Donesafe, a cloud based safety management system that makes it easy for businesses of all sizes to meet their health & safety obligations, today announced that it has raised a $1.2 million investment round to fuel its US expansion.
The round was backed by a number of local angel investors who were impressed with Donesafe’s traction in Australia with customers like McDonald’s, Suncorp, Audi and NAB and excited about the opportunity replicating similar success in the US. Donesafe co-founders Matthew Browne and Matthew Knee explain that the company plans to use the new capital to bolster its local team and build out a dedicated team in the US.
“There’s no denying the reality here, with only a few exceptions, Health & Safety has long been neglected from a technology front. Donesafe have now built a solution that is at least a decade ahead of many of our competitors,” Browne said. “While Donesafe is a robust and adaptable platform, we’re also looking to make the solution accessible to all businesses — not only the large enterprises who traditionally are the only ones able to afford custom configurations and complex integrations to suit their unique process and people needs.”
Additionally, Donesafe has now executed its plans to introduce a dedicated sales team based in California, USA. Matthew Knee explains the decision to expand into the US, “We decided to explore the US as an option almost 18 months ago, and we quickly learnt US companies have just the same frustrations with clunky expensive safety software. The additional capital has enabled us to get over the initial hurdle of establishing our operations and winning our first flagship customer, The State of California.”
Funding in Donesafe comes at an interesting time, as Health & Safety is now being recognised as an important element of all businesses and is edging away from being considered a ‘cost center’. Employee safety, wellness and mental health now has a direct correlation with productivity and quality of work. “The ROI of having a single solution to manage employee wellbeing and safety is starting to be understood in the market.” Browne said. “Cost savings, cost avoidance, culture improvements and productivity to name a few of the many benefits.”
Browne also notes that he believes his company’s success is driven by customers who are looking for a user-friendly safety solution that can be operated at all levels of the company, as well as the convergence of a disjointed ‘tech stack’ (multiple paper based and computer based solutions, patched together). “There are a plethora of safety ‘point solutions’ on the market, and what Donesafe does very elegantly is tie everything together, whilst automating manual processes and providing managers with incredible insight to their health and safety operations.”
Donesafe continues its rapid growth across Australia as it establishes itself as the ‘People’s Safety Software’ for businesses of all sizes. By adding extra capital to fuel growth, it’s obvious the company is looking to expand its geographical footprint and move even further away from its competitors as a technology benchmark. Co-founder Knee tells me the software company has already seen success, with it’s new US based sales team already closing the State of California, and in discussions with several household name companies in the US. It is an impressive start to its US aspirations.
The rapid early stage growth in the US, coupled with a track history of partnering with tier one organisations in Australia puts Donesafe in an enviable position for future capital raising with plans to kick-off a larger round in the new year.
Donesafe investment and recent wins has led to:
Donesafe, “The People’s Safety Software”, is an end-to-end workplace health, safety and compliance management solution.
Why are we so unique? View the welcome video by Matt Browne, co-founder Donesafe:
And as always, keep safe out there.
By Donesafe at Donesafe.com
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