Atlanta-based Collab Capital says “I’m in” for local employee scheduling app with $1 million investment

Absenteeism continues to plague offices across the country. Illness, childcare logistics, and transportation issues are the main reasons someone calls unemployment, which ultimately wreaks havoc on a company’s bottom line.

According to a recent report by US Bureau of Labor Statistics. About one million American employees miss work every day only because of stress.

Atlanta-based entrepreneur Lauren Wilson knew this issue well from his time in the HR space. She wanted to fight absenteeism and help companies fill unfilled hours, so she dove into the world of startups with I’m in.

The app is all about workforce optimization. Employees can choose specific hours based on their needs that week, helping them break away from the rigid 9-5 while ensuring employers have the people they need to get through the day successfully. and in full.

The app also offers companies the ability to create incentive structures and improve communication options with employees. Employees are able to incentivize certain hours that are harder to fill.

“There is also a reward system with silver, gold, platinum status that is customizable for each customer,” Wilson added.

The “on-demand work” model has exploded with the rise of the gig economy as well as the new realities facing remote and hybrid work environments. This momentum helped ImIn become an independent company earlier this year. It immediately caught the attention of outside investors. Collab Capital, the Atlanta-based venture capital firm led by Jewel Burks Salomon, Justin Dawkins, and Barry Givensinvested a $1 million seed round in the HR startup earlier this summer.

Wilson is using the seed funding to automate the planning platform and bring the app to market. She told Hypepotamus that she got ImIn off the ground by targeting business process outsourcing (BPO) companies, but don’t think the application is limited to this segment.

Wilson hired a sales manager and a product manager to help the startup grow. She also strategically integrates the in-house development team.

Wilson, a graduate of the University of Georgia, Georgia State, and American University, began her career with Georgia-based outsourcing services company Chime Solutions.

She is one of a growing number of Southeast Founders making their mark on HRTech in our post-pandemic world.

And with the new seed investment, Wilson joins an impressive but incredibly small list of black female founders who have recently raised venture capital funds. Only 49 black women entrepreneurs raised more than $1 million in 2021, according to Business Intern. On the Southeast list are Resilia (New Orleans), The Labz (Atlanta), GoodFynd (Alexandria, Virginia), Kushaeu (Fort Worth, Florida) and Mixtroz (Birmingham).

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