Hey, Get Back To Work – ShiftPlanning Raises $1M For Its Workforce Scheduling Platform

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ShiftPlanning, which offers a web-based platform to help employers schedule and co-ordinate their workforce, has raised a $1 million Series A round led by Berlin-based Point Nine Capital. This follows an undisclosed seed round last September, which we pegged at around $500k, bringing the startup’s total funding to just shy of $1.5m.

Along with Point Nine Capital, existing investors Philip Gude, Ken Fyfe, Josh Billesberger, Amos Billesberger, and Jason Morrison, also participated in this new round. In addition, Point Nine Capital partner Christoph Janz, also a previous investor, co-invested, while David Charron, VP of Sales at Clio, participated too.

The new capital will be used to “fuel the company’s growth”, says ShiftPlanning. To that end, it says that its workforce scheduling software is used by companies in more than 60 countries, seeing a “700 percent year-over-year increase in clients” since its launch in 2010, as meaningless as that is without raw numbers.

However, putting a little more meat on the bone, ShiftPlanning can certainly boast an impressive client win. It recently won a contract to be the platform used to coordinate scheduling of volunteers at the 2012 Olympic Games taking place in London right now.

Available via the web or dedicated apps for iOS, Android and BlackBerry, ShiftPlanning’s features include file sharing, extensive reporting options, real-time schedule conflict avoidance, third-party integration, employee shift swapping and online time-clocking.

In other ShiftPlanning news: The startup has opened a new headquarters in San Francisco, and announced that Philip Gude has joined as VP of sales. He previously built the sales teams at Arkadin Global and Business Wire.

Okay, now get back to work.