Seedrs alum and growing employee/customer engagement firm, Perkbox, announced on Thursday it has appointed former Yahoo! finance manager, Rob Gorle, as its new finance manager. According to Perkbox, the appointment forms part of its expansion plans in the UK and internationally.
Perkbox reported as finance director, Gorle will be responsible for leading the finance team, supporting the management team, and overseeing all financial operations including refinements around compliance and governance processes. Prior to his Perkbox appointment, Gorle notably held various senior finance-related at Yahoo! and accounting firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Perkbox has so far reportedly attracted more than 300,000 paying members ranging from SMEs to large corporations including British Gas and BUPA since its debut in January 2015. The company revealed the monthly recurring revenue has grown 14 times to £1.4 million per month in 18 months, and has a financial uplift of 50% every quarter since launch, tripling sales in 2015.
The company had over 300 investors participate in the latest crowdfunding round, which closed a few months ago, including Seedrs Advisor and tennis star, Any Murray, along with VC firm Draper Esprit. Seedrs recently stated at the time that Perkbox’s crowdfunding round was indicative of a growing trend where VCs participate in crowdfunded offers and was the biggest crowdfunding round to date on the funding portal, securing£4.353 million
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