Zest has just secured its first round of fundraising with business angels and industry leading entrepreneurs. Among them: Jérôme Miara (President of Obea), Jean-Stéphane Arcis (CEO of Talentsoft), Mickaël Cabrol (CEO of EasyRecrue) and Matthieu Leclercq (President of Décathlon).

Previously self-financed, this first round of funding, totaling €800,000 will be put towards evolving Zest’s solution and hiring support staff around it. With an ambitious goal of doubling their team and their revenue within six months, product development, client support, sales and marketing investment will all be a big focus.

Artificial intelligence also takes center stage when building a leading team engagement solution. With a mission to build the best technology into their solution, Zest is looking towards hiring developers, machine-learning experts and data scientists. This will reinforce the innovative nature of their offer, including the delivery of conversation features, team dynamics analysis and predictive analysis. Other breakthrough innovations are also planned, commencing in the first quarter of 2018.

“Our vision is to provide our customers with a solution that will totally transform the collaboration experience, improve engagement, identify weak signals and strengthen the emotional connection within every team. We want to execute this vision via a simple and innovative solution,” says Christophe Bergeon, CEO & Co-founder of Zest.

Our vision is to provide our customers with a solution that will totally transform the collaboration experience, improve engagement, identify weak signals and strengthen the emotional connection within every team. We want to execute this vision via a simple and innovative solution
Christophe Bergeon
CEO & Co-founder of Zest

Highly regarded in the HR sphere, the investors from this round of funding will offer Zest unparalleled industry insights, top-shelf advice, leading support and new business connections. With a focus on product development, team growth and international expansion, this funding enables Zest to ambitiously achieve these goals.

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