New Zealand employee experience design startup Excellent has raised NZ$2 million in a pre-Seed round.
ANZ VC Blackbird Ventures led the round, supported by Icehouse Ventures, Sir Stephen Tindall’s K1W1 ), and several other founders, including Sharesies founders Brooke and Leighton Roberts, Phase One Ventures CEO Mahesh Muralidhar, Joyous cofounder Mike Carden, Groov CEO Adam Clark, and Justine Smyth, chair at Spark NZ.
The funds are earmarked for international expansion.
Excellent helps company people managers collaborate with their employees to redefine what a modern workplace looks like using the emerging discipline of Employee Experience (EX) Design.
The Kiwi startup is making it easier for organisations and leaders to co-design experiences with employees, as a community-led platform providing learning and design tools tested in real businesses, as well as an accreditation pathway and networking opportunities.