Protonn, a business-in-a-box platform for professionals, pronounces a seed fundraise totaling $9 million. The spherical is led by Matrix Partners India alongside with different enterprise traders together with 021 Capital and Tanglin Venture Partners. Angel traders collaborating within the spherical embrace Binny Bansal (co-founder, Flipkart), Kalyan Krishnamurthy (CEO, Flipkart), Neeraj Arora (ex-WhatsApp), Sujeet Kumar (co-founder, Udaan), and Kunal Shah (founder, Cred).
The firm’s fundraising announcement comes at a time when Protonn has launched its product to its first customers within the U.S., after months of product growth and beta testing. With Protonn, unbiased professionals can develop their companies by creating highly effective, skilled movies in minutes that they will share on social networks and with enterprise prospects. Independent professionals can now obtain the iOS app at https://www.protonn.com/ or from the Apple App Store. The firm will even be launching an Android app and the net variations within the coming months.
Protonn was co-founded by Anil Goteti and Mausam Bhatt, each of whom have a monitor document of scaling massive tech firms. Goteti held a number of management positions at Flipkart, the $38B Indian e-commerce big that was acquired by Walmart in 2018, most just lately serving because the senior vice chairman of promoting and adverts. Bhatt most just lately served as head of product administration for Google Commerce (Buy on Google), chief product officer of RetailMeNot, and held quite a lot of management positions at Flipkart. They shaped Protonn in November of 2020 and can use the seed funding for brand new hires, launching the product to market, and continued product growth.
“Independent professionals energy the financial engine of the world,” mentioned Anil Goteti, co-founder of Protonn. “In the United States alone, almost 60 million unbiased professionals generate greater than $1.2 trillion in annual earnings—that’s 36 p.c of the overall U.S. workforce. ‘Proto’ in Greek means ‘first’, and Protonn’s objective is to place the wants of these tens of millions of pros first to assist them thrive.”
“Video expertise in skilled settings hasn’t saved tempo with advances on the buyer entrance pioneered by apps like Snapchat and TikTok,” mentioned Mausam Bhatt, co-founder of Protonn. “Protonn is main that change by offering professionals with a simple strategy to market themselves utilizing video and handle their enterprise.”
With Protonn, unbiased professionals can launch their companies on-line in lower than 5 minutes. Protonn combines a set of instruments into an easy-to-use, mobile-first platform. Product options embrace:
Video Marketing: Protonn’s magic mode permits customers to combine paperwork (E.g. PDF, PowerPoint and so forth.) to create a wealthy video narrative in minutes and submit to social media or share with prospects to draw new shoppers.
Hassle-Free Scheduling: Clients can e book an expert’s time with a click on of a button.
Billing and Payments: Easy and safe fee choices for shoppers.
Live, Interactive Sessions: Ability to conduct video classes that embrace visible capabilities with out the necessity to obtain further software program.
Video CRM: Send personalised video messages to shoppers to maintain them engaged with your corporation.
Single Dashboard Business Management: View all monetary efficiency and analytics in a single place.
“Protonn’s video-first and mobile-first method mixed with a superior product expertise will redefine how professionals develop their enterprise and interact with their prospects in a post-Covid world,” mentioned Vikram Vaidyanathan, managing director, Matrix Partners India. ”The rise of the unbiased skilled calls for brand new options, and Protonn is poised to satisfy the market demand. With their deep experience in constructing scaled merchandise, Anil and Mausam carry collectively a distinctive set of capabilities, and we’re privileged to companion on this journey with them.”