It’s exciting to work at a young startup that’s rapidly expanding and hiring new people, but with this also comes growing pains.
In small companies, it’s not out of the ordinary for one person to be responsible for multiple roles. As these companies expand it can be hard to remember who’s accountable for what or who reports to whom.
Ian White felt this struggle firsthand as someone who’s led multiple teams. As a proponent of technology, White always admired the software tools he used to get his job done. So he figured he’d create his own to make managing his teams easier, and thus ChartHop was born.
ChartHop is an organizational platform that can map out and plan the structure of a company’s teams. It allows HR and People teams to organize where employees fit into a larger workplace through org charts, custom reporting and headcount planning tools. As a result, it can help companies scale in a more deliberate way.
On Thursday, ChartHop launched out of stealth and announced it raised $5 million in a seed funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz.
This funding will help the company, which was founded in 2018, hire across engineering and sales roles, as well as partner with more companies. A handful of partners already use ChartHop for their workplace organizational needs, including InVision, Assurance, Sequoia Consulting Group and Teachable.
In a time when HR teams are often held back through manual processes and spreadsheets, White hopes his company can give them the organizational tools they need.
“Technology shouldn’t hinder HR and People teams from being strategic business partners or supporting employees — it should empower them,” White said in a statement. “This investment fuels our mission to equip all leaders with a data-informed approach to organizational management.”