how.fm, a Cologne, Germany-based SaaS training platform enabling warehouse operators to onboard, upskill, and support their operators every day, raised $5.4m in seed funding.
The round was led by Join Capital, with previous investors Kindred Capital and Capnamic Ventures also participating. Other investors in the round include ex-Amazon UK CEO, Christopher North; CEO of Berlin-based logistics service, Forto, Michael Wax; as well as angel investments from Allegro CEO Francois Nuyts and business angel Andrej Henkler. As part of the fundraise, Join Capital Partner, Jan Borgstädt will also join the how.fm board.
The company will use the funding to recruit across the business, grow its commercial teams in Cologne and London, and further, expand into the manufacturing, retail and food industries.
Launched in 2019 by serial entrepreneurs Andreas Kwiatkowski and Farhoud Cheraghi, how.fm provides a SaaS based training software platform that covers pre-onboarding, orientation, health & safety, job-related skills and work instructions. Its solution generates company-specific sites, which enables businesses to ‘put training on autopilot’, while also increasing safety and quality in their operations.
Current clients include logistics professionals like Kühne + Nagel and Ingram Micro. Further, brand names such as Bloom & Wild, Fressnapf as well as many more across Europe use how.fm to generate policies and process training and train their workers in over 30 different languages.