OurPeople, the Bristol-based team engagement and communication platform has announced picking up $2 million as part of Series A financing. Alpine Meridian is leading the latest fundraising with participation from entrepreneur Robert Neveu.
Ross McCaw founded the company in 2015 as a platform that offers enterprises a way to communicate with their own people, making sure all the employees are in sync with the entire ongoing work. With the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, communication has been ever so important when the entire world has been forced to work from home and avoid going to the office.
Notably, at the start of the pandemic, the firm launched OurPeople NOW, a free version of the product for the NHS in the country. The platform counts big names like West Ham United Foundation, Virgin Active UK, Paulton’s Park, and Serco Leisure among its customers.
McCaw, the founder of the firm talking about how he founded the firm said that "I used to work in the fitness industry, where every day I could see there was an issue around communications with remote workforces, which stretched across many different sectors with desk-less workers. We know that an engaged and informed employee is essential, regardless of where they are based. To address this disconnect, we built a powerful yet simple to use tool that allows employers to engage and communicate securely with their targeted workforce.”
Robert Neveu who is set to join the board of OurPeople as part of the funding noted that What Ross and the entire OurPeople team has developed is a fantastic platform to help business owners stay connected to, and engaged with, their employees. The recent pandemic has amplified the requirement to get critical, up-to-the-minute information to people who may not have access to standard communication platforms during their daily work, as well as underlined the crucial role OurPeople has in addressing that concern.”
It will be interesting to see how the company utilizes fresh funds and offers more features in these trying times and keeps moving forward at the same time.
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