Humaans, a London-based HR startup, recently secured a $5 million (approx £3.5 million) funding in a seed round led by Frontline Ventures.
A lot of other investors including, Y Combinator, Mattias Ljungman’s Moonfire, Frontline Ventures, Lachy Groom, former Linkedin CEO Jeff Weiner with Next Play Ventures, Stripe COO Claire Johnson, Figma CEO Dylan Field, Intercom co-founder Des Traynor, former Workday CTO David Clarke, former Benchmark GP/now Adobe Scott Belsky, Notion COO Akshay Kothari, Qubit co-founder Emre Baran, Evervault CEO Shane Curren, and Stripe Security Gerardo Di Giacomo, also participated in the round.
How will the funding be used?
The investment will be used to help the company to accelerate its product development and scale operations. Giovanni Luperti and Karolis Narkevicius founded Humaans after they left their positions at Qubit.
Giovanni Luperti, co-founder, Humaans, “Our goal today is to double down on product and engineering by bringing in the best talent to help fulfil our vision, increase our reach, drive value for the wider community. We’re confident that we can deliver value to a wide range of businesses no matter their setup, model or geolocation by solving their complex people challenges.”
Turns complex processes into a simple workflow
The UK company turns complex processes like employee onboarding, offboarding, and compensation management into simple workflows by integrating with other point solutions, such as Gsuite, Slack, Docusign, Greenhouse, and more.
The company works with various technology companies including, Pleo, ChartMogul, Pento, Bombinate, HeySummit, and scaled their distributed workforce. As per the company’s claims, they are adding new customers weekly and grew 3x in the past few months.
Operates in 21 countries
At present, the UK company has customers with offices in 21 countries across both Europe and the US that employ people across 54 countries globally – including Korea, China, Japan, UK, Germany, Denmark, Portugal, Canada, Brazil, and more.
Luperti says, “At Humaans, we’re building a new kind of employee management platform designed to help teams operate collaboratively by using the best in class point solutions they need for their staff while maintaining a central record of employee data. Our vision for Humaans is to be the central hub for all employee data, enabling new tools and services to be built on top of the Humaans infrastructure.”