Work Startup ChangeEngine Announces $5.5 Million Seed Funding


ChangeEngine, an innovative workplace technology solution that enables businesses to discover, design, and deliver the employee moments that matter most, announced a $5.5 million seed round. Struck Capital led this round of funding, which was joined by Bonfire Ventures, Builders VC, and Forward Partners.

ChangeEngine helps companies treat their employees like internal customers in the hybrid work environment by syncing with their employee data, creating employee persona segments to drive high-value communications, designing engaging visual content that aligns the external & internal brand, and empowering companies to launch best-in-class workplace initiatives faster with their hand-curated template library.

Andrew Higashi, CEO of ChangeEngine, said that the company is a command center for all employee-facing initiatives. It is a centralized platform that helps companies design and deliver the most important employee moments. In today’s economic climate, leaders understand the need to improve their internal communications and maintain alignment among global teams. However, this is challenging with existing systems that do not work together. ChangeEngine offers a revolutionary solution that enables companies to launch internal campaigns throughout the employee lifecycle and be at the forefront of the future of work.

ChangeEngine’s four founders, who previously worked together and exited fast-growing HR & People tech and Marketing tech startups, launched their platform in May 2022, and the company has experienced significant growth since then, including a 9x increase in net new customer logos and annual recurring revenue in less than six months.

Founded in 2021, ChangeEngine is a ‘future of work’ company that enables individuals and teams to discover, design, and execute employee-facing initiatives. With ChangeEngine, companies can attract & retain top talent, increase the adoption of key employee initiatives, and save hundreds of hours via internal communications automation. ChangeEngine boasts a robust suite of integrations embedded across a wide range of systems of record. ChangeEngine was co-founded by Andrew Higashi (CEO), Kes Thygesen (CPO), Gaurav Saini (CCO), and Rick Tank (CTO) and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with offices in London and LatAm.

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