– Fringe is a startup that offers companies a personalized marketplace of perks that people really want.
– The company raised $10m in Series A funding.
– The round was led by FirstMark Capital and joined by existing investors, including Cowboy Ventures, and new investors, including RRE Ventures, and others.
– The company plans to use the funding to expand its platform and grow its team.
Unicorn Nest news
– WizeHire is a recruiting platform for small businesses.
– The company raised $7.5m in Series A funding.
– Amplo and Mercury led the round, and joined by existing backers Ruchit Shah and RigUp co-founder Sandeep Jain.
– The company plans to use the funding to provide small businesses a faster, easier hiring experience previously only available to large corporations.
– Ally, a goal-setting collaboration software, raised $50m funding.
– The round was led by Green Oaks Capital, Tiger Global, and Madrona Venture Group.
– Total funding to date is $76m since the company’s launch in 2018 and two previous rounds raised in 2019.
– The company helps companies track and hit their goals, or Objectives and Key Results (OKR).
– Customers include brands such as Dropbox, Nike, Overstock.com and others.
Unicorn Nest news
– Ally.io, a platform that helps enterprises develop and track their objectives and key results (OKRs), has raised $50 million in a series C round of funding led by Greenoaks Capital.
– Founded in 2017, Seattle-based Ally.io targets management, teams, and individuals with software designed to give them visibility into the whole work process, joining the dots between tasks and broader company objectives.
– Ally.io had previously raised $23 million, and with another $50 million in the bank, the company is well-financed to build on momentum it said has boosted its revenues by more than threefold over the past year and allowed it to amass a roster of high-profile customers, including Dropbox, Nike, and Slack.
Unicorn Nest news
– Shift One closed a $5.2m seed funding round led by City Light Capital and JAM Fund.
– The company was founded in 2019 by former Uber executives to address two fundamental challenges of the labor economy: the lack of a robust online marketplace for blue-collar jobs and a technology solution for companies looking to hire those workers.
– The company currently employs more than 25,000 workers and offers solutions in all 50 states and Latin America.
– Initially focusing on push-button solutions to quickly deploy entire teams of workers for last-mile logistics and delivery, e-commerce fulfillment and large-scale event management, Shift One is redefining the gig economy to build sustainable, long-term careers for workers and capital-efficient solutions for companies.
– Playter Pay Raises £1 Million For Its Hire Now, Pay Later Payment Solution
– Playter Pay is one of a large and growing number of companies looking to make scaling a business more accessible and affordable.
– Founder, Jamie Beaumont conceived ‘Hire Now, Pay Later’ after discovering first-hand a pain point for both recruiters and SME’s in the up-front cost associated with recruitment fees.
– This week, the company announced that it has raised £1 million led by a consortium of investors. The investment, comprising both debt and equity will allow Playter Pay to help SMEs borrow and spread the cost of their recruitment invoices over 6 months, whilst paying the recruitment agency within 24 hours of invoice.