Andgo Systems raises $5.6 million to help manage employee absences


Andgo said it has added new large healthcare organizations as customers.

Saskatoon-based SaaS startup Andgo Systems (formerly NC SmartCall) raised a Series A round of C$5.6 million.

Boston venture capital firm First Ascent and Waterline Ventures of Toronto jointly led the financing.

Founded in 2014, Andgo provides a scheduling platform that allows organizations to automate processes such as onboarding employee absences, filling vacant shifts, as well as scheduling annual vacations.

Co-founders Tom Ross (CEO) and Erik Frederikson (CTO), along with Brittany Melnyk (VP of Product) run Andgo.

Andgo claims to have expanded its customer base with major healthcare organizations across North America. The company did not disclose the names of its new customers.

Tony van Marken, managing partner at First Ascent, said the company’s investment in Andgo represents its belief in the company’s market potential for its technology and management’s ability to execute on its vision.

“Andgo has a demonstrated ability to deliver value to the most demanding businesses consistently, which is exemplified by their 100% customer retention rate,” van Marken said.

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This latest investment, according to Andgo, will go towards expanding its workforce. According to its LinkedIn page, Andgo currently has around 60 employees. Andgo said growing its team will allow the company to meet demand from organizations that want to modernize their approach to planning challenges, such as shrinking budgets, staffing shortages, employee satisfaction and retention. employees.

Some of this demand can be attributed to the influx of Canadians traveling in and out of the country as pandemic restrictions on air travel have eased. In the first quarter of this year, Statistics Canada found that Canadians made 46.5 million trips within or outside Canada, nearly 20 million more than in the first quarter of the previous year.

As the job market continues to be impacted by changing trends (remote and hybrid environments), the return of air travel, layoffs and hiring sprees, Andgo is among a number technology providers who want to help companies plan and optimize the workforce, alongside Quebec-based Voila, Toronto-based start-up Humi and Saskatoon-based Coconut Software.

Featured image from Andgo Systems website.

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