23 August 2018, India:
Workplace discussion app Hush has raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding round. The funding round was led by early-stage venture capital firm Accel Partners. Sanjay Nadkarni (Country Manager of Houzz India and ex-founder of BabyOye), and a group of HNIs (High Networth Individuals) also participated in the funding round.
The company will use the fresh capital to advance its mobile and web platforms with new and advanced features.
“It is very important for a company to hear their employees’ real and true opinions. With the escalating gap between available job opportunities and scarcity of talent, employee engagement and retention is important for every employer. We are focused on creating a restricted community for each workplace by encouraging employees to voice their opinions on various discussions, starting polls on relevant topics and exchanging views candidly without the fear of retribution (which is the case with traditional forms of feedback),” said Ashutosh Dabral, Co-Founder of Hush.
“With a rising gap between available job opportunities and scarcity of talent, employee engagement and retention is important for every employer. Organisations need to accept anonymous employee engagement platforms as a part of their culture. Hush is transforming the way employees communicate and enables fearless diversity of opinions. I’m really excited to be a part of the early growth story of Hush,” said Sanjay Nadkarni.
“The faith of our investors has added credibility to our model and boosted our confidence; we are creating a great solution for employees and employers alike. We will use this fresh round of funds to build an even stronger tech team and expand our operations to various cities,” said Umesh Joshi, Co-Founder, Hush.
Hush was founded by Ashutosh Dabral and Umesh Joshi in 2017. It is a mobile app that aims to provide a voice to employees. It is an application that provides forums for employees to express their real opinions, pressing concerns, and difficult questions on topics that are important to them.
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