A mobile-based enterprise communication platform Noticeboard has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from former Myntra CTO Shamik Sharma and TaxiForSure founder Aprameya Radhakrishna, reports The Economic Times.
Noticeboard is founded by Myntra‘s former executives from Myntra, Vishal Gahlaut (CEO), Vishesh Dahinwal and Sarath Chandran. Speaking to MediaNama, Gahlaut told that Sharma will join the company as mentor.
He also said that Radhakrishna and Sharma both will help the startup to strengthen its technology, product, design top-level management, and expand to global markets.
” While we are running pilots in Singapore and Nigeria, we are actively looking to expand in US by early next year,” told Gahlaut.
The Bangalore-based startup had raised its first funding round of $1.2 million led by Stellaris Venture Partners and others in July this year. As part of the transaction, Alok Goyal, Partner at Stellaris Venture joined the company’s board.
According to the company’s estimations, there are over 2 billion workers in the organized sector in the world who don’t have an email address. As a result, updates, feedback and other items of notice take time to trickle down to the ground staff leading to information gaps, poor training and a feeling of disengagement for the employee. At the same time, insights from the ground do not flow back from the staff to line managers and beyond.
To solve this problem, offers a mobile app to ground teams, which helps in a real-time flow of feedback, updates, share photos and files, create polls, quizzes, polls, events, and other items of notice. Managers can onboard their team members in two steps onto the app through their email IDs or mobile phone numbers. The platform can on board 50-50,000 team member, and can also be used offline. The mobile app works on a freemium model, which means that an enterprise can start a team communication for free, but will need to upgrade to paid plans to unlock the full suite of features.
The company largely competes with biggies such as Facebook, Slack, Yammer, Avamoo, Flock, Microsoft amongst others.
- Kaizala: In July, Microsoft launched Kaizala, an enterprise messaging app which has been optimized for 2G networks and for users in remote locations along with offline support features.
- Jugnoo’s SaaS apps for businesses: Chandigarh-headquartered Jugnoo recently entered business services and communication segment with its suite of SasS apps.
- Workplace by Facebook: The social media giant also has an enterprise based social media and chat service ‘Facebook at Work which was launched in October last year.
- Workplace chat app: Facebook also has a messenger app called Workplace Chat on Android which allows co-workers to message each other individually, participate in group chats, share photos and videos, make voice calls, and even use stickers.
Note: The story has been updated, as we confirmed the news and spoke about the future plans with the company.