KIYATEC Announces Investment from Seae Ventures and Names Co-founder and Managing Partner Jason Robart to its Board of Directors
01 May, 2021
– U.S./Israeli startup Sorbet, which is tackling what companies do with the financial risks as employees accrue paid time off (PTO), has raised $6m in a seed funding round led by Viola Ventures, with participation by Global Founders Capital and Meron Capital.
– The company says that in the U.S., employees use only 72% of PTO balances, even though it’s the most sought-after benefit. But this, effectively, comes out at 768 million unused days off a year, worth around $224 billion.
– This creates a difficult problem for CFOs and accountants because its creates balance sheet liabilities on the company’s books.
– Sorbet buys out these PTO liabilities from employees, then loads the cash value of the PTO on prepaid credit cards for the employees.