Rock, a multimodal communication platform that combines asynchronous and synchronous ways of communicating, announced a $1.2 million pre-seed round led by Section 32, a venture capital firm founded by Bill Maris, and with participation from angel investors Manik Gupta, Aadil Mamujee and Marc Vanlerberghe.
The capital will support the company’s global growth ambitions to deliver on its mission – to empower anyone to work from anywhere in times when many companies and individuals make longer-term decisions to shift to a more distributed way of working.
Rock is an intuitive and easy-to-use productivity platform that enables distributed teams to communicate and collaborate more effectively with each other. It integrates messaging, tasks, notes, and platforms such as Zoom and Google Drive into one tool, so teamwork becomes more seamless and productive.
Rock has created a multimodal communication platform that combines synchronous and asynchronous ways of communicating to boost productivity for distributed teams. As a result, there is no need to switch between different apps to get work done since all communication and collaboration can happen within Rock.
With Rock, cross-organizational work happens more seamlessly as part-timers, freelancers and other external partners who are now more commonly part of an extended team can have access to the same information as everyone else.
Rock launched in November 2020, and as the workplace undergoes a major transformation due to an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it has experienced accelerated growth and demand for its services. Rock is being used by thousands of users and hundreds of teams across 26 countries, from the United States to India, through the United Kingdom and Kenya, serving startups, marketing teams, agencies, non-profits, and organizations that work with external partners.