Skimbl.com, an online product that allows retail venues to audit their service quality, today announced that it had secured a firm commitment of S$75K (US60$K) towards the seed funding round it hopes to raise following JFDI.Asia’s demo day next week.
The investment pledge was made by Pascal Ballot, a Shanghai-based business angel. Ballot is also head of marketing at one of Skimbl’s first customers, Three on the Bund, a leading lifestyle destination blending gastronomy, culture, fashion, and retail.
Louis Chaffard, Co-founder and CEO of Skimbl, said: “Clients have been really supportive in helping us bring more value to our service. It’s fantastic to have Pascal back up his support with a personal investment and ongoing advice as we shape our platform.”
Skimbl is already generating significant recurring revenue and the cash it is looking to raise next will help it grow through the next 18 months.
Co-founder Chaffard went on to say: “A deeper understanding of customer experience is what allows a business to improve the way it serves its clientele. Our platform gives restaurant groups the insights they need to make guests happier.”
Hugh Mason, Co-founder and CEO of JFDI.Asia, said: “We’re delighted by this news. It’s always encouraging when our startups receive investor interest ahead of demo day. The fact that Skimbl’s client is backing it is great validation that this is a service that the market really wants. Louis and his team have shown real commitment to understanding customer demand over the last 100 days and that’s consistently emerging as the key to achieving traction and investment for all our startups.”
Since launching in January 2013, Skimbl has secured an increasing number of restaurant groups. Furthermore, their number of users has increased by 800% within the past 30 days.