Auspicious Operating System
The Berlin-based startup Spryker recently raised USD 22 million in venture capital from a group of investors led by London-based One Peak Partners. The technology company offers a unique commerce operating system and a wide range of customer interfaces (apps) that help companies reach customers across all digital touchpoints, such as on your smartphone, with voice-activated virtual assistants and in your car. “The ongoing digitalization of all industries requires new technological solutions to be able to compete with the likes of Amazon,” said David Klein, Managing Partner at One Peak Partners. “Spryker’s commerce OS ticks all the boxes to become the new global standard in both B2B and B2C.” The leader in so-called “beyond-desktop” commerce technology will reportedly use the funds to support product development as well as to expand internationally, including to France, the UK and the Benelux countries. It currently has over 100 employees at offices in Berlin and Hamburg.