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May 03, 2011 at 08:00 AM EDT
PeopleMatter Secures $7.2 Million in Series B Financing Led by Noro-Moseley Partners
Leading Talent Management Provider for the Service Industry to Accelerate Growth and Fuel Active Product Pipeline

CHARLESTON, S.C., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PeopleMatter, the fastest growing talent management provider for the service industry, today announced that is has secured $7.2 Million in Series B funding. The round was led by Noro-Moseley Partners, with participation from previous investors C& B Capital, Intersouth Partners, and Harbert Ventures.

"We've done extensive market research on the talent management industry. PeopleMatter's unconventional platform integrating the consumer, employee, and employer in targeted service based verticals is poised for substantial growth," said Mike Elliott, Noro-Moseley Partners Managing Partner who will join the PeopleMatter board of directors. "PeopleMatter is delivering real value to multiple stakeholders and has had overwhelming success with its existing customer base as it continues to rapidly acquire customers."

While point solutions address specific needs for the salaried workforce, PeopleMatter is the first company to provide a comprehensive talent management solution for service industry employers, employees and consumers. Delivered via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), the PeopleMatter ecosystem brings together HR software tools to HIRE, SCHEDULE, LEARN and ENGAGE the hourly workforce for C-Stores, Hospitality, Retail and the Foodservice industries from a single, integrated platform.

The funding will allow PeopleMatter to continue to expand sales and marketing in North America, continue to fuel an active product pipeline that is setting the agenda for the talent management industry, and invest in operations and services for customer success.

"We have seen our business accelerate rapidly as we continue to roll out innovative products for engaging and managing employees in the service industry," shared Nate DaPore, PeopleMatter Founder, President and CEO. "Our customers in the service industry verticals need a fully integrated platform to manage their people; which can positively impact their operations and revenue. With Noro-Moseley's involvement, as well as the continued support from our existing investors, we'll be able to take our vision to the next level and continue to set the industry standard with the most innovative and easy-to-use talent management platform available."

PeopleMatter signed more than 1,000 units in the first quarter of 2011 alone since launching the platform in September 2010. First quarter customers include customers such as Flash Foods, Noodles and Company, Boloco and Papa Gino's.

"The rapid adoption of PeopleMatter SaaS technologies, which began in the incubator offices of Charleston's Flagship back in 2009, is so encouraging," expressed Ernest Andrade, Charleston Digital Corridor Executive Director. "Their additional funding extends the CDC's mission to further develop Charleston's economic innovation through technology."

"PeopleMatter's vision extends well beyond talent management. Their unique business model to bring together consumers, employers, and employees is raising the bar in the industry. We've seen PeopleMatter add customers and scale their business at an incredible rate while developing new products and features faster than any of their competitors. They are creating a whole new dynamic for talent management in the service industry," said Wayne Hunter, Harbert Ventures Managing Partner.

About PeopleMatter

PeopleMatter provides a comprehensive talent management solution for the service industry. We help employers hire dependable employees, develop and engage their talent, and deliver exemplary customer service with an online suite of HR tools focused on hiring, scheduling, learning, performance management, and rewards and recognition. PeopleMatter. The name says it all. PeopleMatter is headquartered in Charleston, S.C., and on the Web at www.peoplematter.com.

SOURCE PeopleMatter

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