Edmonton’s Jobber, founded four years ago as a business management software platform, raised an $8 million Series A round of funding, led by OMERS Ventures with an assist from existing investors Version One Ventures and Point Nine Capital.
The investment represents OMERS Ventures first investment in an Alberta company.
“We are really excited about the impact that Jobber is having on our customers’ businesses, and the potential to help transform the home and mobile service market,” said Jobber CEO and Founder Sam Pillar. “We have already made significant progress in bringing business technology to these industries, and we’re just getting started. OMERS Ventures is an incredibly strong and strategic partner as we enter into the next phase of development, and provides the capital needed to build next generation mobile experiences for field workers.”
Helping businesses who still rely on paper-based systems to update their company operations, Jobber helps businesses get organized through the use of mobile apps, scheduling tools, online invoicing, and customer management tools.
Pillar, writing in a blog post, speaks of his feeling of pride at having founded a company in 2011 that now services 3.5 million homeowners and businesses from Vancouver to Toronto, San Francisco to New York, and Johannesburg to Melbourne, with invoices totaling over $1 billion.
“Jobber has developed an impressive workflow management solution to solve critical challenges faced by many businesses today – challenges that often result in significant productivity and revenue loss,” said OMERS Ventures Managing Director Jim Orlando. “We believe Jobber’s platform has the ability to add tremendous value and opportunity for companies in the home and mobile service market. This is also our first investment in the Venture space in the province of Alberta, and we are thrilled to grow our portfolio geographically, in an area ripe with talented and innovative technology companies.”
The investment will help Jobber continue to commercialize its product offering and continue to enhance its mobile applications.