London-based Hibob raises about €130 million additional funding to help midsize businesses modernize HR

Hibob, the company behind ‘bob’, the HR platform that is changing the work experience for fast-growing, mid-sized businesses and their employees, just raised about €130 million in Series C funding. The round was spearheaded by General Atlantic, with participation from existing investors including Bessemer Venture Partners, Battery Ventures, Eight Roads, Entrée Capital, and others. This round brings the company’s total investment to €237 million since Hibob was founded in late 2015. Additionally, Hibob now joins the unicorn club, being valued at over $1 billion.

The new funding will be used to drive continued global expansion and develop innovative work tech modules that are designed to support customers’ growth.

Modern companies need technology to not only support the administration side of their HR processes but also to cultivate positive cultures for all people, whether dispersed, fully remote, or hybrid work. This is the value proposition that Hibob offers and is the reason why the company has achieved triple-digit revenue growth year-over-year serving more than 1,500 mid-sized customers that operate in more than 134 countries.

Hibob is headquartered in London, but operates several other offices across North America, EMEA, and Australia. 65% of the company’s customer base is headquartered in the UK and European markets.

Ronni Zehavi, the Co-founder and CEO of Hibob stated: “We are targeting a massive market that is worth tens of billions of dollars, and Hibob is just beginning its mission to penetrate this opportunity. Our vision is that the ‘bob’ platform will be the last HRIS suite that mid-sized companies will ever need to purchase, and as we continue to listen to our customers, we aim to grow our solutions with them and help propel their businesses forward. With this recent funding, Hibob’s plan is to invest significantly in building tools to fit organizations’ evolving needs and acquire great technologies to complement our offerings, while also expanding our global presence to reach more companies and their dispersed teams worldwide.”

The market has embraced Hibob as HR leaders are increasingly pinpointing viable solutions to address the ongoing workplace challenges of automation, global expansion, and agility. With legacy HR technologies ill-serving the unique needs of fast-growing mid-sized companies, the pandemic and subsequent current workplace environments have forced a fast maturation of this particular segment. Hibob is providing these organizations with one of the most premier modern HR technology solutions available.

Anton Levy, Co-President, Managing Director, and Global Head of Technology Investing at General Atlantic, commented: “We have tracked the company for years, and positive customer feedback further validates that Hibob’s platform has become a mission-critical component of HR tech stacks. Hibob will mark our sixth investment in an Israel-based company in under two years, signifying our strong conviction in the country’s market. We look forward to supporting the business’ global growth as it redefines employee engagement and HR technology.”