Customer service startup Zendesk has today announced a partnership with Be My Eyes, through which it will look to show support for the healthtech sector and offer assistance to socially minded startups. Zendesk will provide the startup with business mentorship, resources, and a financial contribution to help connect the blind with a network of sighted people.
The Victorian Government is putting its money where its mouth is: just a few weeks after announcing $1 million in funding and five years of additional in-kind marketing support to get SydStart to move to Melbourne and rebrand to StartCon, the government has announced that it has made a significant investment to help customer service software startup Zendesk open a new Melbourne office.
ust seven short years before Zendesk made its IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, we were three guys who had quit our sensible consulting jobs to work on what many of us initially thought was a “boring” idea from a tiny loft in Copenhagen. Rather than dreaming of fortune and success, we were making furniture from old doors to save money and wondering how we were all going to pay our mortgages if this gamble didn’t pay off.
Denmark has many great exports. My personal favourites would have to be Manchester United goalkeeping legend Peter Schmeichel, rockabilly-metal band Volbeat, Carlsberg and the country’s multi-platform customer support and service desk management solution. Of course, I’m talking about Zendesk.