Staffan Helgesson 5 June 2024

Backing Plancraft

Builders, roofers, painters, joiners and carpenters are at the core of society, shaping the spaces around us. But these professionals haven’t been well served by technology to date. Introducing plancraft.

Plancraft is a digital platform for the craft industries, helping these professions address some of the challenges they face, from labor shortages to increasing bureaucratic demands. Plancraft’s SaaS solution does this by digitizing important workflows such as quotes and invoices, project management, on-site documentation and time tracking. The result is that craft professionals can cut the time they spend on administrative tasks, enabling them to work more efficiently, save money and spend more time with their customers.

The Hamburg-based company was founded in 2020 by Julian Wiedenhaus, Alexander Noll, and Richard Keil. Today, it employs more than 40 people and serves 10,000 customers. And its customers love it. Jeroen Smeelen, former managing director of carpentry Holzbau Lübber GmbH, said, "The software simplifies so many processes, from bidding and project planning to time recording and invoicing, so that I can concentrate on the essentials - my craft."

The strong demand that plancraft is seeing shows just how much positive impact technology can have on these professions and plancraft’s next step is to expand further in Europe. The team has a big vision to become the leading contractor operating system in Europe.

The Creandum funds are leading the €12m Series A round because we believe that there is a massive untapped opportunity which plancraft is perfectly placed to serve. Plancraft has built their product from the ground-up with the specific needs of this workforce in mind and an intuitive, easy-to-use interface. This shows up in the great traction they are getting with customers. More than $1 billion in construction volume has already been processed through the software.

What particularly impressed us was their big vision coupled with strong team culture, lean operations, their relentless focus on building a product their customers love and capital efficient growth.

We look forward to supporting them as they expand further across Europe and are proud to welcome them to the #Creandumfamily.

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