Dear customers and partners,
Today marks a significant milestone in our history. We are announcing a new round of funding, our largest to date. The US$290 million investment will enable us to extend our platform and cement our status as the market leader for process excellence software.
We're proud to have brought process excellence to you and many companies around the world, starting from our student dorm rooms in Munich in 2011. Since the three of us formed the company, we have been relentlessly improving the performance of our core products and extending our capabilities. A passion for process excellence is part of our DNA. We’re continuing to invest in our platform to ensure customers like you can gain even more value from your process insights and turn what you learn into instant action using Celonis.
We have formed a dedicated team of over 700 Celonauts who – united by our unique Celonis spirit – support our customers in multiple locations around the world. We believe that Celonis is just getting started and are committed to continue our track record of building a principled organization in service of our stakeholders.
Today many of the world’s best performing global enterprises including Vodafone, Siemens, Cisco, Uber, L’Oréal, Lufthansa, and Danaher use Celonis to drive excellence across critical business functions including finance, supply chain, human resources, information technology, sales, marketing, and customer service.
In the past weeks we have been on an eight-city Superfluid World Tour and as the miles ticked by, the momentum picked up. A community is forming around process improvement. Champions are emerging in businesses, people who advocate for change and challenge the status quo in their organizations. They recognize the impact Celonis can have not just on business results and customer satisfaction, but also on a more sustainable world.
We are excited to have the support of Arena Holdings and entrepreneurs Tooey Courtemanche and Ryan Smith investing in our business, joining existing investors including Alex Ott, Carsten Thoma, Accel, and 83North. We are deeply grateful for the endorsement from our partners and look forward to working with them as we position Celonis for long-term growth. Together with our executive team, we believe in building an enduring future for our employees and stakeholders.
Thank you for placing your trust in us and contributing to our growing community. Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.
Martin Klenk, CTO, Bastian Nominacher, Co-CEO, Alexander Rinke, Co-CEO
Under his leadership, Celonis has been named by Gartner as the “clear market leader” in the process mining category and has become one of the fastest growing enterprise software companies in the world.
Alexander has earned numerous awards and accolades including the “Rocket Mittelstand” award, German President’s award, SaaS Award for Best Data-Driven SaaS Product, and more. He was listed on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2015, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016 and was acknowledged with the Lünendonk-B2B-Service Award in 2019.
Alexander studied Mathematics at Technical University of Munich and École Polytechnique in Paris.
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