Robin Raises $20 Million For Improving the Modern Workplace

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Software as a Service (SaaS) workplace scheduling and management platform developer Robin wants to modernize today’s workspace, and they received more funding to help make that happen.

The Boston based startup announced a $20 million Series B funding round led by Tola Capital. Accomplice, FirstMark and newcomer Allegion Ventures joined in this funding round. $27 million has been raised since its first funding round in May 2016.

Robin is working to help change the culture of the modern workplace at a time when businesses can choose between operating in its own facility, or basing out of a co-working site like the ones owned by WeWork. They believe that workplaces must be orderly and supportive of productivity as well as be comfortable for staff.

So far, Robin has more than 1,300 corporate clients managing its work spaces, including HotSpot, DraftKings, Shopify and Pendo. It has established new relationships with Herman Miller, Creston and Convene. Recently, the company added Amazon as a partner add voice controlled room scheduling through Alexa for Business.

“Workplaces exist to support the employees. Offices need to support all the types of work that happen throughout the day — or lose to a local coffee shop,” said Sam Dunn, Robin’s CEO, in a statement. “We give companies insight into what their team needs from the office — with apps for scheduling, seating charts, or mapping the workplace.”

“Robin sits right at the intersection of people and space, two of any company’s most significant cost drivers. As such, it can deliver exceptional value to its customers,” adds Aaron Fleishman, a partner in lead funder, Tola. “Robin’s software manages the full experience for flexible workspace, not only improving the workplace for employees but also equipping employers with the insights required to continuously adapt the office as needs evolve.”

Robin plans to invest the new capital in establishing the first platform to integrate today’s workforce into a modern and flexible work environment. In addition, it also plans to do more hiring and expand its Boston headquarters.

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