During a pandemic, the movement to contactless interaction with customers and safety is of paramount importance.

Virdee, an Austin-based startup, created a solution for businesses to provide digital check-in and virtual concierge services for customers in the hospitality and commercial real estate industries.

It’s a timely product for hotels, apartments, condos, residential halls, and offices.

Last week, Virdee announced it had closed on a $4 million seed-stage round of funding led by Silverton Partners with participation from LiveOak Venture Partners and DJR Advisors.

“Virdee’s suite of SaaS solutions is uniquely positioned to remake the market for digital check-in and virtual customer engagement,” Morgan Flager, Managing Partner at Silverton, said in a news release. “With demand for the company’s products rising faster than anyone could have expected, we are pleased to partner to help Virdee strategically scale its businesses.”

Virdee created a kiosk to be placed in a lobby that runs its software and can issue physical key cards and provide easy check-ins and live support. The solution saves companies money. And it elevates the customer experience, according to Virdee. The company already has customers at leading hotel, multifamily, and corporate housing brands.

Virdee’s software and other products work with leading door lock and property management systems, making it easy for companies to provide contactless check-in services.

“We are deeply appreciative of the participation of each of our new investors,” Branigan Mulcahy, Virdee Co-Founder said. “This is a group of visionaries with amazing experience in scaling and building out disruptive SaaS businesses. We could not be more excited about the insights and strategic guidance each of them brings to the table and look forward to working closely with all of them to build Virdee’s exciting future.”

“We are grateful to welcome these esteemed investors to our seed round investment group which includes Rajiv Trivedi, past CEO of La Quinta and Chairman of TST Capital,” Virdee Co-Founder Nadav Cornberg said in a news release. “Along with them, we believe the debate about whether automated check-in, verification and payment solutions will replace legacy methods is now long settled, and the question is now not ‘if’  but ‘when.’ We believe the time is now, and Virdee is the company best positioned to lead hotel and other real estate owners toward a completely contactless, efficient model of operation.”