74. Powered Now
The integrated administration platform, helping the trade industry stay on top of paperwork
Founders: Benjamin Dyer and Chris Barling
Founded: January 2012 (April 2013)
Returning to our list for the third year in a row, Powered Now should be a familiar name to Startups readers. The mobile business administration platform helps tradespeople keep on top of tedious paperwork with one integrated solution.
After noticing the struggles builders and decorators had providing punctual and professional invoices and quotations, founders Benjamin Dyer and Chris Barling decided the market was ripe for disruption. Their app combines payments, scheduling, finance and document storage, all available on a tiered service level subscription.
The last year has seen the company close a $1m angel round and hit its funding target on Crowdcube in just seven days – helping its registered userbase grow from just 2,000 to an impressive 20,000. Powered Now was also named as Crowdcube’s ‘Start-up of the year’ in 2014.
With such rapid growth it’s clear the platform has been embraced wholeheartedly by a sector that was in need of a simple and effective solution. The company will use the next 12 months to consolidate its market position, release a new multi-user version of the app and hit its roadmap and development plans.