General Atlantic is leading a USD145 million (EUR122 million) financing round in Staffbase, a start-up provider of digital solutions for internal communications, to help the company grow internationally and strengthen its global leadership in the employee engagement space.

Existing investors Insight Partners and will also contribute to this round of financing, KIZOO and Capnamic Ventures remain invested. As part of the partnership, Achim Berg, Operating Partner at General Atlantic and President of Bitkom, Germany’s digital association, will join the advisory board of Staffbase.

Established in Chemnitz in 2014, Staffbase has become a high-growth, multi-award-winning provider of an internal communications suite, including an employee app, an internal email newsletter tool, and a state-of-the-art intranet platform – all of which are designed to enhance employee communications. Its products are used by over eight million people across more than 1,000 organisations. Staffbase’s customers include global enterprises and organisations such as Adidas, Audi, BHP, Deutsche Post DHL, Groupon, Hitachi, Ikea, Johns Hopkins University, McKesson, Paulaner, Suncor, Viessmann, and Volvo, among others.

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Source: Private Equity Wire