Gridle, a cloud based visual collaboration tool used to boost work efficiency, has announced it securing $100,000 in seed funding round led by Jyotsna Bapat from IIIT Bangalore through the platform LetsVenture along with participation of strategic angels Gaurav Zutshi, Rohit Jamwal, Rohit Kilam and Sanjay Tekale.
The startup Gridle brings together all the channels of communication like task management, file sharing, instant messaging, audio/video conferencing and team management in a solo platform. The founders Yash Shah, Anupama Panchal and Abhishek Doshi came up with the product when they realized that they spent more time juggling between collaboration tools like Skype, Dropbox, email, Trello etc, rather than actually doing any work. The product targets companies with upto 500 employees and has helped improve team productivity to around 11% to 13%.
About the product, Shah said, ” One of the major differentiating factors is that we are not selling features of task management or team management. We are selling the convenience — the convenience of having your colleagues, content and context on just one platform and the ability to make faster decisions at work, based on actionable insights.”
Availability of all the needed tools at one place promotes seamless communication among people and department that makes team work fruitful and enjoyable. With the fresh funds, the company plans to expand sales and operations and improve its technological infrastructure. It also plans to grow its team with hiring new people.
“I have invested in the team and the market opportunity Gridle solves. The collaboration problem within geographically distributed teams is huge, especially for time-starved people,” said investor Gaurav Zutshi, an associate at McLaren Global Partners.