Breezeworks buys VC-backed Prompt.ly’s app business


Breezeworks has acquired Prompt.ly’s app business. No financial terms were disclosed. Eli-Shaoul Khedouri, a co-founder and CTO of Prompt.ly, has been added to Breezeworks’ advisory board. Breezeworks’ backers include Obvious Ventures, Harmony Partners, Max Levchin, and Peter Thiel while Prompt.ly’s investors include Subtraction Capital, Rincon Venture Partners and Foundry Group.

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SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Breezeworks, the leading service business automation platform, today announced that it has acquired field software competitor Prompt.ly’s app business. Known as the “OpenTable for services”, Prompt.ly established a strong foothold amongst small service businesses, gaining tens of thousands of users. With the acquisition, Breezeworks will acquire Prompt.ly’s mobile app business and transition Prompt.ly users onto the Breezeworks platform over the coming months. Eli-Shaoul Khedouri, co-founder and CTO of Prompt.ly, will also join the Breezeworks Advisory Board.

Breezeworks provides enterprise-quality automation for small businesses, with services including CRM, booking, estimating, scheduling, dispatching, routing, team tracking, invoicing, payment processing, and customer communication. Breezeworks combines simple, easy-to-use design with powerful algorithmic intelligence, and integrations with class-leading payments and accounting services including Square and QuickBooks Online, to help service pros build stronger customer relationships and drive greater profit margins.

“Service business automation is emerging as a critical business differentiator for mobile tradesmen and businesses. The increasing level of competition for, and service quality expectations of, today’s consumers makes software adoption a key success factor for today’s businesses, if they want to maintain competitive operating power and efficiency,” said Matthew Cowan, co-founder and CEO of Breezeworks. “Our recent acquisition of Prompt.ly’s assets furthers our goal of helping independent businesses get jobs done faster and smarter.”

“We’re excited to offer our users a smooth migration path to join Breezeworks,” said Richard D. Titus, co-founder and CEO of Prompt.ly. “Breezeworks shares our vision of enabling small businesses with the technology needed to compete on a level playing field with enterprise competitors.”

Emerging as the leading software partner for mobile trades and services, Breezeworks has been used by more than 33,000 customers. Since 2015, the firm has seen monthly revenue growth in excess of 25%, with jobs-created growth of more than 40 percent. Touching on every facet of field service operations with simple and intuitive mobile workflows, Breezeworks helps contractors manage booking, dispatching and billing activities via smartphone and tablets in the field or the larger desktop screen for home base operations.

Breezeworks will instantly leverage Prompt.ly’s assets and technology to enhance service for its current customers, expanding service offerings to former Prompt.ly customers.

The Breezeworks service business automation platform is available as a web or mobile application for download at www.breezeworks.com, as well as from the Apple iOS App Store, the Google Play Store for Android devices and directly from the QuickBooks or Square app stores.

About Breezeworks – Get the job done faster, smarter
Breezeworks is the leading mobile service automation platform. Through cloud-integrated mobile and web apps, Breezeworks centralizes and automates booking, dispatching, customer communication, billing, and payments for service businesses, empowering small and medium teams to build stronger customer relationships and drive greater profit margins. It transforms your smartphone into a digital power-tool with enterprise-level functionality, for less than the price of a new drill.

Breezeworks was founded by veteran technologists Matthew Cowan (Intel, CNET, iVillage, Geocities) and Adam Block (IDG, Harmonic Communications), and is backed by prominent investors including Obvious Ventures, Harmony Partners; and angel investors Marc Benioff, Max Levchin, James Murdoch, David Sacks, Peter Thiel, and Jeff Skoll.

About Prompt.ly
The Prompt.ly app was created to help small businesses realize their potential by combining scheduling, invoicing, payments and promotions into one simple mobile-first platform for solopreneurs, freelancers and independent service providers. Founded by Richard D. Titus and Eli-Shaoul Khedouri, Prompt.ly is backed by top venture firms including Subtraction Capital, Rincon Venture Partners, and Foundry Group (FG Angels).

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