When I Work Raises Another $5m & Acquires Toronto Competitor



Via News Release

“St. Paul, Minn. — When I Work, an employee scheduling and time clock app used by more than 30,000 businesses around the world is announcing its acquisition of Shifthub, a Toronto-based company that also operates in the workforce management / employee scheduling space.

In addition, the St. Paul-based company also recently secured an additional $5M from its current group of investors in an effort to expand operations, accelerate hiring, and continue to help businesses of all sizes save time and be more successful.”

The acquisition of Shifthub will help When I Work expand its presence and advance its mission of helping every hourly worker in the world when they’re on the job, off the job, or between jobs.

“I’m personally thrilled to see this acquisition move forward,” said Jeremy Potvin, founder and CEO, Shifthub. “I’m really looking forward to giving our customers the opportunity to continue to succeed as a result of this transition.”

The second round of funding from the current group of When I Work investors, e.ventures,Greycroft Partners, and Arthur Ventures, will allow the company to double-down on its success as the market leader helping small businesses at an unprecedented scale. In addition, the company will be able to further expand its channel strategy by partnering with more companies like Square, as well as introducing new, enterprise-grade support for larger businesses.

“We’ve always been committed to creating transformative, simple products that help hourly employees and managers work better together,” said Chad Halvorson, founder and CEO, When I Work. “This acquisition and the new round of funding will be instrumental in helping us continue our unprecedented growth, add new members to our team, improve our products, and make work better for hundreds of thousands of businesses—small and large—around the world.”

Over the next 12 months, When I Work will seek to double the size of its entire team through open positions in development, marketing, customer care, sales, engineering, and product design. To learn more and to apply, visit the When I Work Careers page.

About When I Work

When I Work is the easiest way to schedule and communicate with your employees. Over 30,000 businesses and over half a million users in over 50 countries rely on When I Work for employee scheduling, time clock and communication—including Uber, Tesla, Ben & Jerry’s, GrubHub, Winmark, and the Columbus Zoo. When I Work uses an innovative blend of collaborative communication technologies, including the web, mobile apps, text messaging, social media, and email, to make teams more efficient, more accountable, and better prepared. Most traditional workforce management software is clunky, cumbersome and difficult to install and maintain. When I Work is a simple, intuitive, mobile-first solution that owners and managers can implement and start using in five minutes, not five months—no IT required.