Smartsheet scores cash, names Cobalt Group co-founder to board

Geoffrey Barker

Smartsheet, the Bellevue online collaboration service, has pulled in additional cash and named Geoffrey Barker to the board of directors.

The co-founder of the The Cobalt Group and executive at RPX made a personal investment as part of the most recent round, which an SEC filing pegs at $1 million.

“I’ve followed the company since shortly after it was founded, and have been consistently impressed with the team, as well as its superb execution against a very ambitious plan and vision,” said Barker in a press release. “Smartsheet’s solution now sits squarely in the intersection of cloud, mobility, and work collaboration, and I’m looking forward to helping the company further accelerate its impressive growth curve.”

Smartsheet says that over 20,000 organizations, including The Girl Scouts, HomeAway, ESPN, and The Cleveland Clinic, use the company’s cloud-based collaboration tools.

Other backers of the company, led by former Onyx Software executives Mark Mader and Brent Frei, include Madrona Venture Group. Total funding in the 34-person startup now stands at $8.2 million.