Charlie, a London, UK-based provider of an HR platform for small businesses, raised £1m in seed funding.
The round was led by Connect Ventures, with participation from Seedcamp as well as a group of angel investors including Nick Hungerford (Founder of Nutmeg), James Wise (Partner at Balderton), Alastair Mitchell (Founder of Huddle) and Ian Hogarth (Founder of Songkick), among others.
The company intends to use the funds to continue to expand operations and develop the platform.
Led by Rob O’Donovan, Co-Founder & CEO, Charlie is building an HR operating system for small companies that automates many of the administrative burdens that accompany managing teams.
CharlieHR onboards new employees, collects their information for payroll and manages all of their sensitive data securely in the cloud. The platform acts as an online directory for the team, enabling access of contact information and edit personal details, while allowing users to request/approve time off and track sick days. The team leader can access to an oversight of all that’s happening within the company.
CharlieHR is free and the company aims to generate by offering paid tailored products and services.