What is Penneo secret sauce?

A great company with an innovative vision, a strong ethic and trustable values. Check out how it all begun!

Our Company

A big family
A bunch of pioneers
A mission, not a workplace
A customer oriented mindset
A Viking heritage

Our vision

With a dream of changing the world, 3 Danish entrepreneurs put the lab coats on and went ahead into the lab to create what we know today as Penneo. After extensive research, they discovered that it was troublesome to get papers signed and that this was a problem that most companies, big and small, were facing on a daily basis.

With all this time and resources being wasted every day our scientists had to do something. The Danish NemID was the key. It is the core around which the Penneo software was built. Penneo made it possible for companies and individuals to save paper and throw away their old pens and start using a new pen- Pen Neo- to digitally & securely sign documents via eID.

Our mission

Our mission is to become the global leading software provider for digitizing the communicative interface between accounting firms, clients and local authorities.

We are on a mission to provide a simple, yet complex solution that does not only entail digital signatures but shapes your whole digital document experience- from the signature, through automations to secure storage.

Our mission is to build trust between businesses and their clients through a secure ecosystem of verified and compliant businesses and authorities.

Our Values

These are the values that guide our business, our product development, and our brand. As our company continues to evolve and grow, these six Penneo values remain constant.

Vulnerability

At Penneo we believe that vulnerability is not a weakness- it's our greatest measure of courage. Our courage is shown in our willingness to show up, be seen, admit our mistakes and provide honest feedback to the team. Vulnerability is the absolute heartbeat of the innovation and the creativity we holster at Penneo. There can be zero innovation without vulnerability.

Passionality

One person with a passion is better than forty people merely interested. This is the Penneo way. Because we love what we do and we are passionate about making a change we always strive to exceed standards of excellence. We believe that people with passion in their hearth and boiling blood in their veins are continually growing both personally and professionally and Penneo will always have a place for creative people with shining personalities.

Agility

Rapid and flexible response to changes is a must in today's world. But Penneos have a different take on it. We slow down and take the time to listen and understand so that we can adapt the best way possible to accommodate both the ever-changing world and customers' needs. We value agility in our decisionmaking; in our planning; and in our delivery

Responsibility

Penneos have an "It's up to us" type of personality and we are not afraid of leading by example and facing challenges heads on! We say Responsibility is embracing the opportunity to make meaningful contributions and remain reliable and trustworthy. Micromanagement is not a part of our dictionary, because we trust Penneo's to take responsibility in their work.

Transparency

Transparency is a Penneo fundamental core value. We value clean and open agendas, we strive to make information readily available, accessable and understandable to everyone. We are an "open glass door" company and we promote trust, loyalty, motivation and growth through transparency and integrity.

Unity

Unity is essential for effective teamwork. For us unity means that we stand together in good and in bad times, we look out for each other and we act as one. We are of one mind and one heart, we share a common passion and a common goal and we all contribute to achieving it. And of course, we party liek crazy together as well!

Our story, our journey

It started back in 2012

With a dream of changing the world, 3 Danish entrepreneurs put the lab coats on and went ahead into the lab to create what we know today as Penneo. After extensive research, they discovered that it was troublesome to get papers signed and that this was a problem that most companies, big and small, were facing on a daily basis.

With all this time and resources being wasted every day our scientists had to do something. The Danish NemID was the key. It is the core around which the Penneo software was built. Penneo made it possible for companies and individuals to save paper and throw away their old pens and start using a new pen- Pen Neo- to digitally & securely sign documents via eID.

The first pioneers

Danish accountants, lawyers and Property Managers were among the first who wanted to try it out. Later, the financial industry joined with leasing companies, insurance companies and banks. With a shared dream of adding power to annual reports, settlements, debentures, supplier agreements, leasing contracts etc. we have built a platform where customers and clients easily can sign, fast and secure.

During the first 4 years, almost 1,000 companies jumped on board the Penneo boat. There are still many from the 'suit industries', but many HR departments, municipalities and public institutions have also joined. And they use it. A lot. Everything from employment contracts to corporate customer forms are now being digitized. Why download a web form, print and fill it in by hand when it can all be done directly on your computer or smartphone. New customers join every single day and it seems that they love Penneo almost as much as we love them.

Sweden & Norway

Denmark was where we started, but the Nordics is what we conquered. Since 2016, because of the immense interest in Penneo, we opened our doors to companies in Sweden and Norway as well. The possibilities and the benefits are the same, just e-signature technology- different in each country. As a start-up we were flexible enough to adapt to the new market and accommodate our new Scandinavian clients. The results? Scandinavian companies got optimized workflows, saved money and suddenly gained an incredible competitive advantage as they had the digital tools to compete in an ever-changing digital environment.

Time for expansion and global reach

After we conquered Denmark, Norway and Sweden with a blast, we expanded to Belgium & Finland! Psst: Did you know that now more than half of annual reports in Scandinavia are signed with Penneo? And we're not stopping there! We have our eyes set on multiple European countries and we can't wait to help them digitize and automate their whole document handling journey and achieve full business process automation.

Penneo milestones

  1. 2012
    An idea was born
  2. 2013
    Beginning of Penneo's adventure
  3. 2016
    500 customers milestone
  4. 2017
    1000 customers milestone
  5. 2018
    Expansion to Scandinavia
  6. 2019
    1500 customers milestone
  7. 2020
    New office & growing adventure

Join the journey?

Would you like to join the trip to the future? You might even want to work with us? Visit our careers portal and look at the different openings. Our 30 happy and cool Penneo people can almost guarantee that you will like it. Get in touch with us today.

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