Our little start up – Your FLOCK – a remote work tech startup. That helps increase employee engagement by discovering a team’s core values. Has secured £240k from GC Angels and a private angel. To bolster its development team and scale the product’s growth.
Your FLOCK helps employees become more engaged. And businesses to become more productive and successful. By helping develop cohesive and employee engagement driven company cultures. Your FLOCK is based on pioneering methodology created by co founder Michal Wisniewski and developed from Stanford University and then finished at the University of Manchester.
By recommending development activities that are aligned with users’ core values and those of their teams. Your FLOCK strengthens bonds between remote workers. Especially when they don’t have opportunities to build deep relationships with their colleagues as they are working from home.
Your FLOCK will use the investment to potentially recruit a senior developer. And promote a member of its development team. To integrate the tool with LinkedIn and other social platforms, enabling it to grow and scale.
The investment team.
It will also use the investment to evolve Your FLOCK into a pure Software as a Service (SaaS) offering. By curating users’ data with machine learning and artificial intelligence. Enabling it to provide deeper insights to team leaders of remote working teams.
Jess Jackson, head of investment at GC Angels, will join Your FLOCK’s board as part of the investment. Taking the proportion of women on its board to more than 60%. Something pretty much unheard of in the technology sector at present. With other amazing names in the investor ranks like multi award winning business owner Sandy Lindsay OBE.
GC Angels, the lead investor for this round, which is trialing Your FLOCK for their own team, supports SMEs. Raising early-stage scale-up capital ranging from £25k to £2m. Through a network of angel investors, institutional capital partners and in-house co-investment funds. GC Angels has raised over £31m for more than 30 businesses across Greater Manchester and the North West of England over a six year period.
So they know what they are talking about and doing. And as Jess Jackson, head of investment at GC Angels, said:
“Your FLOCK is a diverse business. With huge potential for growth. So we are proud to support it alongside our private co-investors.Ensuring that employees are engaged and aligned with company cultures will be critical for team leaders in the future. As we all balance remote and office working. And we’re confident that Your FLOCK will play a big part in enabling the world to do so.”
Dan Sodergren, co founder of Your FLOCK, said:
“Remote working has boomed during COVID-19. We’re excited to help newly remote workers to discover their core values and work more productively with their teammates. By enabling us to recruit a new senior developer. And appoint Jess Jackson to our board. This investment will also strengthen the diversity of our already inclusive team. As we look to scale up in the UK and beyond.”
Time to scale Your FLOCK.
As Dan says this investment is to be used to scale up the business to the UK and beyond. Which is where we are looking for our next round of investors. To promote and show true diversity. Bringing in different cultures to our investment board is the next challenge.
As co founder Michal Wisniewski says:
“Your FLOCK gaining investment is a great next step. It validates our model and way of thinking about the future of work and how machine learning can be used in learning and development and company culture change. The really exciting next step is bringing in more businesses to enrich our data set AND then to launch out of stealth mode. And then gain new investors so we can make a global impact.”
As this is what Your FLOCK is all about. Making a social impact, changing the future of work and work – especially remote work – for the next generation. As well as being customer focused as Michal’s core value shows us.
Want to find out Your CORE Value and that of Your Team so You can develop Yourself and Your Team.
Find out more at www.YourFLOCK.co.uk