Front Desk, a Seattle-based startup that helps businesses manage scheduling, payments, and other administrative tasks, has raised an additional $4 million.
The company’s extended Series A round will bring total funding past $11 million for the two-year-old startup led by former T-Mobile and Expedia analytics guru Jon Zimmerman.
Existing investors like Floodgate, Version One Ventures, Second Avenue Partners, and Rich Barton participated in the round. In addition, Demandforce co-founders Sam Osman and Rick Berry also invested. Demandforce, founded in 2003 and acquired by Intuit in 2012, is similar to Front Desk as it helps small businesses with automated marketing and communications tools. Osman is joining the Front Desk board as a result of his investment.
“We’re fortunate to have Sam and Rick coming on as investors given their deep, relevant experience building software for personal services businesses,” Zimmerman said. “Sam brings a tremendous amount of experience delivering software solutions to help personal businesses thrive, and he’s an incredible asset to have on our board.”
Front Desk is growing quickly since debuting two years ago, attracting an array of customers — from yoga studios to music schools — in more than 40 countries. The startup employs 35 in its Capitol Hill office and will use part of the new funding to bring on more talent.
Front Desk was recently named one of our Seattle 10 companies, a group of groundbreaking startups attempting to change the world that we featured on GeekWire in November. Each company re-produced their business ideas on the massive giant six-foot by six-foot cocktail napkins that debuted at the GeekWire Gala earlier this month.
You can check out Front Desk’s design below (click to enlarge), in addition to videos that show how the napkin came to be.