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The round was led by Index Ventures, but also includes Point Nine Capital, Connect Ventures and RTA Ventures. In addition, there were a handful of individual investors: Anthony Casalena, chief executive of Squarespace; Javier Olivan, vice president of growth at Facebook; Jay Parikh, global head of engineering and infrastructure at Facebook; and Riccardo Zacconi, chief executive of King.
The goal of Typeform is to take the traditional forms that are built for the Web and reinvent them for mobile devices. Anyone who has spent time trying to fill out a form or tapping a tiny check box on a tablet or smartphone can appreciate that these ubiquitous relics weren’t really built for a touchscreen world.
“We went back to basics to ask ‘What are forms?’,” said David Okuniev, Typeform’s cofounder and co-chief executive, said in a press release. “In essence, they are a conversation between a computer and a human being. What Typeform does is replace the computer side of the exchange with something far more human.”
Last year, the company introduced layouts and flows that were optimized for mobile. Partners can use Typeform as the back-end to power their own surveys or registration forms on their sites or apps.
The company said the money would be used for produce development and marketing. Also, the company plans to hire up to 100 people in Barcelona, and open an office in the San Francisco.
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