The company plans to use these funds to expand its reach and bring in more experts
Bengaluru, NFAPost: Enterprise software startup OSlash announced that it has raised $2.5 million in a round of seed funding led by Accel Partners.
The pre-series A funding round also saw participation from notable names such as Dylan Field, CEO and founder of Figma; Akshay Kothari, COO of Notion; Girish M, CEO of Freshworks; and other top executives from Quora, Stripe, and Airtable.
With this new investment, the company plans to attract new talent and introduce the world to its vision of seamless information access & sharing within an enterprise for supercharged productivity.
Founded in 2020 by Ankit Pansari and Shoaib Khan, OSlash is an enterprise productivity tool that enables every employee to get access to the right information and resources within the company in the quickest possible way in a friction-free environment. It allows employees to quickly manage, access, and share information by converting any URL into an easy-to-remember shortcut for the whole company.
Commenting on the fund raising, OSlash Chief Executive Officer Ankit Pansari said the company is thrilled to have Accel and marquee angels on board.
“We saw work happening entirely in URLs, and as companies shift to using cloud-based software subscriptions, the need for a link-organiser and a better way to navigate and share work in this new landscape only grows,” said Ankit Pansari.
OSlash has already expanded its reach to 1000 teams including teams within Retool, Notion, and Postman. The early users are delighted that they can open any link in a second without spending time searching for it, waiting on someone to share it, or wondering where the information resides in the company.
With an intuitive name for every information resource, users no longer have to sit on a graveyard of unfinished documents as naming links provides a single source of truth for all important information.
OSlash shortcuts can be compiled and made searchable, so you can call up, search and reference any link from any tool you use. It holds with itself the power to transform the way companies work because rather than forcing teams to use yet another tool for work, they are simply enabling seamless collaboration across tools on the browser where everyone works.
Expressing happiness over the investment, Accel India Head Shekhar Kirani said with each company using hundreds of tools, the resources, information, and outputs get siloed in each of these apps.
“The timing of OSlash is amazing as it helps significantly reduce the overhead of finding information from the browsers. We have seen the power of this tool inside Google and Stripe, and now OSlash is democratizing this tool for all the companies. We are excited about the future potential of this tool and how it can help in improving employee productivity,” said Shekhar Kirani.
According to Notion Chief Operating Officer Akshay Kothari and early investor at OSlash it is a great to see OSlash bring to everyone the technology used by every large Silicon Valley company.
“Every team wants to index their links and OSlash makes it super easy to do that. It is powerful, polished, and it’s bound to become the default way of accessing internal links within companies.”
The company plans to utilize the funds to expand into enterprise search and aims to significantly scale enterprise adoption by next year. The adoption of remote work across organizations could be a catalyst that brings more customers into the collaborative multiplayer browser space.
Founded in 2020, OSlash is an enterprise URL manager on a mission to help teams navigate & organize all their information (that lives in links) and make it accessible company-wide. Headquartered in Cloud, OSlash is trusted by global organizations including Retool, Notion, Mindtickle, and Postman. With a fully remote team, OSlash raised a 2.5 million dollar seed round in 2021 led by Accel Partners and a syndicate of top SaaS entrepreneurs including Olivier Pomel (CEO, Datadog), Dylan Field (CEO, Figma), Akshay Kothari (COO, Notion), and others. For more information, visit www.oslash.com
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