Beekeeper buys hospitality workflow tool Lua

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Zürich-based Beekeeper has bought fellow European workforce productivity platform Lua for an undisclosed amount.

The two work across frontline industries, including hospitality, providing various tools to help manage staffing and organize workflow. In many of these sectors work is still done on pen and paper, something that both Beekeeper and Lua are trying to change.

Frontline technologies receive only 1% of all venture capital each year, despite these industries accounting for 80% of the global workforce.

Beekeeper had raised around $86 million in funding, while Lua had taken in $1.2 million.

"Frontline workers are often the most public-facing employees, and even those who aren't, they still guide the customer journey. They are the forefront of our businesses, as well as the backbone of the economy, and deserve to be given the right tools to succeed," said Cristian Grossmann, CEO and Co-Founder of Beekeeper.

"With the acquisition of Lua, Beekeeper continues to accelerate its position as the leading mobile workforce productivity and collaboration platform for frontline workers.”