KCRise invests in Wichita tech that can hire service workers – Kansas City Business Journal

QuickHire, a Wichita tech startup that helps companies hire service workers, announced Wednesday that it closed a $1.41 million funding round.
The round was led by Chicago-based Math Venture Partners, but KCRise Fund participated, along with Wichita-based Tenzing Capital Ventures and several other venture capital companies.
The funding round makes the co-founders of QuickHire two of only about 100 Black women to raise more than $1 million in venture capital funding since this time last year, according to a release.
“We are underserved founders serving underserved workers. The more barriers we can remove, the more opportunity we can unleash for deserving, hard-working people,” Co-founder Muhwezi-Hall said in the release.
The platform, which launched in April, aims to reduce the labor shortage by connecting service workers to open jobs. Other existing hiring platforms cater to white collar workers.
QuickHire has about 60 paying clients that are mid- to large-size service industry companies, including Fuzzy’s Taco Shop and Homewood Suites by Hilton. It is targeting targeting Wichita and Kansas City for growth but expects to expand throughout the Midwest next year, according to the Wichita Business Journal, a sister publication of the Kansas City Business Journal.
“Given the service worker shortages across the county, we are helping workers and companies connect not just for a job, but for a career,” Muhwezi-Hall said in the release.
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