German start-up bNear has raised 'just over' €1 million in funding for its virtual office solution which fully integrates with Microsoft Teams. The solution was developed to bring a virtual workspace to remote teams for collaboration, hangouts and a general 'in the office' vibe.
Founded in March 2022 by Sascha Theismann, Malte Hendricks, Martin Long and Fritz Fried in Cologne to help beat the 'office blues' of those missing the office atmosphere while working remotely. The SaaS solution gives companies the opportunity to connect their hybrid and remote staff as it creates spaces for collaboration, spontaneous interactions and in-formal exchanges.
"For many people, working from home has become indispensable. We are pleased that even after the Corona period, both investors and large companies continue to believe in home office and remote work models, and want to expand and improve them together with us," says Hendricks.
"bNear is the new home for remote and hybrid teams," says Benjamin Visser, CEO of allygatr. "As a Microsoft Teams app, bNear is integrated into the Microsoft365 ecosystem and is fully operational within minutes, even for large enterprises. That's why organisations love bNear, and it's already showing. Shortly after the launch, the team was able to directly convince several major customers from various industries such as real estate, tele-communications and retail."