Conntac, provider of self-service solutions for technical customer support, raises a seven-figure investment sum in its second round of financing. The investors include Basinghall, Bayern Kapital, H&S Investment and a business angel who was already an investor in the first investment round. The investment round was accompanied by BayStartUP and Digitales Zentrum Schwaben (DZ.S). Conntac offers self-service solutions for telecommunication providers that enable end-users to solve the set-up and disconnection of the internet connection on their own. With the new capital, Conntac will continue to grow towards market leadership in the DACH region, expand into other European countries and extend the self-service solution to other industries.
Conntac GmbH was founded in 2017 by Dr Michael Faath, Benjamin Wöhrl, Christoph Keller and Prof. Dr Rolf Winter and quickly established itself on the telecommunications market in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with its positioning as THE self-service company.
“Our vision is for all people to master complex processes themselves with our help,” says Managing Director Dr. Michael Faath. “Through our solution, every person in every situation receives the optimal guidance for the task at hand – automated, interactive, intuitive and individual.”
High-profile customers use Conntac’s self-service solution
With Conntac’s white label solution, which helps customers to solve their technical problems related to Internet access independently, the founders have already been able to win high-profile customers. Conntac now helps thousands of people every day, including customers of Telefónica Germany, Vodafone and M-net.
Conntac’s customers rely on the combination of intelligent network measurements with understandable queries, with which the app identifies the underlying connection problem. Through user-friendly and individual instructions, users are guided step-by-step through the problem-solving process and thus enabled to eliminate numerous connection problems themselves. In this way, the service hotline is relieved by up to 25% and the processing of service requests is accelerated by up to 70%.
Conntac on course for expansion and growth
In addition to a stand-alone solution for industry giants and medium-sized telecommunications providers, Conntac will also offer a scalable solution for smaller ISPs and municipal utilities with fewer than 25,000 end customers from the autumn. By using Conntac’s solution as a complementary customer service measure, small-medium providers are able to focus on challenges such as expanding their offering (e.g. fibre) and their growth without neglecting their strong focus on customer satisfaction.
The new funding amount will enable Conntac to achieve goals such as this and others, including market leadership in the DACH region, expansion into the UK and Scandinavia, and extending the solution to other industries.
After the Conntac team has already doubled in size in each of the last two years, a further growth step is now planned. “In the coming months, we will continue to expand our team. The high demand for well thought-out and high-quality self-service solutions, not only in the area of Internet providers, shows us that we have hit the nerve of the time,” says Managing Director Benjamin Wöhrl.
“We see great potential in Conntac’s solution and were convinced by the founders’ vision from the very first moment. The customer-centric approach is unique in the market and the strong growth in recent years has shown us that there is a great need for self-service solutions. Now we need to place the solution in other industries and countries as well. We want to support Conntac’s growth strategy with our international network,” says Yannick Wilden, Partner Basinghall Partners (UK).
“Conntac has grown strongly since our first investment. The economic successes to date are impressive, and the technological possibilities of the solutions continue to be promising – even beyond Germany’s borders. The company is a Bavarian high-tech success story with still great growth potential. That is why we are happy to continue supporting Conntac,” says Bayern-Kapital Managing Director Dr. Georg Ried.
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- Conntac GmbH founding team – (from left to right: Prof. Dr. Rolf Winter, Christoph Keller, Dr. Michael Faath, Benjamin Wöhrl) (Image copyright Conntac GmbH)
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- Portrait Dr. Georg Ried, Managing Director Bayern Kapital (copyright Bayern Kapital)
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