Doopoll announces new funding round as it exceeds 250,000 votes

Doopoll, a polling software company based in Cardiff, has raised an additional round of funding from the Development Bank of Wales as it reaches a growth milestone

The company, which has developed an online polling platform used by the likes of O2, Welsh Rugby Union, Admiral and Ty Hafan, recently processed its 250,000th vote.

This is the latest growth milestone for the company, and it’s just announced the appointment of co-founder Marc Thomas as its first chief executive officer.

As part of a new strategic growth plan, fellow co-founders Steve Dimmick and San Goudie have taken on new roles at the fast-growing company. They’ve become chief commercial officer and chief product officer, respectively.

Marc Thomas, CEO of Doopoll, said: “This is a really exciting time for us as a company, working with clients like O2, Welsh Government and Admiral.

“The challenge of running a rapidly growing business like Doopoll is exhilarating. We have a great team and I look forward to developing the company while also delivering success for our growing customer base.”

With Doopoll, users are able to create simple and engaging polls that can be shared in communication campaigns, at events and on social media sites such as Twitter. Engagement rates are currently at 70 per cent.

In April 2016, Doopoll received a six-figure investment sum from the Development Bank of Wales and angel investor Konrad Litwin. Funding came from the Wales Technology Seed Fund.

Sarah Smith, portfolio investment executive at the Development Bank of Wales, said: “We’ve been working closely with Marc and the team since our first investment in April 2016.

“Their product and platform have proven to be both innovative and engaging and they’ve succeeded in landing some big bluechip clients like O2.

“The team is passionate and has great future growth plans, of which this recent appointment is a part. We look forward to working with them as they develop and expand.”