Staffly, Inc., a San Francisco, CA-based staffing service that connects retailers with pre-vetted, qualified hourly retail staff through their mobile devices, completed a $1.25m Series Seed 2 funding round.
The round was led by ff Venture Capital with participation from existing shareholders LionBird, as well as Three Fish Capital and WS Ventures. In conjunction with the funding, John Frankel, a founding partner at ff Venture Capital, is to join Staffly’s Board.
The company, which has raised over $2m since launch, intends to use the funds to continue to build out its product and engineering team, enhance its platform and prepare for expansion.
Led by Bjorn Ovick, co-founder and CEO, and Marissa Ovick, co-founder and COO, Staffly is a staffing app that connects retailers with pre-vetted, qualified hourly retail staff, on demand, through their mobile devices. Through the company’s services and platform, retailers can choose from its database of pre-screened, insured Staffers – all W2 employees of Staffly.
With the pilot program beginning in March 2015 and the official launch in September 2015, Staffly has grown to employ hundreds of staffers serving a multitude of retail clients in the Bay Area, with plans to launch in additional markets in the coming year.