Founded in 2013 by CEO Kyle Slager, Raken is a reporting, compliance and project visibility SaaS application for the construction industry. Raken web and mobile apps are built to provide never before seen project visibility and save time spent performing reporting and compliance activities associated with construction projects. Even though both the mobile and web platforms are designed to provide identical functionality, they are built with different audiences in mind. Mobile apps are targeted toward superintendents and job foremen, whereas web apps provide overall project visibility to project managers and project engineers. As such, each platform is uniquely positioned to provide maximum value to the intended user achieving ideal compromise between speed and value.
“We partnered with three of the top seed investors in the country within the business-to-business and mobile space,” said Dr. Sergey Sundukovskiy, CTO/CPO and co-founder of Raken. “The investment will help Raken accelerate product development to meet rapid customer growth.”
Raken currently has more than 2,500 clients in 13 countries and is now adding over a hundred new customers every month.
"Kyle and Sergey make a formidable team,” said John Greathouse, managing director of Rincon Venture Partners. “Their combination of domain expertise and technological excellence frankly made my investment in Raken blindingly obvious. I look forward to the coming years, as the company builds upon its intuitive, mobile construction platform and dominates the construction software market.”
Raken has found a strong product market fit with extremely high customer satisfaction, evidenced by almost non-existent churn. This infusion of seed capital will help Raken continue to support its growing customer base and further product development. With a release of sub-collaborator workflow, Raken has achieved viral peer-to-peer distribution and expects to capture "early-majority" in 2017.
"Spider Capital backs outstanding product visionary founders, and we are thrilled to partner with Kyle and Sergey,” said Michael Neril, founder and managing partner of Spider Capital. “We believe Raken’s mobile, cloud-based platform is poised to transform how construction and project management gets done, replacing pen and paper with a set of tools built for the mobile workforce."
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