Cardiff-based startup Doopoll secures funding

Cardiff-based startup Doopoll has received funding from angel investor Konrad Litwin and Finance Wales, raising its valuation to £1m.

Founded last year by Marc Thomas, Steve Dimmick and Sam Goudie, Doopoll creates online polls to provide feedback in real-time and is now being used by clients such as the National Museum of Wales and Swansea University’s School of Management.

Commenting on his reasons for supporting the startup, Litwin, said: “This passionate management team are disrupting a niche that has become a vital but rarely welcome part of online life and transformed it into a dynamic feedback experience for both sides.

“It will only be a short time before the market is trying to play catch up with this innovative solution. I am delighted to be a part of this exciting journey that is already reaching a global audience,” he added.

The news comes after doopoll won the Sir Michael Moritz tech startup award at this year’s ESTnet Awards in March. Since then, Doopoll has also gone on to join ideas.fund – a Welsh tech accelerator programme.

Steve Dimmick, co-founder of Doopoll and head of enterprise, commented on his company’s progress to date: “After a lot of hard work over the last year, this investment allows Doopoll to accelerate our growth. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Finance Wales and Konrad.

“It’s a fantastic milestone for us, building on our achievements to date and giving us a platform for future success. We will now be building a global team and working with great international brands, both in and outside of Wales, to improve the process behind the decisions that drive their businesses,” he concluded.

By lorna@3mil.co.uk 22 Apr 2016