Churchdesk, Danish cloud-based management platform for churches, continues growing. In their recent blog post, the startup summed up some exciting events that were taking place in the company over the past couple of month. Among the achievements of the past year are a large investment, opening of a new office and expansion of the team.
The investment during 2015 of € 2 million (1.5 million pounds) came from Mangrove Partners, who have extensive experience in building successful international IT companies such as Skype. This investment brings the ability to take Churchdesk’s core product to the next level. For example, during 2015 Churchdesk has introduced an improvement to their service by adding church database tool called “People”. The database if fully customisable and offers the opportunity to segment the congregation for more targeted communication with the church.
The funding also makes it possible for Churchdesk to hire in strong, experienced staff, much needed in relation with the company’s constant expanssion. Since its launch in 2013 Churchdesk has already established presence in Germany, and in 2015 followed an opening of a new office in London.
“Our customer numbers continue to grow in the UK and our new office will give us more resources to cater to this rapidly expanding market. We currently enjoy close co-operation with over 1000 churches and our solution is helping to optimize and modernize the work of our members,” shared in the blog.
To manage the new location as well as strengthen the positions in the current market, Churchdesk has also extended its team. Three new country managers Elliot Robinson, previously of Zendesk, Yann-Frédéric Meyer-Ciolek, previously of Yelp, and Daniel Massot, previously of HP, Dell and Arrow, will work with the UK, German and Nordic markets respectively.
As for the start of 2016, the company already has some interesting updates lined up that are to be revieled in Q1 and Q2.
Update: The investment was during 2015, and is not new, but something we had not highlighted before.