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19/03/2018
Counting On Success Episode 2: Peakon


Cofounders: Phil Chambers, Christian Holm, Kasper Hulthin and Dan Rogers
Date of creation: January 2015
Headquarters: Langebrogade 6F, 1411 Copenhagen K - Denmark
Employees: 85+
Sector: "People Analytics" / SaaS


Date of investment: 26/01/2016
Followed by: Guillaume Durao
Amount invested: €8m

 

Phil Chambers, CEO

Two years after graduating from the University of Manchester with a degree in Computer Engineering, Phil Chambers joined Gumtree as head of technology, then only a top 100 site in the UK and South Africa. The following year, he became a board member of Zoombu, a British search engine that won the Best Travel Startup 2009 before it was acquired by travel giant Skyscanner in 2011. Following on from this success, Phil worked as CTO for some of Europe's most successful start-up businesses, including Qype and Podio. In December 2013, he co-founded his first independent venture in the form of KOST ApS, a sustainable food delivery company based in Copenhagen. A year later, Phil teamed up with three friends and entrepreneurs to launch Peakon, currently one of the fastest growing SaaS start-ups in Europe. He is also an investor in Tonsser, Planday (Idinvest portfolio company) and RFRSH, three Copenhagen-based start-ups.

PRESENTATION OF PEAKON

Peakon is a real-time people analytics platform whose mission is to impact the world's productivity and happiness by using data to create meaningful understanding between employees and their companies. Peakon is a privately held company with offices in Copenhagen, London and Berlin. Since launching in early 2016, Peakon has been rapidly adopted by hundreds of enterprise clients, such as Capgemini, BMW and Maersk Oil. The company secured a $22m funding round in March 2018, which will be put towards expanding into the US, Germany and Asia-Pacific.


A WORD FROM GUILLAUME DURAO, INVESTMENT DIRECTOR AT IDINVEST

"While the business world has realised the problem of employee engagement, very few corporations have benefitted from people analytics. Peakon gives these capabilities to every business, turning complex data analysis into actionable insights for executives, managers and HR professionals. The fast-growing market, the team's rapid development of a unique product, and its successful adoption in an impressive number of businesses, meant that Idinvest Partners really wanted to be part of Peakon's future."




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