Blueboard Secures $9.3M in Series A Funding


Blueboard, a San Francisco, CA-based rewards and recognition platform used to engage employees and top-performers with curated experiences, closed a $9.3m Series A funding.

The round was led by Origin Ventures, with participation from Greycroft, Bullpen Capital, Plug and Play, Gaingels, and Martin Babinec, founder of TriNet.

The company will use the new funding to invest into the technology powering their products, platform, and enterprise capabilities, as well as international expansion to support a growing roster of global Fortune 500 clients.

Co-founded by Kevin Yip and Taylor Smith in 2014, Blueboard provides a platform for companies of any size to create personalized employee recognition and incentive programs that celebrate and elevate their best talent. Once a reward is sent by a manager, recipients can choose the experience that’s most meaningful to them, and the company’s concierge service handles all bookings, payments, and logistics.

The company has built a global footprint over the past 2 years, offering more than 4,000 personalized experiences in over 70 countries. Customers include Abbott’s diabetes care business, Pinterest, Shake Shack, and Ubisoft.



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