Heynannyly, a B2B HR tech startup, has secured €1.6 million in funding during an oversubscribed seed round. Co-founders Anna Schneider and Julia Kahle have developed a nanny portal that addresses the challenge of balancing work and family life.
Based in Munich, Heynannyly provides companies with an HR dashboard that enables them to financially subsidize childcare hours, thereby supporting work-family compatibility. Previously, the administrative complexities involved in accessing this €600 per employee per year benefit prevented its utilization.
Heynannyly has attracted a diverse group of investors, including HR Tech VC allygatr, as well as eight business angels such as Dr. Marco Adelt (Co-Founder and Board Member of CLARK) and Dr. Elke Eller (former HR Director of VW and TUI). Additional investors include Olav Sehlbach, Cornelia Hoppe, Dr. Jens Wehrmann, Maren Wagener, Matthias Knälmann, and Dirk Bruckmann.
Notably, a Berlin-based family office specializing in HR, the Hamburg-based multi-corporate investor NCA, and renowned investors from the HR management sector, including Michael Kramarsch (Managing Partner of hkp group) and Dirk Muhndorf (Partner at Egon Zehnder), are significantly involved in the completed seed round. Hamburg-based investor Mathias Mudra and the German/Austrian impact investor Czernin – Godulla – Sellier have also joined in preparation for the market entry in Austria.
In addition to childcare solutions, Heynannyly’s portal now encompasses care support for senior individuals, addressing the entire life cycle of employees. This expanded offering provides companies with regular and short-term relief for their employees, reducing downtime and enhancing employee satisfaction. As a result, companies experience a return on investment while Heynannyly’s services alleviate the workload of HR teams, including initial consulting and vacation programs.
Heynannyly has already gained traction with customers across various industries and sizes, counting RTL, Böhringer Ingelheim, Codecentric, TÜV Süd, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, and recently Deutsche Bahn among its clients. Within just a few months of its founding in March 2022, Heynannyly received the Startup of the Year award at last year’s Founder Summit and attracted prominent investors at OMR (Online Marketing Rockstars).
With the successful seed financing round and the addition of senior care to its portfolio, Heynannyly strengthens its position in the market. The company plans to enter the Austrian market in the fall of 2023.