Culture Shift, a Manchester, UK-based technology company that has created a platform for people to confidentially and safely report workplace harassment, secured a £1.35m funding round.
The round was led by Praetura Ventures, with participation from GC Angels.
The deal was led by Praetura Ventures’ Louise Chapman, Myrto Lalacos and Pete Carway. Carway will join the Culture Shift board as a non-executive director.
The company intends to use the funds to expand its team, develop its proprietary software and accelerate its rollout to business customers, with a focus on FTSE 350 and heavily-regulated sectors.
Founded in 2018 and led by Gemma McCall, CEO, Stuart Bradley, COO and Carl Sadd, CTO, Culture Shift provides a software platform for reporting bullying and harassment. The solution is designed to empower those who are reluctant to report wrongdoing, by removing barriers to reporting, and ensuring they have a secure and confidential platform in which to do so. The software also allows victims or witnesses of harassment to access support for what they’ve experienced as well as giving organisations oversight of any worrying trends, helping them to tackle them. Businesses can also analyse data to identify trends that mean they can take appropriate action. They can monitor any worrying behaviour and intervene early with communications or specific training. The company currently has more than 50 customers.