AI-Powered Modern Intranet Software Company Simpplr Secures $10 Million

By Dan Anderson ● August 15, 2020
  • Simpplr — the leading provider of modern intranet software — announced that it has raised $10 million in series B funding

Simpplr — the leading provider of modern intranet software — announced that it has raised $10 million in series B funding. This brings the total amount raised to nearly $30 million. This funding round was led by Norwest Venture Partners with participation from Salesforce Ventures. Both are previous investors in the company.

With this funding round, Simpplr will accelerate product innovation, fuel go-to-market expansion, and extend its partner ecosystem. And since COVID-19 forced companies to engage with and manage employees remotely, businesses have put a renewed focus on intranets.

Companies of all sizes realized they need a modern intranet solution to help remote employees stay updated with critical top-down communications that can get lost in email and other channels and find critical documents, knowledge, and experts to maintain productivity at home, and stay socially connected to coworkers.

Last year, Simpplr grew annual recurring revenue (ARR) by 130%, serving more than 200 happy customers. And most recently, the company launched the industry’s first auto-governance engine, built on AI technology to ensure that intranet content is up-to-date, relevant, and useful.

Simpplr also introduced significant enhancements to its Adaptive Personalization, which tailors the user’s experience based on role, location, tenure, department, topical interests, and previous searches so that only relevant content is served.

KEY QUOTES:

“Right now companies are realizing that they need to create a definitive source of truth for internal communication. Employees are spread out across geographies, physically isolated from coworkers and in need of connection. We are reinventing the intranet, creating a virtual headquarters, company newsroom and online watercooler that employees love. Simpplr is purpose-built to empower employees to collaborate across departments and stay connected to the broader organization. This has helped drive customer adoption that is five times the industry average and deliver 97% customer retention.”

— Dhiraj Sharma, Founder and CEO of Simpplr

“Simpplr has reimagined what an intranet should look like in 2020 and beyond, one built on AI with an amazing user experience that empowers employees to collaborate and stay connected. Their approach to revolutionizing the intranet will deliver significant business value to employers by engaging employees in ways that boost productivity and improve communications, especially in the work from home environment. We are proud to be a part of Simpplr’s journey.”

— Promod Haque, Senior Managing Partner at Norwest Venture Partners and Simpplr board member

“Simpplr has taken the traditional intranet and created a modern, easy to use solution that allows businesses to free up IT resources and keep their employees updated in real time. The company offers dozens of no-code integrations with best-in-class cloud products like Salesforce and will help push the industry forward towards a better employee experience. We’re excited to continue working with the Simpplr team as they enter the next phase of growth.”

— Matt Garratt, Managing Partner at Salesforce Ventures