Career discovery platform QuickHire has received $1.41 million in a financing round led by MATH Venture Partners.
The company, which helps service workers connect with employers and targets the Wichita and Kansas City areas, will use the funding towards technology investments and expanding their team.
“Nearly 110 million people in the U.S. work in the service industry, yet, employment technology innovations primarily cater to white-collar jobs,” said Deborah Gladney, cofounder of QuickHire.
QuickHire launched in April of this year and has seen fast growth due to the ongoing labor shortage. Currently, the company has over 60 clients from mid-to-large sized service industry companies, as well as over 11,000 job seekers.
The new funding makes Gladney and fellow cofounder Angela Muhwezi-Hall only two of around 100 Black women who have raised over $1 million in venture funding as of December of 2020.
“We are underserved founders serving underserved workers,” said Muhwezi-Hall. “The more barriers we can remove, the more opportunity we can unleash for deserving, hard-working people.”