frontdesk12Front Desk, the Seattle startup that helps businesses manage scheduling and other administrative tasks, has raised an additional $1 million from some of the region’s top angel investors.

The Seattle company, led by former T-Mobile and Expedia analytics guru Jon Zimmerman, raised the cash from Second Avenue Partners, Version One Ventures, Zillow co-founders Rich Barton and Lloyd Frink, as well as Delafield Hambrecht Inc. chairman J.D. Delafield.

Launched in March, Front Desk builds mobile apps that help personal service business owners manage classes, billing and payment, digital document management, payroll tracking and email marketing. The apps are designed for anyone from gym managers to music instructors and cost $45 per month or more depending on your pricing plan.

Last summer, Zimmerman told us that he came up with the idea after encountering paperwork challenges at the Crossfit gym that he co-owns in Seattle’s Ballard neighborhood. Other members of the team include veterans of Expedia, Avvo and Trover — all companies affiliated with Barton.

Front Desk will use the fresh cash to increase product development and streamline operations. The company raised $1.2 million last summer and another $1 million in March from Barton, Nick Hanauer and Boris Wertz. Total funding now stands at $3.2 million.

Comments

  • Cameron Newland

    Great business model. I expect to see big things (and perhaps a $100M+ exit) from Front Desk.

  • Bill

    Very interesting concept. Many of their target markets are heavily franchise driven and franchisors are starting to offer similar services to their franchisees to justify their fees. I’ll be curious to see how this all works. Good luck to them.

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