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.
Join Capital led the round, with previous investors Kindred Capital as well as Capnamic Ventures participating. Christopher North, ex-Amazon UK CEO; Forto CEO Michael Wax, Berlin-based logistics company; angel investments from Allegro CEO Francois Nuyts; and Andrej Henkler, business angel, were also part of the round. As part of the fundraise, Join Capital Partner, Jan Borgstädt will also join the how.fm board.
The funding will be used by the company to hire across the company, increase its commercial teams in Cologne, London, and expand into the manufacturing and retail 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.