The Parisian HR software startup Popwork has banked €1.5 million in seed funds.
The round is led by Evolem, and also features angel investors from tech and HR backgrounds.
Popwork wants to ease the workload of managers left with too much on their shoulders due to a lack of methodology, resources and management software tools.
The company's software-as-a-service allows line managers to take on a whole range of "management rituals", including 1:1 catchups, routine feedback, personal development goals and task management.
"Because they lack support and don't have access to management tools, team leaders are improvising the way they manage their teams. It is inefficient and demotivating.
"Popwork transforms any manager into a better manager. The impact on employee retention and engagement is immediate.”