Funding & Acquisitions Roundup: FrontDesk closes a $3.2M Seed funding round to help service providers manage their businesses via mobile device

By Editor September 6, 2013

By Brian Kovalesky, StartUp Beat Editor

Today’s early-stage startup funding and acquisitions news:

Front Desk, a startup that offers mobile device-focused business management tools for small service providers, has closed a $3.2 million Seed funding round. It was led by Second Avenue Partners. The company’s focus is on local businesses like yoga studios, personal trainers, doctors, dog walkers and landscapers. Its software gives business owners access to scheduling and attendance management, billing and secure payment processing, digital document management, payroll tracking and email marketing via mobile device. The small, local business sector has traditionally been a hard nut to crack, but after it launched in beta just this past March, Front Desk’s investors apparently found its approach convincing.

Vital Info.:


HQ: Seattle, Washington

Founders: Jon Zimmerman, Steve Brewer, Travis Isaacs

Year Founded: 2011

Seed Investors: Second Avenue Partners, Venture One Ventures, Expedia founder and Zillow co-founder Rich Barton, Zillow co-founder Lloyd Frink, Delafield Hambrecht Inc. Chairman J.D. Delafield

Innovation: Mobile device-focused business management tools for small, local service providers.

Total Funding: $3.2 million

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