WorkTorch Raises $2.2M in Additional Funding


WorkTorch (fka QuickHire), a Wichita, KS-based provider of a service industry career platform, raised $2.2M in additional funding.

The round was led by Tenzing Capital with participation from MATH Venture Partners, Sandalphon Capital, KCRise Fund, Sixty8 Capital, Ruthless for Good Fund, Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund, Gene Camarena, Bloomberg Beta, Graham & Walker Venture Fund, GROWKS, New Community Transformation Fund – Denver, Mid America Angels and Women’s Capital Connection Network, and angel investor Jennifer Risher.

The company intends to use the funds to launch in several new cities including Chicago, Illinois; Denver, Colorado; Kansas City, Kansas and Missouri; Dallas, Texas; Nashville, Tennessee; and Atlanta, Georgia.

Led by Deborah Gladney and Angela Muhwezi-Hall, WorkTorch provides a service industry career platform giving business such features as job postings, candidate screenings, scheduling features, candidate matching, talent management tools, and more. WorkTorch currently has a roster of over 40,000 service industry applicants actively looking for jobs. Today, the company has more than 60 paying corporate clients (from mid-size to national service companies like Dunkin’ Donuts and Homewood Suites by Hilton).