Axel (Future 40, 2020) raises 1M€ to develop its HR virtual assistant for managers

Launched in June 2018, Axel is a virtual assistant that helps managers drive their team. The company is part of Future 40, the 40 most promising startups of STATION F in 2020.

Making managers even better managers, that’s why Karim Ghanes, Antoine Chopin and Arnaud Weiss created Axel. The HR Tech startup works as a virtual assistant that helps managers to improve their management practices. The solution focuses on onboarding new collaborators and remote team management, which has been booming with the current Covid-19 situation. Part of STATION F’s Founders Program, Axel was selected for Future 40 2020, our annual demo day to highlight the 40 most promising early stage startups of the campus. 

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Created in June 2018 the company already convinced 15 customers such as Air Liquide, Renault, Engie and Veolia to use its service. Strengthened by these successes, Axel just closed a 1M€ first round fundraising with Bacs Innov, Techstars and business angels including Olivier Verdin to accelerate their development and hire sales. This fundraising is part of Axel’s strategy to become a European, then worldwide, leader of HR 2.0 applications.

“If you are a manager or HR and you want to make work a better place, go to heyaxel.com and book a demo”, encourages Arnaud Weiss, CEO of Axel.