From Press Release Today: SaaS innovator’s $39M Series B combines with previously unannounced $11M Series A to scale on explosive growth. MaintainX frees industrial and front-line workers from clipboards and spreadsheets with digital tools that streamline safety and maintenance workflows for equipment and facilities.
Here: An interview between Brad Anderson, Editor in Chief of ReadWrite and Chris Turlica CEO of MaintainX.
Tell me about your company (unique content) that nobody knows.
The entire team uses MaintainX to manage and run our entire company. We don’t use any other communications tools internally. This allows us to catch bugs because our team is “Customer Zero” for every new feature release.
Tell me about the founders?
MaintainX was founded in 2018 by Chris Turlica, Hugo Dozois-Caouette, Mathieu Marengère-Gosselin and Nick Haase. Fueled by a mutual desire to build a product that would help everyday people, we felt most connected to challenges faced by frontline workers in our own families. We recognized an opportunity to solve their most obvious pain point – eliminating clipboards and paper workflows.
Tell me about the people that funded your company?
Byron Deeter of Bessemer Ventures led the round and is joining the MaintainX board. New investors also include Vulcan Capital and the CEO and Head of Strategy at UiPath. All of our major former investors participated: Amity Ventures, August Capital, and Ridge Ventures.
Byron Deeter brings a wealth of experience through his prior investments in Procore and ServiceTitan. Additionally, he provides deep knowledge on bottoms-up product-led growth SaaS through his investments in Twilio, Intercom, Hashicorp, and Canva.
What will you do with the money?
With the capital, MaintainX will be in the best position to meet ongoing demand. We are accelerating our product roadmap, focusing on partnerships throughout the ecosystem, and growing our go-to-market and customer success functions. We are also hiring across our engineering, product, sales, and marketing teams.
What is your long-term vision of the company?
We are building a 360-degree work execution environment for frontline teams. Current market solutions focus on only one silo of data, such as maintenance, safety, or operations. MaintainX brings all this data together in one place while also making it real-time, collaborative, and actionable.
The business insights from our product enable unprecedented levels of efficiency from the ground floor to C-Suite. We believe MaintainX will be the platform of record for all equipment and facility-oriented work execution and the open-source system of record for operational workflows worldwide.