Cleary, an HR management platform for distributed workforces, has announced that it has raised $4.5 million in a seed round led by Moonshots Capital, with participation from Liberty City Ventures, Crosslink Capital, SeaChange Fund and Quiet Capital, which follows the company’s initial $3 million pre-seed round, bringing its total raised to $7.5 million.
With the latest round of funding, the San Francisco-based firm aims to completely disrupt the legacy intranet market through further optimization of its modern approach to employee engagement technology.
Founded in 2017 by Thomas Kunjappu and Ryan O’Donnell, Cleary provides companies with a platform to create a holistic employee experience while saving on cost, eliminating unnecessary point solutions as remote and hybrid work show staying power. Specific capabilities include company news and updates, org charts, cross-functional team management, an internal wiki, internal search, events, and public recognition. The company also enables customizable employee journeys for onboarding, department transfers, and more, helping people teams save time and provide a cohesive experience for employees. Its mission is to inspire more productive, connected and engaged employees.
Commenting on the fundraising, Co-founder of Cleary, Thomas Kunjappu, said:
With over one billion knowledge workers worldwide and a rapidly-expanding need for cohesive employee experience amongst hybrid workforces, we’re thrilled to announce this fundraise as a step towards bringing these capabilities to more companies who view their people as their greatest asset.
With organizations becoming more collaborative, transparent, flat, distributed, and diverse, Cleary sees the exact needs everywhere. The rise of remote and hybrid work presents an opportunity for every organization to rethink the employee experience. The startup already serves as the digital employee experience platform for companies such as Flexport, DoorDash, Cadre, Favor, Dandy, and Shippo.
General Partner of Moonshots Capital, Kelly Perdew, added:
The tailwinds of the COVID pandemic continue to shift workplace expectations among knowledge workers, and companies that provide essential tools for remote work will thrive in the years to come. In addition to a superior product, Cleary has extraordinary leadership from founders with deep domain expertise, which ultimately leads to success and is why we are so excited to partner with Thomas and Ryan.
Cleary also enables customizable employee journeys for onboarding, and department transfers, helping People teams save time and providing a cohesive experience for employees.