Shyfting Gears

Shyft, the mobile-first solution for schedule distribution, schedule changes, and team messaging, has raised $6.5m in a Series A round co-led by Ignition Partners and Madrona Venture group, bringing the company’s total funding to date to $8m.

Founded in 2015, the Seattle, WA-based startup provides an app for employers to solve labor inefficiencies by allowing their workers to swap shifts, message each other, and earn more money by picking up shifts that might otherwise go unstaffed. Since launching, Shyft has been chosen as the mobile workforce management platform for Gap Inc., including brands such as Old Navy, Gap, Banana Republic, and Athleta, in addition to other retail and service establishments that are both wholly-owned and franchise-based.

“Shyft is changing the way hourly workers manage their schedules across its customers base of retailers, distribution centers and service establishments, putting control in the palms of their hands and championing employee empowerment. The product fit, market timing and of course the growth trajectory make us thrilled to work alongside Brett and the entire Shyft team.” – Managing Partner at Ignition Partners, Bob Kelly.

Bottom Line: This is what going beyond insurance looks like – providing tools and services for policyholders that make their lives easier.

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