Ghent-based startup StoryChief raises EUR 1.1M investment round, led by Peak. With the new funds, StoryChief aims to further scale its software for content editors and marketers. Since launching in 2017, more than 25000 content teams across 70 countries started using StoryChief.
Amsterdam, January 22nd, 2020.
StoryChief is a SaaS company that lets businesses manage and distribute blogs and social posts multichannel, all from one place. It has a lot of innovative technologies built-in such as an SEO assistant, readability checker, and a content distribution engine that allows getting more reach through the networks of employees. StoryChief helps content teams cut their workflows in half while multiplying their reach by ten. Since launching in 2017, more than 25000 content teams across 70 countries started using StoryChief.Founder and CEO Valeri Potchekailov explains why companies use StoryChief:
“StoryChief helps companies multiply reach of their content and improve collaboration processes. Creating qualitative content makes our customers stand out from their competitors, as they position themselves as an expert which translates in trust and eventually in sales”
Investment from Peak
With the new investment round, StoryChief will further develop its product, and ramp up its sales and marketing efforts. The investment comes from Amsterdam-based VC firm Peak.
“Peak has the right hands-on experience in guiding fast-growing businesses like Channable and Catawiki to a new level. We’re excited to start working together with them.”, Valeri added.
Johan van Mil, co-founder and managing partner of Peak:
“StoryChief’s international client base shows that creating valuable content is an important topic for companies around the world. We are impressed with how the team scaled the business so internationally. The team’s entrepreneurial and domain expertise was another reason for us to back this team.”
Last year, StoryChief raised a pre-seed investment from a consortium of Belfius Bank, startup financing company PMV, and private investors Willem Delbare (former CTO of Teamleader) and Pieter Casneuf (former CEO of Adam Software).
StoryChief was founded in 2017 by Valeri Potchekailov, Gregory Claeyssens, and Brik De Maeyer. After running a creative agency for 8 years, they learned that many clients were struggling to create and distribute high-quality content. StoryChief solves this problem through its SaaS-solution through its slogan ‘your stories deserve to be heard’. The company is based in Ghent, Belgium. More information about can be found on https://storychief.io
Peak is a Dutch investment fund set up by experienced entrepreneurs and offers smart venture capital to European fast-growing early-stage Marketplace, Platform, and SaaS companies. Peak manages EUR 84 million and has made 22 investments to date including IENS, which was sold in 2014 to TripAdvisor (NASDAQ: TRIP), Radionomy, which was acquired in 2015 by Vivendi (EURONEXT: VIV) and CheapCargo, which was purchased in 2016 by PostNL (AMS: PNL). More information can be found on https://peak.capital