Today, we are thrilled to announce our Series B funding round of $5.7 million, led by Hatteras Venture Partners. It’s an exciting way to start off 2018 and we have big plans for the year ahead. But before we dive into everything we have coming up and what we will use this funding for, we want to look back on a few of our accomplishments in 2017.
In 2017 we closed some major enterprise deals that will roll our technology out to thousands of healthcare facilities across the country. The paid manager platform gained 99% support satisfaction, and 85% of nurses said that when their department uses the technology, they are more satisfied at work and less likely to look for work elsewhere. We got close to a major landmark of half a million people to have downloaded the free mobile app. We achieved a 4.7 App Store rating.
On top of that, our team grew by nearly 50 percent. We added incredibly talented designers, engineers, account managers, marketers, and operations specialists. Literally every single team at NurseGrid saw new hires. We moved offices because we outgrew the space we were in. We even added some dogs to the team once we moved into our dog-friendly office.
To say it was a landmark year would be an understatement. And we are only getting started.
Our Series B comes at an exciting time for us. We feel fortunate to have Hatteras Venture Partners as new investors this round. And, we are especially excited that so many local investors participated in the round. We love our hometown of Portland, Oregon, and we hope to continue supporting the local technology sector.
As we look forward to 2018, we plan on using the funds to continue revolutionizing the way hospitals and healthcare facilities manage the schedule, open shifts, float pools, recruiting, and so much more. We will be implementing core scheduling and enabling staff to schedule themselves using smartphones. We will also build out the mobile Jobs Board, allowing nurses to apply for and seek out new jobs within the NurseGrid app. We are exploring new partnership opportunities and making NurseGrid the premier scheduling and staffing tool for healthcare facilities. To do all of this, our team will continue to expand, so if you’re looking for a job with an exciting startup, be sure to check out our open positions!
We can’t wait to bring our users new features and create an even better experience for them. If you have any suggestions for what else you’d like to see, be sure to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org! We hope you will follow along this year for more exciting announcements.