Oslo-based Equality Check has raised €1.25 million in a seed round that is expected to further product development and international expansion. The platform sources anonymous reviews from employees and aims to provide better workplaces through increased transparency and accountability.
In 2017, 19 million people tweeted #MeToo. It was this show of sexual harassment in the workplace that spurred co-founders Dr. Marie Louise Sunde and Isabelle Ringnes to launch Equality Check. In addition to offering prospective employees insights into corporate cultures, the platform also offers organisations a mechanism to assess their own progress in promoting and maintaining gender equality policies.
“Diversity and gender equality have become one of the most important global trends and we’re excited to see that investors see the potential Equality Check has as a catalyst for equal opportunities, talent development, and competitive advantage in the workplace,” commented CEO Marie Louise Sunde. “All organisations need help to interpret their own data, understand where they can improve and learn what measures to implement to improve diversity and inclusion.”
“Through Equality Check, Marie and Isabelle have built tools to help organisations monitor, improve and report on their diversity and inclusion work,” commented Alliance Ventures’ Johan Gjesdahl. “With a deep passion for the subject and proven ability to execute, we are strong believers in the team they are building.”