Okappy has announced the launch of its second seed-funding round of £500,000 through the Angels Den platform.
Okappy is an innovative communications platform, which rethinks how companies manage their day-to-day work. It applies social networking technology to a real business need, the need to communicate and collaborate with employees and subcontractors across different sites and with different clients.
Okappy is targeting trades industries such as electrical, drainage and plumbing contractors but has already been approached by a diverse cross section of businesses including councils, manufacturing companies and even a fish farm in Scotland.
“No matter the industry, where companies have people working at different locations, current technology doesn’t support them. Okappy’s market network is the perfect solution to fit the gap,” says Richard Harris, founder and CEO.
The Okappy platform provides a number of features designed to improve communication for companies with employees and subcontractors working at different locations. Companies can connect to each other, send and receive jobs and share the status of those in real time as they are updated by the engineer out in the field.
The platform helps companies eradicate paperwork, reduce duplication and end disputes over invoices. With Okappy you can immediately see what was done for each job and raise an invoice as soon as the job is complete.
Whilst other job management software works within a company, Okappy’s market network means the benefits of improved communication are shared with your customers and subcontractors.
Gerry So, director of Okappy, comments on the launch: “For many companies, knowing what is happening with their jobs means chasing for paperwork, lots of phonecalls or emails.”
Okappy was launched in July 2015. In the last year alone, over 50,000 jobs have been created on the platform, over £7m of invoices have been raised and over 19,5000 connections have been made.
For further information visit: www.okappy.com