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Team scheduling app, Resource Guru, raises $870,000 to accelerate growth

London - January 20, 2014 - Resource Guru, the cloud-based team scheduling company, today announced that it has closed $870,000 in funding to fuel the company's growth. The new funds will be used to accelerate hiring, product development and customer acquisition. Index Ventures led the investment, with participation from both existing and new investors including Rob Keve. With this investment, Resource Guru has now raised a total of $1.14 million.

Thousands of companies all over the world use team scheduling systems that don't satisfy their needs. Many use nothing more sophisticated than a spreadsheet while others use bloated, clunky or expensive solutions - frequently leading to inefficiency and frustration. With its simple drag and drop interface, Resource Guru provides a user-friendly alternative that is leading the way to increased productivity and better collaboration online.

Since its launch in May 2012, Resource Guru has attracted an impressive list of customers including Saatchi & Saatchi, Vodafone, Intel, Roche, ASOS and National Geographic Channel. Clearly demonstrating a global demand for increasing efficiency when it comes to managing staff and resource time.

"We spent years struggling to juggle resources using spreadsheets and eventually decided to do something about it," said Andrew Rogoff, Co-founder. "Resource Guru was the end result. Judging by our recent growth and the quality of our customers, we are clearly hitting the mark. Customers are choosing Resource Guru because our insights have resulted in a unique app that's simple to use yet powerful. Our focus on delivering a great user experience seems to be paying off."

"Most managers still rely on complicated spreadsheets or cumbersome software to manage their teams and resources, neither of which makes allocating resources particularly easy and efficient," said Robin Klein, partner at Index Ventures. "We've been impressed how Resource Guru tackled this problem with its simple to use online tool that leads to huge time savings and increased productivity."

About Resource Guru
Resource Guru is cloud-based team scheduling software. It's the fast, simple way to schedule people, equipment and other resources online. Companies like Saatchi & Saatchi, Vodafone, Intel, Roche, ASOS and National Geographic Channel trust Resource Guru to handle one of their most precious assets - their people's time. Learn more at http://resourceguruapp.com.

About Index Ventures
Index Ventures is a leading venture capital firm investing in technology and life science companies. From offices in Geneva, London and San Francisco, Index is dedicated to discovering and supporting the best entrepreneurial teams wherever they are looking to build market-defining, global businesses. Since its inception in 1996, Index Ventures has backed visionary entrepreneurs who have taken on incumbents and built seminal companies including MySQL, Virata, Skype, Last.fm and Betfair. Its portfolio currently consists of more than 150 innovative companies based in 20 countries and 39 cities including Dropbox, Etsy, Funding Circle, King, Supercell, Criteo, Nasty Gal and SoundCloud.

About Rob Keve
Rob founded The Fizzback Group in 2005 to realize his vision for empowering consumers to provide instant customer feedback and to create a new market by converting voice-of-customer into actionable insight in realtime. Today, many of the world's leading companies have formed customer experience departments around the Fizzback solution to engage, recovery and manage their customer base. As CEO of Fizzback, he grew the business from a one-man start-up to a multi-national business acquired by NICE Systems for $80M, in 2011.

Prior to The Fizzback Group, he was the Managing Partner of 3K Digital, a UK based venture capital fund, where he led the fund's investments into software and applications. He has served as Chairman and Non-Executive Director on various public and private company boards. Rob is a prominent angel investor in leading UK, European and US startups.

Resource Guru logos, product screenshots and photos of the founders can be downloaded from https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mbs26jrsc3iq97o/rSY--U7DbS.

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