Dana Safa Bernardino
June 1, 2023 | Posted by FSR Magazine
EMERGING Fund, a leading growth capital firm specializing in technology startups in the restaurant category, has announced its investment in 1Huddle, a workforce technology company that develops skills of workers across the globe using science-backed, quick-burst mobile games. The investment will be used to fuel 1Huddle’s growth and expand its innovative coaching and development platform across the hospitality space.
Founded in 2015, 1Huddle has quickly become a trusted partner to some of the world’s fastest growing brands, including Madison Square Garden, Loews Hotels, and Audible. The company’s platform uses game-based learning to make employee coaching and development more engaging, effective, and efficient. Its approach has helped companies prepare for the future of work by improving employee retention, productivity, and bottom-line results by increasing sales and customer service scores.
“We are excited to partner with 1Huddle and support their vision for transforming corporate training,” said Mathew D. Focht, CEO at EMERGING. “Their platform is innovative and effective, and we believe it has the potential to disrupt the entire industry.”
The investment from EMERGING will help 1Huddle accelerate its growth plans and expand its customer base across the restaurant category. The company will use the funding to accelerate growth, enhance its platform’s capabilities, and develop new game-based training solutions.
“EMERGING’s investment is a major milestone for us and a testament to the impact our platform is having on the restaurant industry,” said Sam Caucci, CEO and Founder of 1Huddle. “With their support, we can take our platform to the next level and help more companies transform their training programs.”
The partnership between EMERGING and 1Huddle represents a significant opportunity to revolutionize workforce training and help companies stay competitive in a rapidly changing business landscape.
1Huddle is a workforce tech company that onboards, upskills, and develops employees through the use of science-backed quick-burst mobile games. With a mobile-first approach to preparing the modern worker, a mobile library of 3,000+ quick-burst employee skill games, an on-demand game marketplace that covers 16 unique workforce skill areas, and the option for personalized content, 1Huddle is changing the way organizations think about their training – from a one-time boring onboarding experience to a continuous motivational tool. Key clients include Loews Hotels, Novartis, Madison Square Garden, PIMCO, TAO Group, and the United States Air Force. To learn more about 1Huddle and its platform, please visit 1huddle.co.
About EMERGING Fund
EMERGING Fund is a growth capital firm that invests in early stage concepts and innovative technology startups in the restaurant industry. The firm’s mission is to support entrepreneurs who are building the next generation of transformative companies. EMERGING provides funding, mentorship, and resources to help startups grow and succeed. To learn more about Emerging, please visit emerging.com/fund.
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Dana Safa Bernardino, Manager of Digital Marketing at 1Huddle
"1Huddle is a great tool to drive knowledge retention and make it sticky, make it fun, and also serves as a huge analytics tool for us to understand the quality of the stuff we’re rolling out.”
—James Webb, Global People Development & Engagement
Annual savings per location (312+)
“All of a sudden, people are playing the game multiple times a day to rack up points to get to the top of the leaderboard.”
—Lauren Constable, VP of Operations
Annual savings opening
5 new locations
“This thing is amazing. I’m awestruck with the power of this tool. 1Huddle makes running and operating restaurants fun and greatly increases our employees’ knowledge.”
—Tony Daddabbo, Director of Training
in training time
Annual savings across 60 locations