bNear Raises €1 Million in Funding

by Kay Aloha Villamor in June 1st, 2023

bNear, a Cologne, Germany-based startup that provides digital office space for remote and hybrid collaboration in Microsoft Teams, raised 'just over' €1 million in funding.

Investors in the round include allygatr, NRW Bank, Flossbach von Storch, and angel investors.

The company's virtual office solution was developed to bring a virtual workspace to remote teams for collaboration, hangouts, and a general 'in the office vibe.

"For many people, working from home has become indispensable. We are pleased that even after the Corona period, both investors and large companies continue to believe in home office and remote work models, and want to expand and improve them together with us," says Malte Hendricks Co-Founder & Managing Director. 

Company: bNear GmbH

Raised: €1.0+

Round: Unknown 

Funding Month: May 2023

Lead Investors: 

Additional Investors: allygatr, NRW Bank, and Flossbach von Storch

Company Website:

Software Category: Virtual Office Solution

About the Company: Founded in March 2022 by Sascha Theismann, Malte Hendricks, Martin Long, and Fritz Fried in Cologne to help beat the 'office blues' of those missing the office atmosphere while working remotely. bNear is a virtual office that seamlessly integrates with Microsoft Teams. They create environments for more efficient communication and collaboration, fostering information supply, creativity, team spirit, and motivation, in hybrid and remote teams. The SaaS solution allows companies to connect their hybrid and remote staff as it creates spaces for collaboration, spontaneous interactions, and informal exchanges. bNear purpose is to accelerate the world's transition to inclusive, human-centric digital collaboration.


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