Lighthouse.io Raises $1.25M AUD ($945K USD) in Seed Round
Jan 31 2017
Lighthouse.io is a cloud-based workforce management solution that uses Bluetooth-enabled “beacons” and a mobile app to keep track of and manage large teams of employees across larger facilities, such as airports and shopping malls.
“Existing app-based solutions in the same space typically don’t take into account a staff member’s exact location when presenting or collecting information,” said Lighthouse.io cofounder, Ben Howden.
The system works by detecting when employees using the mobile app are within range of certain beacons, and then sending them relevant tasks lists, reminders, safety warnings, audits, or any other relevant information the manager needs to communicate.
The Lighthouse.io system has a lot of potential for streamlining the process of managing large facilities by eliminating the need for paper forms, allowing managers to collect data on incidents and staffing needs, and providing seamless communication across a team.
+ Lighthouse.io plans to hold a Series A funding round sometime this year after raising revenue in the U.S.
+ The range of the beacons is configurable and usually set anywhere from two meters to 30 meters, and GPS is available where beacons aren’t appropriate, such as large outdoor environments.
+ The lead investor this round was Tamarisc, an early-stage venture investment company that focuses on companies whose products relate to real estate and promote efficiency.