1Huddle raises $5M Series A to reinvent the ‘Future Of Work’ through mobile gamification
Today, companies struggle to onboard, upskill and fire-up their employees for work. That’s the problem 1Huddle is solving. Using its mobile gaming platform, 1Huddle helps organizations onboard new hires. The startup also helps organizations to quickly and easily convert existing training manuals, videos, certifications and communications into quick-burst mobile games that create competition and can be played anywhere, anytime.
Today, 1Huddle announced it has raised $5 million in Series A funding to increase staffing, accelerate growth, and meet heightened global demand for its product. The roudd was led by Tribeca Venture Partners alongside Humbition, NRD Capital and Newark Venture Partners.
Founded in 2015 by Sam Caucci, the New York-based 1Huddle is a workforce tech startup company that onboards, upskills and fires up employees through the use of science-backed quick-burst mobile games. 1Huddle currently has over seventy paying clients, over 20,000 users and 5M game questions (including: ESPN, Audible, ESPN, Madison Square Garden, Loews Hotels, New York Mets, FASTSIGNS, Dog Haus, and Hand and Stone Franchises). It’s platform power the people that power teams. Featured on Fox News, CNN, CNBC, Fox Business, Huff Post, NY Daily News, Bloomberg & The Wall Street Journal.
“Work is changing fast, and companies struggle to train, develop and retain great workers,” said Sam Caucci, CEO and founder of 1Huddle. “With new technologies like automation, robots and AI impacting the very nature of work, the old ways of training and learning are failing.”
Caucci added, “Studies show that employees forget 70 percent of what they learn within three days when using traditional training software. With an 83 percent increase in performance over existing tools, 1Huddle offers the best, most successful way to create a prepared, connected and excited workforce.”
1Huddle games focus on skills development and increasing employee performance in a variety of verticals, from sports to retail, hospitality, restaurants, healthcare, municipalities, financial services and franchises. Clients include Audible, Novartis, the City of Newark, ESPN, Vineyard Vines, Tapestry, RWJBarnabas Health, Hyundai, Loews Hotels, Wegmans, Hand & Stone, and many others. 1Huddle also upskills employees with some of the country’s most prominent sports teams including the Golden State Warriors, Kansas City Chiefs, Madison Square Garden, Washington Capitals and Los Angeles Rams.
“Today’s workers don’t have the time or desire to sit through archaic, long-form desktop-based training,” said Chip Meakem, Managing Partner of Tribeca Venture Partners. “By mobilizing and gamifying training Sam and the 1Huddle team are engaging and educating workers the way they actually behave and learn to transform a $300 billion market.”