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Okappy today announces the launch of its second seed-funding round of £500,000 through the Angels Den platform.
Okappy is an innovative communications platform, which re-thinks 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,” says Richard Harris, Founder and CEO. “Okappy’s market network is the perfect solution to fit the gap.”
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, commented on the launch. “Companies are crying out for a solution to better manage their day-to-day work. The launch of our funding round will help us cement our position as the leading job management market network and bring our solution to more and more businesses”
Okappy was launched in July 2015. In the last year along, over 50,000 jobs have been created on the platform, over £7 million of invoices have been raised and over 19,5000 connections have been made.
More information can be found on the Okappy website www.okappy.com/invest.
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