Warsaw-based Packhelp allows companies to design and order their own custom-branded packaging. Through its online marketplace and intuitive web app, anyone can design and order their own packaging in just a few clicks.
The startup has just raised €8.8 million in one of the largest Series A rounds in the CEE region. White Star Capital led the investment, along with the participation of existing investors.
Packhelp was founded in 2015 and has since grown from a group of six founders into a team of over 60. The company has been strengthening its positioning across Europe, now serving over 10,000 customers in over 30 countries. With a significant presence in Germany, France, and the United Kingdom, Packhelp has increased its sales four-fold in the last year.
Packhelp fills the needs of not just independent sellers and marketing teams who need as few as 30 pieces of custom-branded packaging, but also the needs of medium and large e-commerce businesses. An increasing number of Packhelp’s customers are household names that are loved and adored worldwide: H&M, Uber, Google, BMW, Wrangler, EA and L’Oreal.
The fresh capital will allow Packhelp to continue to expand across Europe’s largest markets, positioning itself as the best go-to place for any business looking for customised packaging. The financing round will also help the company to launch new products and to strengthen and establish more cooperation with partners and suppliers.
“Packhelp’s founders have managed to find a unique business model,” said Nicholas Stocks, General Partner at White Star Capital. “They’ve used cutting-edge technologies to make personalised packaging accessible for everyone, rather than just medium and big business. It’s the technology, unique sales process, superior customer service and constant expansion of their range that helps them conquer new markets. Packhelp is on track to become one of the major players on the global packaging market.”
“We’re proving how important the unboxing experience is for not just the e-commerce industry, but for anything that’s sold in packaging,” said Wojtek Sadowski, Packhelp CEO & co-founder. “We work with thousands of brands from all over Europe, and for them, we aren’t just a supplier of their boxes, but rather their partner who’s partially responsible for the way their product is presented to their consumer. Their support will help us to further strengthen our position in European markets and expand our product range with new, fully biodegradable products. Packhelp is whole-heartedly committed to environmental protection and we want to support our customers as they strive to reduce their business’s environmental footprint.”
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