Smart employee app Blink launches with £8.2m funding

Blink, an app to connect frontline workers to their organisations, has raised £8.2 million funding as it prepares to launch today.

The app has been developed over the course of 15 months in partnership with organisations including NHS, Stagecoach and Domino’s - whose workers are considered frontline workers during the COVID-19 crisis.

Founder and chief executive Sean Nolan designed the app to prove key workers with a single point of access to important information and systems and the ability to connect with their colleagues. It allows companies to push out information to employees’ personal phones, like wellbeing and compliance messages, including COVID-19 updates.

Employees can access rosters, complete digital forms for leave, absence and accidents, access digital payslips and feedback in real-time to managers on issues and concerns impacting them.

The first rollout in January 2019 was for 22,000 employees at transport company Stagecoach.

As it prepares to launch the platform to the wider marketplace, Blink has been deployed in over 100 organisations in 14 countries including customers such as the NHS and the Prison Service, with more than 25 million visits to the app from frontline workers in the first two months of lockdown.

The company has raised £8.2million in capital, led by venture capital firm Partech, alongside angel investors, and has doubled its workforce after opening offices in Sydney and New York this year.

Nolan commented: “Now more than ever employees need empowering with better tools so they can effectively perform their essential roles.

"Every worker needs instant access to the latest information around staying safe, a voice for feeding back to management, and the capability to support their peers on the frontline.”

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