B2B tech startup thisCLICKS clocks in 4 million dollars


thisCLICKSMinnesota B2B tech startup thisCLICKS has raised $4m in Series A funding from outside investors E.ventures (San Francisco), Greycroft (New York) and Arthur Ventures (North Dakota/Minneapolis).

ThisCLICKS offers two mobile first software products — When I Work and WageBase — targeted toward businesses with hourly employees.

When I Work is a platform for businesses to schedule and communicate with their workers. Using integrated technology from mobile phones, text messages, email, and social media, employers can schedule and communicate with employees on this simple, easy-to-use platform.

This fall, thisCLICKS introduced its second product, WageBase. Like When I Work, it uses mobile technology to track time, attendance and payroll for hourly employees. It’s designed to coordinate with When I Work to allow hourly employees to clock in and out of shifts from a mobile device — all the while enforcing scheduled shifts using GPS location.


The company has signed nearly 3,000 customers worldwide including The UPS Store, Aspen Snowmass, 1-800-GOT-JUNK, and SoundCloud; a total of 200,000 employees use When I Work and WageBase throughout the US, Canada, UK, Europe and Australia.

Founded in 2010 by Chad Halvorson, thisCLICKS was 100% bootstrapped — reaching double digit growth each month in 2013 and a one million dollar annual run rate.   The two time Minnesota Cup contender and 2013 high tech division champ didn’t set out to raise money, rather to build a remarkable company first.

“We’re not going to raise money until we get to a million dollar run rate…that was the promise we made to ensure we could find the right recipe for long term success and also reach favorable terms if we opted to raise as we now have.”

Together with CTO Daniel Olfelt, “A key employee and sidekick from the beginning,” thisCLICKS’ team of 12 plans to increase by 50% over the next few months with an emphasis on mobile product development horsepower.

“Onward and upward,” Halvorson says. “Now it’s time for us to get back to work.”


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  • Scott Olson

    Congrats to both Chad and his team and the investors – this is like throwing a can of gasoline on a bonfire – I am excited to see you guys take it to the next level.

    • http://wheniwork.com/ Chad Halvorson

      Thanks Scott! Ditto. Looking forward to watching App Data Room kick some ass in 2014 too. You guys took the platform to a whole new level in 2013.