Backed by Capital Angels and Sydney Angels, StakTask raised $300,000 in a recent funding round.
StakTask is an innovative product for use in the hospitality sector, especially in the food preparation area. It allows managers to be able to specify tasks which need to be performed, and who is to perform them; it allows staff to quickly tick off tasks as they are completed, and it allows remote monitoring of work progress in the store.
StakOne founder, Raj Mann, was recently featured on Win News Canberra, after returning from a trip to Singapore, where he was a part of a group pitching to Asian investors.
The product has been implemented in a number of food chains – among them McDonald’s, Subway, Domino’s and Zambrero – with a great deal of success. Up to 900,000 tasks have been completed since its launch two years ago.
Tasks are entered by a manager and can be individually scheduled for different days of the week or month. These tasks are allocated to a role, and are displayed each day on an iPad in the store; staff members responsible for the task tick off the tasks as they work through the day. The manager is able to see remotely the progress of task completions at any time throughout the day.
Recently new features have been added- such as the ability to record temperatures directly on the iPad.
Funding will be used to further enhance the StakTask’s capabilities:
- It will enable us to employ the services of a person with marketing skills. We know that we have a great product, we just need people who can help other people see the value.
- It will help us to improve the customer onboarding experience so that less time will be needed for people to learn the system. This can be done through both design improvements and the use of good tools.
- We are continually looking for ways to improve the product. We are implementing better performance reporting; we are looking at other ways to provide new functionality.