Meeting scheduling startup secures funding from Nephos Solutions

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Calbot, the Leeds startup founded only last year providing meeting scheduling solutions across groups and teams, has secured an undisclosed level of funding from software company Nephos Solutions.

The startup has also appointed two new Non-Executive Directors in Nephos CEO David Pearce, as well as Stuart Clarke, a renowned figure in Leeds startup - namely as Festival Director for Leeds Digital Festival.

Calbot was founded in 2019 by Taras Lanchev, and is part of the Yorkshire Startups community. The solution enables a group of people to find a mutually available time slot for a meeting in seconds.

As part of the funding deal, the details of which have not been made publicly available, the Headlingley-based software organisation will support Calbot with technical, marketing and administrative support. Other successful startups to have received backing from Nephos include dating app JigTalk and learning platform Synap.

Pearce said: “We’re really pleased to be backing Taras and the team at Calbot. We see Calbot as a unique service that will both reduce frustration and improve the profitability of firms. We’re looking forward to seeing the increased use of Calbot across all sectors”.

Stuart Clarke added: “I’ve known Taras for a number of years through his involvement in initiatives such as Startup Weekend and Leeds Digital Drinks. He’s building a really important product and it’s great to come on board at Calbot to support its growth. Calbot is yet another example of the thriving startup culture in Leeds.”