was provided by Fortyone and Rivus Capital as well as existing investor

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