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HRTech firm Humaans has raised $15 million (£13.2m) in Series A funding.

The employee management platform allows organisations to maintain a central hub of employee data while building a customisable people operations stack instead of a one-size-fits-all software platform. 

The stack helps companies manage employee data, documents, reporting and people processes that power the entire structure.

The round was led by Lachy Groom with participation from Exor; Exponent Founders Capital; Shopify founder Tobias Lütke; Slack founder Stewart Butterfield; Niantic COO Megan Quinn; Asana CRO Oliver Jay; Peakon founder Phil Chambers; BOND General Partner Jay Simons; and former Slack CPO April Underwood.

Previous investors including Moonfire Ventures, Frontline Ventures, and Next Play Ventures also participated in the round.

Co-founder and CEO Giovanni Luperti said the round would be used to further scale and consolidate its presence in Europe. 

“Work has changed in fundamental ways, and we’re building tools to help companies embrace these changes,” he said. 

“People teams are the company’s best strategic advantage, but only if they’re able to build the systems and processes to fuel its success. We’re excited to be able to draw on the expertise of some of the best operational and product thinkers from Silicon Valley who have invested in our vision. 

“This funding round will accelerate Humaans’ expansion into the European market and enable us to further invest into product and engineering.”

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Since raising $5m In 2021, the Y Combinator alumni company has grown significantly with customers in over 30 countries including Pleo, Juro, Pento, Fidel API, Manyone, accuRx and Birdie.

Former Stripe employee Groom said: “There are very few teams that can break through the noise of a busy yet complex market and build a truly exceptional and beloved product. 

“Humaans has the world-class product team to build the People stack needed for world-class organisations today, and are willing to play on longer time horizons than most to create a meaningful business.”

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