KKR has made a $55 million investment in Essential Accessibility, a provider of accessibility services.
“As our dependency on digital connection increases, inclusive experiences have never been more critical – a need we are laser-focused on addressing,” said Mark Steele, co-founder and CEO at Essential Accessibility. “This financial and strategic support from KKR will enable us to scale our technology, processes and human expertise even faster, meeting the increasing demand for accessible online content and better supporting our customers’ commitments to disability, equality and inclusion programs.”
Essential Accessibility’s platform tools, technology and training needed to fix accessibility from design to code, in an effort to ensure online equality.
Through software and tech-enabled services, Essential Accessibility aims ensures digital assets, such as websites, mobile applications, and software products, offer a seamless online user experience for individuals with disabilities.
“Essential Accessibility provides companies with a complete platform of technology capabilities, user experience design and DevOps integrations, subject matter experts, legal guidance and training, helping them become truly accessible to people with disabilities,” said Ben Pederson, principal at KKR.
Jake Heller, head of KKR’s Technology Growth team in the Americas, added, “We are thrilled to be investing in EA and look forward to leveraging KKR’s network and resources to support the company’s growth and expansion.”
KKR is making its investment through its Next Generation Technology Growth Fund II, a global fund dedicated to growth equity investments in the technology space.