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Quinyx Funding Announcement - A letter from the Founder

There’s never been a more exciting time for Workforce Management than right now. At Quinyx we’ve always been pioneers. We’ve always had the courage to boldly go where no one has gone before.

There’s never been a more exciting time for Workforce Management (WFM) than right now.

At Quinyx we’ve always been pioneers. We’ve always had the courage (to steal a well used phrase) to boldly go where no one has gone before.

The global pandemic fundamentally shifted how we think about work. It’s altered when, where and how the workforce wants to work, it accelerated digital transformation in every single industry, and it’s shown us all the importance of being flexible and responding quickly to change.

It’s why we now stand on the edge of a new Workforce Management frontier. 

It started when I was a 17 year old student,  flipping burgers at McDonald’s. I quickly saw that my colleagues never knew when they were working next. My manager constantly had to deal with requests to switch shifts or frantically had to phone around at the last minute to find someone to fill an empty shift.

Surely it didn’t have to be like this - what if there was a way to automate the process of filling empty shifts, for everyone to see what shifts they were working and to easily switch shifts?

There was - and Quinyx was born.

It started as a mission to help my colleagues and manager. Today, our mission is to better the lives of millions of hourly workers by improving their work lives.

Recently, we’ve taken a huge step forward to fulfilling this mission with the announcement of $50M in funding, led by Battery Ventures. The investment is a real game-changer for Quinyx, the WFM industry, and all our customers. It enables us to accelerate product innovation and expansion, while continuing to support our core mission.

We’ve experienced rapid and sustained growth over the past year. This success reflects the demand for organizations hiring hourly workers to do more with less as they struggle to overcome the challenges of a global labor shortage. It’s more important than ever before for businesses to rethink labor management and the employee experience in order to increase staff retention and productivity.

Hourly workers and the companies employing them have always been at the centre of our product. Unlike most other providers, we come at WFM from an employee perspective and it’s why the employee experience will always sit at the heart of what we do.

Our next-generation technology - combined with industry-leading AI - makes revolutionary automation and optimization possible, placing us at the forefront of a market eager for innovation.

This funding is a significant milestone in our history and one that wouldn’t be possible without our passionate employees, our partners, and - of course - our amazing customers.

To all our customers, I would like to say thank you. Thank you for the faith you place in us, for being on this incredible journey with us, and for helping us make each day better for your employees.


By accelerating our product innovation we’ll be able to bring you even more value and help you make perfect schedules every time.

To all our partners and investors, we’re delighted to have you on board. Your shared expertize helps drive us, and together I know we’ll keep raising the bar as to what’s possible.

And finally, to our Herculean employees, the Quinyxers all over the world who work tirelessly to make  magic happen. Without you, none of this would be possible. Your dedication and your belief in our mission is second to none. You bring Quinyx to life, you embody our unique culture, and you make a difference to the lives of others every single day.

From our frontline support team through to our executives, I am full of admiration, pride, and respect for the work you do every day. 

This new frontier we’re about to step into is an incredibly exciting place. It’s a place where human tech improves the lives of millions of people on a daily basis. It’s a place where there are no limits to what’s possible. And, as we step into it, it’s Quinyx leading the way forward.  


- Erik Fjellborg, CEO and Founder, Quinyx

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