The start-up IT as a Service Deeploi raises 3M€

Deeploia Germany-based startup building an IT-as-a-Service platform, announced today that it has raised a €3 million seed funding round led by the Berlin-based company Cherry Ventureswith the participation of a group of angels which includes the founders of Taktile, Moss, Vay and sender.

The company was founded by Julian Luebke and Philipp Hoffmann. Luebke got his start at Rocket Internet, then later joined real estate startup McMakler as its first employee, focusing on operations. Hoffmann, meanwhile, founded an IT company a decade ago that started as a traditional IT services provider and then grew into a managed services provider focused on Apple’s platforms. For this, Hoffmann also created the company’s own mobile device management (MDM) system.

“I thought it would be a really cool thing to connect everything — to have everything on one platform and automate everything,” Hoffmann explained. “Then I met Julian and realized it could work very, very well. I had the idea. I had the expertise – and we have Julian to scale the business.

The founders describe Deeploi as an all-in-one IT platform that combines standard IT functions and the company’s premium support with IT agents to answer support calls. The team will cover everything from onboarding, support, endpoint management, network management and offboarding. For its security offer, Deeploi will partner with a cybersecurity company.

“The main difference with many existing business models is that we offer companies IT as a service,” Luebke explained. “Companies don’t have to create an IT department themselves. We can take over these functions completely – or we can augment existing setups if they already have an IT department in place. They can use our platform and they can also use our premium support, for example, and we can take care of simple, repetitive and redundant tasks for them.

Since Deeploi can extract data from existing systems (e.g. HR) and then integrate it into its platform, it can also help companies automate many functions. When a new employee is onboarded into an HR system, for example, the company can then automatically send them a new Macbook and configure access to certain SaaS tools.

Luebke noted that modern, cloud-native businesses with modern technology stacks are Deeploi’s ideal customers, including branding agencies, marketing firms, and D2C companies. For now, the company plans to focus on the Western European market, where it is now starting to test its service with a limited number of users. The plan is to launch the platform to a wider audience in June.

“Once we’ve established market dominance in Western Europe and really grown our product, we don’t really see any limiting factors to going to the US anymore,” Luebke said.

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