Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 - Grapple
Grapple, a Brisbane based startup, has closed its oversubscribed seed investment round, led by a private investor from Hong Kong and joined by investors from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne Angels.
 
Grapple is building a smart and intuitive project planning tool for business managers. Grapple helps them to plan projects faster and more accurately by automating much of the extensive and burdensome project documentation that is expected by modern, global best practices. This innovative tool will then connect seamlessly with leading project management tools as the projects move from planning phase into delivery.
 
"Grapple is providing solutions to problems that almost all businesses face. This investment will allow Grapple to become the leader in project planning," says Mark Fishwick, Grapple Chairman. David Hudson, Vice President of the International Project Management Association says, "Project Planning is a critical component of projects. I expect Grapple will become an essential addition to the project management suite of tools."
 
With the funds raised, Grapple plans to accelerate product development and continue to scale sales and business development through expansion of its team and attracting key hires. Additionally, the capital will allow the company to focus on value-add strategic partnerships with other complementary SaaS products, made possible through APIs.
 
"We're really excited to have closed our first round investment, which will allow Grapple to move out of its 'beta' trial period and build on the excellent feedback and relationships formed with innovative clients such as Collection House Ltd (ASX: CLH), and allow us to launch the next version", explained Grapple CEO, Chris O'Halloran. "Our goal is to enable everyday business managers to improve the quality and speed of project planning whilst deriving greater benefits from the process". Grapple is an integrated platform for all project documentation. Planning a  project using separate tools such as MS WordExcel, Powerpoint, etc. that don't communicate with each other, will be a thing of the past. We hope this will give managers increased confidence in, and reliance on their teams to undertake quality project planning.
 
About Grapple
Grapple was founded by Chris O'Halloran and Aaron Hudson. Grapple is a front end project planning tool that helps business and project managers to plan and document their projects more accurately and with greater ease. Once a project is planned and approved, Grapple then sends the information to their integrated project management tool of choice, allowing the project to be managed through to completion. Visit http://grapple.pm/threshold for more information or http://grapple.pm/careers for current positions.

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Grapple was founded by Chris O'Halloran and Aaron Hudson. Grapple is a front end project planning tool that helps business and project managers to plan and document their projects more accurately and with greater ease. Once a project is planned and approved, Grapple then sends the information to their integrated project management tool of choice, allowing the project to be managed through to completion. Visit http://grapple.pm/threshold for more information or http://grapple.pm/careers for current positions.


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