7shifts Raises Seed Round to Help Restaurants Run More Efficiently

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Saskatoon’s 7shifts, a provider of employee scheduling software for restaurants, has raised $1.2 million in seed financing.

The funding round was led by Relay Ventures, with participation from Globalive Capital, and previous investors Boost VC and Tim Draper.

The funds will be used, according to 7shifts, to expand its sales team, add new features and functionality to its scheduling software, and support the implementation of new marketing programs.

7shifts’ scheduling software and mobile app are used by restaurants to manage and evaluate the performance of shift workers.

“7shifts has achieved tremendous traction over the past year, supported by revenue growth of 300%,” said Jordan Boesch, founder and CEO of 7shifts. “We are laser focused on restaurants and deliver scheduling software that our customers love. Add to this an injection of funding from investors who offer a wealth of mobile and restaurant experience, and we are incredibly well positioned to capture an even greater share of the market.”

Unlike other employee scheduling software solutions, 7shifts is only focused on restaurants.

“Mobile devices are changing the way businesses in the service industry are managed,” said Alex Baker, partner at Relay Ventures. “Beyond helping restaurants manage their schedules, 7shifts creates a community for employees, enabling them to communicate, plan, and interact in a closed and secure environment.”

The startup also has offices in Toronto.

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