Having trouble focusing at work? The Antwerp-based startup Spencer is a digital workplace assistant that combines several workplace tools into one to improve your engagement and productivity on the job.
Founded in 2016, Spencer combines information and actions from scattered tools and applications, into facilitated employee-centric journeys. Compare it to CEOs, who often have a management assistant to make sure they don’t have to worry about their schedule, sees that no paperwork is overlooked, and who knows the ins and outs of the workplace. That’s the role Spencer is designed to play for each employee.
The startup just raised €2.5 million, which it will use to accelerate its growth. Since the launch of its digital workplace assistant, Spencer has gone through a growth spurt, teaming up with Microsoft and gaining the trust of large companies like Proximus, DEME, Delhaize, Q8 and Port of Antwerp.
Spencer now supports over 60,000 employees worldwide. The team has also doubled in size in the past six months, and plans to grow to 30 team members by next summer.
Dieter Nieuwdorp, Senior Vice-President Strategy & Corporate Development bij Telenet, said: “Spencer’s concept is a perfect fit for our own philosophy: making people’s, or in this case employees’, daily lives easier with simple digital solutions. Other large players also prioritise this, which is why Spencer has been able to sign on several important companies. Within Telenet, we’re implementing Spencer next month. We’re happy to keep supporting the company in its continued growth, because we believe in the innovation Spencer can realise.”