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West End tech firm gets global support in $100m fundraising

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Brisbane’s burgeoning tech sector has come up with another significant victory after West End’s Skedulo raised $100 million, led by Softbank.

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The company, which has been involved in vaccine rollouts around the world, including in California, had earlier this year brought in the  firepower of Nagraj Kashyap and Priya Saiprasad from Softbank as directors.

Skedulo now has offices in the United States, Vietnam, and the United Kingdom and has worked with 120 companies as well as the Californian Government to service more than five million appointments globally.

Founded and led by Matt Fairhurst, Skedulo sees its role as supporting the 80 per cent of workers who do not work at a desk every day and the companies that employ them.

Fairhurst said the Series C funding was led by Softbank Vision Fund 2, and brought the total funding raised to $115 million. The Vision Fund is the world’s largest technology-focused venture capital fund with over $US100 billion in capital.

“The funds will be used to support Skedulo’s continued international growth, welcome more talented staff, and assist in our efforts to help developed and developing nations with scheduling use cases in the public sector including Covid testing and vaccine administration,” Fairhurst said.  

“Most importantly, it will allow us to double down on our work to champion the hugely underserved deskless workforce.”

He said more than 35 million appointment had been scheduled through Skedulo platform.

“This cements our progress in enabling more deskless workers around the world to focus on the important work they do; from mobile phlebotomists and solar technicians, to commercial cleaning professionals and vaccination administrators,” he said. 

Brisbane’s tech sector has posted other successes this year including funding for another garage start-up Go1 which has a valuation of $1 billion.

 

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