Proxyclick secures $15M investment to grow presence in US market, improve biometric security

Proxyclick secures $15M investment to grow presence in US market, improve biometric security

Proxyclick has secured $15 million in series B funding led by Five Elms Capital, with participation from Series A investor Join Capital, the company announced.

The contribution will go into Proxyclick’s cloud-based visitor management software product roadmap and into sales and marketing efforts to further expand presence into the U.S., as well as in other markets.

The company notes that data privacy is an essential part of its product development process.

“Adding security features like facial recognition and watchlists, while respecting visitor data privacy, and everyone’s time, is the real challenge,” explained Geoffroy De Cooman, Proxyclick’s Co-founder and Chief Product Officer. “The funding will help us achieve this faster.”

“Proxyclick achieved market leadership with very limited means, and we are excited to help them accelerate their roadmap and significantly increase their US market presence,” said Ryan Mandl, Partner at Five Elms Capital.

The Proxyclick solution enhances business security and speeds up the check-in process by scanning identification cards. All visitors are asked to sign in, and the responsible team is immediately informed when someone enters and exits the office. The solution eliminates the manual check of identification cards by scanning driver’s licenses or other forms of identification for a streamlined visitor check-in process. The software can be used by corporate offices, college campuses and elementary and high schools to ensure security and compliance by mitigating risks associated with high incoming and outgoing traffic.

“It’s time to seriously address company security and visitor privacy at the entrance of thousands of offices and production sites around the globe,” said Gregory Blondeau, Founder and CEO of Proxyclick. “Access should always be open to visitors who meet company requirements, security should focus on those who don’t comply.”

Proxyclick claims its clients have so far processed more than 30 million visitors in 7,000 global locations, without compromising on privacy. Proxyclick’s visitor management software has been integrated with nearly 1,000 locations in the U.K. with clients such as Vodafone, Lucozade, Acer and Revolut. At a global level, its customer portfolio includes L’Oréal, PepsiCo, Airbnb, and global Fortune 500 companies.

The platform works with access control systems such as Lenel and C-Cure, as well as with meeting room management systems, calendar applications, wayfinding solutions, Wi-Fi credentials and parking management systems. The solution supports integration with Cisco Webex Teams, Outlook add-in, Azure AD, Microsoft teams, Salesforce, Slack, Skype for Business, Cisco, Dropbox, Egnyte, Okta, Google Drive and others.

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