Hamburg-based software-as-a-service startup Plancraft receives 1.9 million euros in a seed financing round. In addition to High-Tech Gründerfonds and existing investors, the VC companies BitStone Capital, XDECK and realPACE are participating. Furthermore, there's a funding of 200,000 euros from the InnoFinTech program of IFB Innovationsstarter GmbH.
Plancraft was founded in 2019 by Alexander Noll, Richard Keil and Julian Wiedenhaus. The team size is now approaching 20 people. The startup received its first federal funding in 2020, and business angels joined in 2021. Plancraft's goal is to help around 500,000 craft businesses in Germany to digitize and simplify processes. Alexander Noll knows the problem from his father's carpentry business:
When a quotation takes several hours, the people in the businesses suffer from enormous stress and cannot concentrate on their craft.
Plancraft relieves the burden on craft businesses
Plancraft's software solution focuses its approach firstly on reducing the technical burden for the chronically overworked target group. By eliminating the need for initial installation or manual updates, new technological foundations are created in the businesses via the cloud. In addition, users can work on their preferred devices, whether tablet, laptop or smartphone. The freshly raised money will now be used primarily to push sales.
We all depend on craftsmanship, today and especially in a climate-friendly future. With the help of the new capital, our team can now provide the thousands of small businesses with a modern tool.
CEO Julian Wiedenhaus
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