UK-based Blink announced a $20 million Series A round of venture capital for its front-line worker productivity app. They also announced a $100 million valuation on the round. This brings its total raised to $30.7 million. The deal was led by Next47.
Blink looks to merge deskless worker communication and employee experience found in apps like Beekeeper with a remote-first digital employee experience app, integrating enterprise and productivity apps into the front-line workspace. Work tech with a focus on the deskless or front-line worker has seen increasing focus since 2015. Like HR tech in most categories, that focus has been accelerated since the start of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Blink joins an increasingly crowded field of global competitors where emerging startups, scaleups and legacy HCM platforms are vying for this large segment of the global workforce.
$13.7 billion was invested globally in work tech through Q3 2021 across 299 deals. WorkTech Market Insiders can access insights and analysis of all of the deals in our Q3 report with a free membership.