Mobile communications provider Inkling announced a $25 million Series E round, bringing its total funding to date to $95 million. Sapphire Ventures led the round with participation from current investors Sequoia Capital and Tenaya Capital. The San Francisco-based company will use the new funding to expand its product and sales efforts globally. Nino Marakovic, CEO and Managing Director of Sapphire Ventures, joins Inkling’s Board of Directors.
Inkling lets enterprises communicate with deskless workers and enables measurement of employee engagement and compliance. Real-time updates ensure that field employees are always looking at the most up-to-date information. Built-in analytics allow employers to correlate usage data with critical performance metrics like customer satisfaction, revenue and brand consistency.
Over the past year, Inkling has grown its customer base to include top 10 firms in the retail, restaurant, insurance, pharmaceutical, energy, and manufacturing industries. As a recent example, McDonald’s rolled out Inkling to roughly 15,000 restaurants.
“Mobile devices are finally poised to change the work lives of tens of millions of deskless employees, so the opportunity is massive” said Matt MacInnis, CEO of Inkling in a statement. “We are excited to scale our business alongside Nino and the entire Sapphire Ventures team, a team that has deep enterprise software experience, a differentiated business development platform, and a track record of working with growth-stage companies.”