Seattle startup Zuper raised a $1.1 million seed round and hired a longtime Microsoft manager as its new CEO.
The 4-year-old company sells software to more than 100 clients such as IKEA India that use Zuper to help manage field workforces. It integrates with supply chain and point of sale systems, and facilitates communication between various stakeholders. The software also enables scheduling, routing, identity management, video conferencing, and chatbots. Some companies use Zuper to run COVID-19 screenings for employees.
Customers hail from industries including residential and commercial cleaning, HVAC, electrical, internet service providers, plumbing, and landscaping.
“Zuper reduces/eliminates manual mundane work and improves efficiency and productivity, enabling service businesses to optimize the entire workforce management process and offer the best customer experiences,” said CEO Anand Subbaraj.
Zuper just brought on Subbaraj to lead the company. He previously spent 13 years at Microsoft, most recently as head of product in the Azure Data Factory.
The company has 30 employees across Seattle and Chennai, India. Prime Venture Partners led the round, with participation from Gunderson Dettemer and Gemba Capital.