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Employee app Blink launches with €9.2M funding, aims to connect key workers during COVID-19

Blink, a brand new sensible worker app has been formally launched in the present day. Over the previous 15 months, Blink has been developed and deployed in partnership with main organisations, together with Stagecoach, Domino’s and the NHS to empower and defend frontline and key employees inside their organisations. 

Along with the launch, Blink has additionally raised £8.2 million (€9.2 million approx.) in capital, led by Paris and San Francisco-based enterprise capital agency Partech, alongside a roster of excessive profile Angel Investors. They embrace Mark Paterson, founding workforce Orange, General Council. Chairman Swiftkey, FromCounsel, Sparqa Legal. Chairman of Blink, additionally Hank Vigil – SVP Microsoft, investor in Square, Pinterest, ClassPass, Dopper Labs, Algolia, Onfido, and extra.  

Blink app: How does it work?

Frontline employees make up 50% of the workforce, however too typically they endure from poor worker satisfaction, excessive employees turnover & irritating operational processes. Working throughout transit, healthcare, logistics, manufacturing, building and amenities administration sectors, Blink goals to convey concerning the Frontline of the Future; decentralised and empowered.

The firm, based by CEO Sean Nolan, designed the app to empower key employees on the frontline. It offers them with a single app to entry all vital info and programs and the power to attach with their colleagues. 

For the previous yr, Blink has been partnering with frontline organisations to unravel real-life issues for his or her employees. The first main rollout in January 2019 was for 22,000 workers at transport firm Stagecoach. 

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Employees can entry rosters, full digital kinds for depart, absence and accidents, entry digital payslips and suggestions in real-time to managers on points and issues impacting them.

Since then, Blink has been deployed in over 100 organisations in 14 international locations together with prospects such because the NHS and the Prison Service. Two months into the lockdown, Blink had been accessed 25 million instances by frontline employees.

The Blink app permits firms to push out info to workers’ private telephones, like wellbeing & compliance messages, together with COVID-19 updates. Crucially, it helps workers who had been beforehand disconnected from the office; it offers them a voice to suggestions to managers; it protects them by way of lowering transference dangers from paper by introducing digital kinds.

Delivers tangible outcomes for its prospects

The startup has been in a position to double worker engagement charges and the dropped employees turnover by as much as 26 per cent. In recognition of their new method to remodeling frontline tradition, Blink received three ‘Digital Workplace of the Year’ awards final yr within the USA, UK and Australia, towards competitors from Microsoft, Google and Facebook.

So far in 2020, the Blink workforce has doubled in measurement and opened places of work in Sydney and New York. Demand for his or her service has required an additional recruitment drive, with plans to double in measurement once more this summer time. April noticed the corporate rising on the quickest tempo but, as firms adopted Blink as a part of their COVID-19 response, with the best progress within the Healthcare and Care Home sectors.

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The London-based startup is now opening up the platform so any firm can get began instantly with a easy on-line set-up course of through the corporate web site. With a 14 day free trial, 24/7 help, and a 100 day money-back assure, firms can join their complete workforces in the present day.

Sean Nolan, CEO, Blink feedback, “The COVID-19 disaster has underlined the vital function that frontline and key employees play in our society. The entire deskless workforce has been starved of funding. Now greater than ever they want empowering with higher instruments to allow them to successfully carry out their important roles. Every employee wants instantaneous entry to the newest info round staying protected, a voice for feeding again to administration, and the potential to help their friends on the frontline.”

“We began Blink to make it straightforward to empower employees wherever they’re; with info at their fingertips but in addition have a voice in bettering day-to-day operations. We consider in case you empower and equip these on the frontline, they’re finest positioned to make a distinction. The organisations that can survive and thrive within the subsequent decade might be those that put their frontline first.”

Peter Durkin, Business Development, Blink provides, “Just as Zoom’s progress has been bullish amongst desk-based employees in lockdown, Blink has been explosive amongst deskless employees; significantly within the transport, well being and care sectors.”

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Further, Romain Lavault, General Partner, Partech says, “Blink is the digital spine of firms who run the actual world and don’t sit behind a pc. Most organisations have realised throughout this disaster how a lot they rely upon their frontline workers. It’s for the thousands and thousands of important nurses, bus drivers, building employees or provide chain operators that run the economic system. In only a yr, Blink has already been adopted by greater than 60,000 enterprise customers within the UK, US and Australia who open the Blink app greater than 15 instances per day on common. This huge adoption is one of the best tribute to the unimaginable work completed by Sean, Barry and your entire Blink workforce. We are thrilled to have been supporting them from Day 1 and stay up for the worldwide enlargement forward.”

With a portfolio of just about 180 firms unfold throughout 30 international locations in Europe, the US, Africa, and Asia, Partech has been one of many main worldwide traders serving to visionary founders for nearly 40 years. With over €1.5B below administration, Partech invests from €200Ok to €50M in B2B and B2C applied sciences reshaping industries. Companies backed by Partech have accomplished greater than 21 IPOs and greater than 50 strategic M&A transactions valued over $100M. 

— Press launch

Main picture credit: Blink

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