Pre-seed funding allows scalability for flexible working platform
Flexa is very excited to announce that they have successfully raised £250,000 from a consortium of international and domestic investors, including renowned angel investors Simon Franks and Douglas Choi. The round is being led by venture capital firm, QVentures. The funds will be used to support the scaling up of Flexa’s flexible working platform.
Flexible working is now the number one candidate demand in the job market - with over one third of candidates citing a lack of flexible working as a deal-breaker. However, until now, there has been no way of knowing which companies truly offer flexible working. The investment will enable Flexa to continue its expansion in the UK and Ireland through rapid candidate acquisition and verification of truly flexible companies.
“I was let go from a previous role because I needed to work from home occasionally in order to accommodate my autoimmune disease. The fact that candidates do not know whether they will be able to work in a way that works for them is unacceptable. We are on a mission to bring a more flexible, inclusive way of working to as many people as we possibly can," Flexa’s Co-Founder, Molly Johnson-Jones, explained.
Robert Walsh, Managing Partner at QVentures, says: “Having first met with the team at Flexa a year ago, we've seen first hand the drive they have in connecting job seekers with truly flexible employers in the rapidly evolving office environment. A testament to this has been the companies that Molly and Maurice have brought on board and the glowing reviews they've received so far. With this investment, we're confident that the team at Flexa will be able to better serve both job seekers and companies, in these challenging times where companies look to see how they can effectively recruit and employ best practices to manage a remote workforce.”
Flexa is a job and employer brand platform that works exclusively with truly flexible companies. The business has quickly grown to colonise the flexible working space with over 40,000 users and 30 partner companies.