本次融资由Kickstart Ventures领投，Wavemaker Partners、Beenext和一名私人投资者跟投。
Kickstart Ventures总裁Minette Navarette指出，人员和工资管理是最重要的业务流程之一，但企业却常常忽视这一领域。目前，大多数企业只能通过电子表格或复杂昂贵的解决方案进行手动计算，统计错误总是难免出现。
除了简化人力资源和薪资流程外，Gentry表示，Sprout的产品可以从收集到的数据中提取更多商业价值。 Sprout Insight的两个突出产品之一是将人工智能和预测分析带入人力资源领域的解决方案。
Sprout Solutions, a Philippine-based Human Resource and payroll systems startup, has raised $1.6 million in a seed round led by Kickstart Ventures, along with Wavemaker Partners, Beenext, and one private investor.
The company plans to use the proceeds to further expand its artificial intelligence (AI) products for enterprise-level companies.
Co-founded in 2015 by husband and wife Patrick and Alex Gentry, Sprout bootstrapped its way to more than 200 clients, including some of the largest ones in the Philippines.
Kickstart Ventures president Minette Navarette, cited Sprout’s potential in becoming a global HR systems and payroll management firm.
She noted people and payroll management are among the most important business processes, yet they are frequently taken for granted, with companies having to choose between tedious, error-prone, manual computation via spreadsheets, or complicated, non-user-friendly, expensive solutions from big brand names offering solutions developed 20 years ago.
And besides simplifying HR and payroll processes, Gentry said Sprout’s products can bring more business value from the data it collects. One of its two stand-out products Sprout Insight, is a solution that brings artificial intelligence and predictive analytics to the world of human resources.