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Sapling Raises $4 Million to Build the People Management Platform of the Future

by Bart Macdonald

Feb 27, 2019

On behalf of our entire team, I’m proud to announce that Sapling has raised a $4 million seed round, led by Google’s AI-focused venture fund, Gradient Ventures, with participation from Tuesday Capital

As reported in TechCrunch, Sapling was founded in response the dramatic shift happening in virtually every organization around the world. Marked by increasingly distributed teams and connected by increasingly digital communications, HR teams are deploying new practices and technologies to give them an edge in attracting, empowering and retaining top talent.

To solve for these changes and challenges, Sapling is building the People Management Platform of the future — one focused on empowering People Operations teams with connectivity, data and insights on their global workforce, and driven by AI-powered automation and predictive insights.  

Since founding Sapling in 2016, we’ve grown our platform from a standalone onboarding solution, to include a comprehensive and customizable suite of HR and employee management tools, delivering astounding value for our amazing portfolio of customers whose teams span across more than 50 countries, including InVision, KAYAK, Digital Ocean, and many more.

Raising funding is never an end goal, rather a means towards our ultimate objective: helping our customers transform the way they connect with their employees, and in turn, enabling them to do their best work.

To that end, we are grateful for the opportunity to use this funding for ongoing innovation, R&D, and to double down on our award-winning customer success programming and People Ops community building.

From all of us here at Sapling, we want to say a big thank you to our community, including our partners, investors, and above all, our customers who have helped make all of this possible and have played a pivotal role in co-designing the future of work with us.

We can’t wait to share our next chapter together with you.  

 

Sapling is the people management platform of the future

Bart Macdonald

Bart is a Co-Founder and CEO of Sapling. He’s passionate about building software and training programs that prepare today’s HR leaders for the Future of Work. Prior to Sapling, Bart was an early employee at General Assembly in the education-technology space, and before that was an HR Consultant designing Onboarding and L&D programs for companies from 10 to 10,000 employees. He holds a degree in Human Resource Management from Macquarie University in Sydney, and is now a proud Californian resident.