Human Resources Startups funded by Y Combinator (YC) in the San Francisco Bay Area 2024

June 2024

Browse 20 of the top Human Resources startups funded by Y Combinator. Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, these are some of the hottest and fastest-growing startups.

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  • Checkr
    Checkr (s2014)Active • 1,200 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Checkr builds people infrastructure for the future of work. And we believe everyone should have a fair chance to work. That's why we've designed a faster—and fairer—way to screen job seekers. For more information on our mission and products, visit http://checkr.com.
    artificial-intelligence
    compliance
    hr-tech
    api
    enterprise-software
  • Go1
    Go1 (s2015)Active • 650 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    In today’s environment, employees need training to ensure business compliance, skill development and to support an engaged workforce. Go1 brings together content from the world’s top training providers and makes it easy to access in whichever platform your organization uses. This makes it easier to deliver, manage and engage with training. Go1 also works with existing LMS, HRIS, and business systems to make learning simpler and more effective.
    elearning
  • Gusto
    Gusto (w2012)Active • 2,400 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Launched in 2012 as ZenPayroll, Gusto serves more than 300,000 businesses nationwide. Each year we process tens of billions of dollars of payroll and provide employee benefits—like health insurance and 401(k) accounts—while helping companies create incredible work places. Through one refreshingly easy, integrated platform, we automate and simplify your payroll, benefits, and HR, all while providing expert support. You and your employees will get the peace of mind you need to do your best work.
    b2b
    payroll
    health-insurance
  • Rippling
    Rippling (w2017)Active • 2,500 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Rippling gives businesses one place to run HR, IT, and Finance. It brings together all of the workforce systems that are normally scattered across a company, like payroll, expenses, benefits, and computers. For the first time ever, you can manage and automate every part of the employee lifecycle in a single system. Take onboarding, for example. With Rippling, you can hire a new employee anywhere in the world and set up their payroll, corporate card, computer, benefits, and even third-party apps like Slack and Microsoft 365—all within 90 seconds. Based in San Francisco, CA, Rippling has raised $1.2B from the world’s top investors—including Kleiner Perkins, Founders Fund, Sequoia, Greenoaks and Bedrock.
    hr-tech
  • OctaveWealth
    OctaveWealth (s2012)Active • 2 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    We’ll build the 401(k) you need to help attract and retain talent. OctaveWealth is operated by Quillu Inc, an SEC registered Investment Advisor.
    finance
    investing
  • Human Interest
    Human Interest (s2015)Active • 765 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Human Interest is on a mission to ensure that people in all lines of work have access to retirement benefits. Nearly half of all working Americans are not saving enough for their future. Too often it’s because they are employed by a company that doesn’t offer a retirement plan. Human Interest is changing that by making it affordable and accessible for small and medium-sized businesses to offer employees a path to financial independence through retirement savings. We’re a high-growth tech company changing the retirement industry. We’ve raised $500M and are backed by leading investors. Most recently, by funding from BlackRock as well as many other top investors: TPG (The Rise Fund) with SoftBank led our Series D, Glynn Capital, NewView Capital, USVP, Wing, Uncork, and others.
    fintech
    saas
    human-resources
    hr-tech
    investing
  • Lattice
    Lattice (w2016)Active • 540 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Lattice is people success software that empowers leaders to build engaged and high- performing teams, inspire winning cultures, and make strategic, data-driven business decisions. Our software helps nearly 4,000 companies globally align employees to the most critical objectives, measure and reward performance, and create an effective feedback loop between employees and managers.
    hr-tech
  • WorkRamp
    WorkRamp (s2016)Active • 106 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    WorkRamp is the All-in-One Learning Platform that your executives, employees, and customers will love. WorkRamp advances learning as a growth engine for your business with a flexible platform that empowers teams to develop top talent, exceed revenue targets, and inspire customers to become advocates. With a flexible, All-in-One Learning Platform, WorkRamp redefines the LMS for the modern workplace to help executives recognize learning as a growth engine and one of the most strategic investments an organization can make. See why top learning teams at Box, Outreach, and Reddit trust WorkRamp to drive business outcomes and organizational scale.
    saas
    customer-success
    sales-enablement
  • Plane
    Plane (w2017)Active • 30 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Plane is an all-in-one people platform for fast-growing teams. We build easy-to-use payroll and compliance tools that help companies go global from day one.
    fintech
    saas
    b2b
    compliance
    hr-tech
  • tEQuitable
    tEQuitable (w2018)Active • 6 employees • Oakland, CA, USA
    tEQuitable helps companies get in front of and prevent harassment. We are an independent, confidential platform to address issues of bias, discrimination, and harassment in the workplace. For employees, we provide a sounding board they can consult without fear of retribution on issues ranging from subtle, insidious slights and invalidations to overt discrimination and harassment. For companies, we provide data and insights to identify systemic issues, track behavioral trends, and develop actionable recommendations. tEQuitable is using technology to make workplaces more equitable.
    b2b
    hr-tech
    diversity-&-inclusion
  • Names & Faces
    Names & Faces (s2018)Active • 20 employees • Palo Alto, CA, USA
    Build a visual index of everyone in your organization that's instantly accessible, fully customizable, and always connected to your data. Help everyone from the CEO to the new joiner get to know who's who, get context for where people fit in and get in touch when they need to.
    saas
  • Nestor
