Perkbox, the London-based startup now calling itself an “worker expertise platform,” has raised an extra £13.5 million in funding. The spherical is led by present investor Draper Esprit, alongside various earlier Perkbox angels. Previous to this, the corporate, which launched in 2015, had raised £11 million.
Focusing on corporations of all sizes, from SMEs to bigger companies, Perkbox’s platform lets employers give staff an a variety of benefits and rewards to complement their work and private life. The broader goal, after all, is to enhance retention and workers well-being.
The providing now spans a number of merchandise past its “perks” origins, together with card-linked loyalty and medical provision. As well as, Perkbox allows corporations to measure worker sentiment to assist break down silos between administration and groups, and to let staff give recognition to 1 one other. This may both be peer-to-peer or prime down from administration.
“With this new suite of merchandise, we transitioned from an worker ‘engagement’ platform to an worker ‘expertise’ platform,” Perkobox co-founder and CEO Saurav Chopra tells me. “[All] with the goal of serving to employers enrich the non-public and dealing lifetime of staff by catering for the complete spectrum
of worker wellbeing: monetary, bodily and emotional”.
Headquartered in London but additionally with places of work in Sheffield, Paris and Sydney, Perkbox says the brand new funding will likely be used to finance the corporate’s growth operations in Australia and France.
longside this, it should spend money on scaling the event and distribution of Perkbox’s new merchandise: Perkbox Medical, Perkbox Insights and the platform’s card-linked PerksGo function — all of which had been launched late final 12 months.