Initiafy, a Dublin, Ireland- and New York-based job training platform for contractors and short-term workers, secured $1.5m in seed funding.
Backers included Delta Partners Group, ACT Venture Capital and private investor Leslie Buckley.
The company plans to increase its United States presence over the next few months, expecting to grow by over 300 percent in 2015.
Led by Julie Currid and Sean Fennell, initiafy provides an online software tool for companies of any size to train new contractors and temporary workers before they start work. Training topics are built by the customer and range from specific on-the-job skills, to administrative paperwork, to cultural integration of new hires.
Users complete self-paced sessions on computers or mobile devices, and employers can check new hires’ understanding by setting up review questions to unlock each chapter of training. Information can be presented through text, audio or video and in multiple languages. Employers also have the ability to update materials instantly, keeping workers apprised of new standards or procedures.
The company partners with players in construction, mining, oil and gas, retail and hospitality industries including Sodexo, Pfizer, Gilt, Gilbane, Balfour Beatty, Amey, Domino’s Pizza.
initiafy has rebranded from Induction Manager (EMEA) and Orientation Manager (US) to initiafy, in order to unify its online software into one brand.