We are thrilled to announce that after a year of bootstrapping Deskfirst closed a strategic funding round led by top Israeli venture capital firm Spring Ventures (publicly traded: SPRG:TLV), led by tech entrepreneur and active investor Aviv Refuah. Other participants in the round include Journey Ventures, GoAhead Ventures, Veecy, and Fusion.
Deskfirst provides intuitive online collaboration spaces that look and feel like the familiar desktop environment, which are entirely web-based and customized for the business. With Deskfirst, businesses can easily create their branded web collaboration desktops to share with customers or colleagues, assuring that their collaborators, be tech-oriented or not, would be easily able to work with them online, while keeping them engaged with the business brand. Deskfirst's solution improves both business productivity and customer engagement.
Deskfirst was founded in 2021 by Omer Gold, who obtained a PhD in Computer Science from Tel Aviv University in 2020. The company has a live and running Beta product with a growing number of users from the US and Israel, available publicly at deskfirst.com.
Dr. Omer Gold, founder & CEO at Deskfirst said: “While online productivity tools are surging in recent years, most of them mainly focus on technical audiences. Deskfirst's goal is to minimize the gap between professionals and their customers or colleagues. Most businesses today do not enjoy the modern online productivity tools that their technical peers are enjoying for years. With the recent shift to remote work and modern web technology, this gap became even larger, where it is now clear that too many businesses are ‘out of the game’ and the potential market is enormous. My motivation with Deskfirst is to minimize this gap.
“A cross-industry surge in demand for various kinds of online productivity tools is inevitable.”
We are now in a revolutionary era of work culture, where more and more businesses from various industries are incorporating remote work, but current solutions do not fit many of them. A cross-industry surge in demand for various kinds of online productivity tools is inevitable.
“The partnership with Spring Ventures and Aviv Refuah was overwhelmingly natural.”
The partnership with Spring Ventures and Aviv Refuah was overwhelmingly natural. Beyond sharing a mutual vision and having a great connection, Aviv's vast experience as a tech entrepreneur and business leader is a real force multiplier. I see him more as a partner than an investor.“
Aviv Refuah, founder & CEO at Spring Ventures added: “We are big believers in the online collaboration fast-growing industry and identified Deskfirst as a potential market leader, based on its unique technology and vision. We decided to join forces with Omer and the Deskfirst team in their journey to penetrate this enormous market. With its promising and forward-thinking approach, Deskfirst will now be able to grow even faster, add additional collaboration features, and fulfill its vision to fully bring the online collaboration revolution to a mass-market level.”
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