    Nestor (s2018)Active • 20 employees • San Jose, CA, USA
    Nestor is a Skills-based talent management platform that helps HR and managers identify, activate, and strategically deploy skills in their organization to drive peak performance, innovation, and growth. With a market library of over 20,000 skills enhanced by Nestor’s AI skills suggestions, you gain unprecedented visibility into your people’s capabilities and dynamic mapping of their skills. Our leading platform combines the tools, insights, and decision-making support you need to understand people's strengths and skill gaps and effectively guide them with personalized upskilling and reskilling initiatives aligned with career goals and company business priorities. Nestor’s Talent and Opportunity Marketplace helps connect talent with gigs, projects, or new open roles based on AI smart-matching, ensuring people with the right skills are in the right place at the right time. Using the capabilities of the Nestor platform, HR and business leaders can benefit from: - Skills Mapping - Increased Performance - Upskilling & Reskilling - Talent Deployment - Growth & Retention - Internal Hiring - Succession Planning - Workforce Agility - Optimized learning ROI - Emerging Skills Nestor is trusted by HR and people leaders in mid-to-large enterprises, including F500 companies, across the US, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East. Nestor is rated the #1st Easiest to Use Skills Management Software on G2. Request a demo here: https://nestorup.com/demo.
    saas
    hr-tech
  • Mesh
    Mesh (s2020)Active • 50 employees • San Jose, CA, USA
    Mesh is a performance management platform that makes it easy for employees to accomplish goals and get timely feedback, especially in remote teams. It looks like Facebook, and instead of filling boring HR forms, employees like & comment on each other’s progress.
    saas
    b2b
  • Advantage Club
    Advantage Club (s2021)Active • 220 employees • Gurugram, Haryana, India
    Advantage Club is a global platform for employee engagement including rewards, flexible benefits, perks and communities. We are currently live with 1000+ companies across 100+ countries and have a ARR of ~$8m. Our revenue has grown ~4x in the last 1 year.
    saas
    human-resources
    b2b
    hr-tech
  • Complete
    Complete (w2022)Active • 5 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    The complete way to communicate compensation, starting with our interactive offer letters.
    saas
    b2b
    hr-tech
  • Humand
    Humand (w2022)Active • 130 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Humand transforms how companies digitize their internal communication, culture, and HR processes within one user-friendly app. As a result, Humand provides every company with a digital Community to centralize every company-employee interaction. Humand's digital Communities are powerful, customizable and easily adapt to the needs of every company, no matter the industry, size or region. Companies that implement Humand benefit from the following suite of Mini Apps, which are getting smarter thanks to the power of AI: + Forms & Smart Workflows 📋 + Internal Social Network ❤️ + Chat 💬 + Time Off 🏝 + Magazine 📰 + Surveys 📊 + Smart Intranet 📲 + Kudos 👏🏻 + Learning 📚 + Onboarding 🎉 + Org chart 👥 + Company Files and Employee Documents 📂 + Perks & Benefits 🥂 + Birthdays & Work Anniversaries 🥳 + Employee Development 🥇 + Electronic Signature ✍🏻 + Smart Tickets 📧 + Marketplace 🛍 + Calendar & Events 📆 + Agenda 🔎 + Integrations 🔗 More than 130 companies use Humand. Implemented by ArcelorMittal (biggest steel producer in the world), Tenaris (global leader in steel pipes production), NSG group (among the biggest glass producers in the world), and many other organizations across different countries. Humand enables all workers, particularly those without direct access to a computer at their desks, to stay connected with their company anywhere, anytime. Humand enhances internal communication speed, streamline information flow between collaborators, and enable instant, targeted reach to all employees with push notifications tailored to their needs. Companies that adopt a digital Community powered by Humand experience an enriched work environment, heightened employee camaraderie, and a surge in productivity, all contributing to a thriving and connected workforce.
    generative-ai
    saas
    b2b
    productivity
    ai
  • Fond
    Fond (w2012)Acquired • 51 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Fond is a global SaaS platform that seamlessly consolidates employee rewards and recognition processes into one easy-to-use solution. With Fond, employees and managers can recognize each other, redeem rewards, access exclusive corporate discounts, and measure success so HR departments spend less time managing programs and more time driving results.
    fintech
    saas
    hr-tech
  • Zenefits
    Zenefits (w2013)Acquired • 500 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Zenefits was founded to take the administrative heartache out of getting healthcare. In the five years since, Zenefits'​ consumer-grade technology has tackled one of the economy's gnarliest people problems: delivering easy access to health insurance. Today, this is the foundation of our People Platform which brings everything HR -- benefits, payroll, onboarding and talent management -- into one single app. And we're just getting started. Our team is creating a modern People Platform that empowers employees by equipping them with the tools they need to be independent, mobile, and fully in control. The Zenefits People Platform is where HR comes to life. Learn more at www.zenefits.com
    hr-tech
  • Eden
    Eden (s2015)Acquired • 45 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Eden provides workplace software for modern companies. Our suite includes tools such as Desk Booking, Room Scheduling, Visitor Management, and more.
    saas
    human-resources
    b2b
    collaboration
    hr-tech
  • Qulture.Rocks
    Qulture.Rocks (w2018)Acquired • 70 employees • San Francisco, CA, USA
    Qulture.Rocks makes people management, OKR management, and culture management software for some of the world's most innovative companies, backed by the likes of Founders Fund, Blackstone, Sequoia, and Tiger Global. Our suite of products encompasses 1:1s, engagement surveys, performance reviews, OKRs/goals, ongoing feedback, and peer to peer recognition, and integrates seamlessly with your existing software (including Slack). We also help our customers design their processes, which is of special help for startups and scaleups implementing these practices for the first time.
    human-resources
    culture