€4m for Userlane, the Navigation System for Software
- Training employees on new technologies is one of the key challenges in the era of digital transformation. Userlane allows companies to implement new software without any formal training
- Capnamic Ventures invests in a pioneering navigation system for software
- Userlane plans to accelerate expansion and finance further product development
Munich — March 21, 2018: Userlane is a software company that offers a navigation system for software that allows users to understand and operate any application without formal training. The Munich-based tech company raised €4m to finance its expansion and to further develop its product.
The series A investment round is led by Capnamic Ventures.
Seeding investors High Tech Gründerfonds , main incubator, and FTR Ventures also participate in the new financing round.
“We believe that Userlane’s team, together with its technology, and customers all point to a great opportunity to create a successful company,” says Olaf Jacobi, Managing Partner with Capnamic Ventures. “Userlane addresses an extremely large and untapped market. We’re thrilled about working with the people at Userlane.”
Large corporations such as Allianz, Deutsche Telekom, and LBS, together with public institutions like the City of Munich already adopted Userlane to train their employees on software.
Software companies such as Celonis or Shore integrated Userlane within their own product to onboard and guide their users. Userlane tackles a growing global market with a volume of $10bn.
“Digitization hinges on people. Technology needs to pave the way to disruption instead of becoming a hurdle. Our mission is to completely close the knowledge gap between humans and machines, so that everyone can effectively operate any software without any training,” emphasizes Hartmut Hahn, co-founder and CEO of Userlane.
Userlane is a Munich-based SaaS company founded by Felix Eichler, Kajetan Uhlig and Hartmut Hahn whose mission is to close the knowledge gap between humans and machines by allowing anybody to use any software application without training. The ability to operate software proficiently needs to go from being an acquired skill to becoming implicit know-how for everybody.
Userlane provides a navigation system for software, allowing users to immediately and fully operate any software application without prior knowledge. Userlane’s interactive guides steer people through processes in software applications and provide step-by-step on-screen assistance by showing users how to accomplish tasks in real time.
Kajetan Arno Uhlig
Phone: +49 176 821 609 89
About Capnamic Ventures
Capnamic Ventures is one of Europe’s leading early-stage Venture Capital firms, with offices in Berlin and Cologne. The VC invests most of its funds in tech startups in the German-speaking region. Capnamic also joins forces with international co-investors. All portfolio companies are supported through Capnamic’s global network of investors and industry partners. The vast expertise of the Capnamic team includes more than 70 investments, a high turnover of successful trade sales and IPOs, as well as a strong entrepreneurial track record within the investment team. The general partners are Christian Siegele, Jörg Binnenbrücker and Olaf Jacobi.
Phone: +49 170 648 38 76