(fka Anyperk) Platform for employers to offer employee perks & discounts
Perks and rewards provider, AnyPerk, today announced that it has raised $11.5 million in Series A-1 funding, bringing the company's total Series A funding to $20 million.
Employee happiness company, AnyPerk, today launched AnyPerk Rewards, an employee recognition platform that empowers employees to praise achievements, celebrate milestones and show gratitude. With AnyPerk Rewards, companies can easily increase employee recognition and boost employee happiness, resulting in improved productivity and retention
Taro Fukuyama is the co-founder and CEO of AnyPerk, an innovative Silicon Valley company that helps employers reward employees with perks and optimize employee satisfaction and productivity.
Taro Fukuyama, CEO and co-founder of AnyPerk, is featured as one of the top professionals 35 and under, surfaced by LinkedIn data and more, as one of the top 10 stars changing HR.
The AnyPerk team aims to educate customers on the power of employee happiness and the resulting impact on a company's bottom line.
Forget the balance sheet. According to Taro Fukuyama, the key to a successful company is a happy work force. And what makes people happy is a culture that recognizes them for being part of a team.
AnyPerk, which helps companies create places where people love to work, today announced that it is expanding its platform to let managers easily show employees that they appreciate their work, with tangible rewards.
Taro Fukuyama is co-founder of AnyPerk which partners with companies to provide hundreds of great perks and discounts for their employees.
AnyPerk was recently named #37 on Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies list 2015 for bringing Facebook-style benefits to the masses. Join Fast Company senior editor Erin Schulte as she chats with AnyPerk CEO Taro Fukuyama on the role employee perks play in a company's ability to recruit and maintain talented employees.
AnyPerk, which brings delight and recognition back into the everyday lives of employees at companies of any size, announced today that Fast Company has named AnyPerk among the world's 50 Most Innovative Companies for 2015.
Fukuyama founded AnyPerk in 2012 on the principle that unhappy employees won't make a company successful. Since the ACA legislation changes have gone into effect, Fukuyama, a 2014 Workforce Game Changer, has seen his perks morph into necessities as recruiters struggle to attract high-quality candidates.
AnyPerk, which makes a platform aimed at letting companies of all sizes deliver perks and discounts to their employees, is announcing today it has raised $8.5 million in new funding.
Taro Fukuyama, CEO and Co-founder of AnyPerk, a platform that make it easy for companies of any size to delight their employees with perks they really like and actually use, talks to Forbes about his experience starting a company in America.
Taro Fukuyama, CEO and co-founder of AnyPerk, a platform that provides employee perks and benefits to companies of all sizes, is featured as a 2014 Game Changer. The goal is to attract and retain employees by providing a rewarding work environment and is a part of Fukuyama's idea of the "workplace reincarnation," wherein companies build their value by taking care of the employees they already have instead of hiring from the outside.
Coinbase announces it is partnering with AnyPerk.com, a company that works to provide employee perks to over 2,500 companies that include Salesforce, Groupon, and Etsy, to offer any existing AnyPerk users free access to $10 worth of bitcoin when they sign up with Coinbase.
Y Combinator startup AnyPerk, a platform for employers to offer employee perk & discounts, is featured in this month's CIO Review as one of the 20 Most Promising HR Technology Solution Providers of 2014 (see pg. 23).
Y Combinator startup AnyPerk Inc. raised $3 million in new seed funding to help companies create and distribute employee perks and incentives, Chief Executive Taro Fukuyama told Venture Capital Dispatch.
AnyPerk, a Y Combinator-incubated startup that aims to help companies of all sizes deliver employee perks, is announcing that it has raised $3 million in additional seed funding.
Taro Fukuyama and Llya Tokhner of AnyPerk on their company's winning formula.
AnyPerk is listed on Forbes as one of "3 Really Cool Services Your Employees Will Love'.
After being told he had the worst startup in his Y Combinator batch, Taro Fukuyama had to figure out how to turn the company around. Six pivots later, he landed on AnyPerk. The startup raised a $1.4 million seed round from Digital Garage, Ben Lewis, FundersClub, among others.
Anyperk is a Y Combinator and FundersClub-backed platform for employers to offer employee perks & discounts for a monthly fee. Fast Company lists them as an essential tool for startups.
[VIDEO] Today AnyPerk is working with big-name companies nationwide, including Pandora, Pinterest, Square and Hulu. Other recognizable names from its 2,500 clients include Zappos and Cushman Wakefield. Fukuyama says the startup is collaborating with any brand looking to focus on employee engagement, wellness and retention.
It's not just small companies jumping onboard. AnyPerk boasts customers like Pinterest and Zappos, which have several hundred employees each, and Nasdaq-listed Informatica, which has over 2,000.
It's easy for big companies to get perks--they can negotiate volume discounts with various vendors. If you've only got five employees, even the local gym is probably not going to take the time to negotiate a special discount. Companies that join AnyPerk group together, giving them enough employees and clout to get a discount.
And yet a great deal of businesses just don’t do it. They think that extra investment in perks, or making their employees happier won’t get them anything other than in the red. They’re wrong. According to clinical psychologist Dr. Noelle Nelson, you can literally Make More Money by Making Your Employees Happy. I’d have to agree – when CEOs and managers can put their egos aside and focus on making the actual workers happier, they’ll be richer too.
The model has worked well in Japan for a decade, but Fukuyama thinks it can work even better in the US. Tech companies especially – from the smallest startups to giants like Facebook and Google – compete aggressively to recruit and retain talent, which is why we hear stories of in-house massages, free Kombucha, and unlimited vacation time. In Japan, on the other hand, people tend to work for their companies for their entire careers. These perks programs started popping up in Japan about 10 years ago, when the national economy was hot and companies had to go to extraordinary lengths to recruit people. Some companies even bought hotels so they could give the rooms to employees for vacations. Today, the leading perks company in the country, Benefit One, brings in more than $150 million a year.
Y Combinator startup AnyPerk has made some serious headway in the employee perks space since launching last March. It has attracted the business of hot startups like Pinterest, Klout, Seamless, BirchBox, Quora, and even Pandora.
Jacky Cohen, a senior analyst in Pandora’s HR department, said her company appreciates AnyPerk’s simplicity, as well as the variety of discounts it offers. “The relationships they build with (those) working with them has been great,” Cohen said. “It feels very personal — anything I need, I can call them.”
AnyPerk is an easy way for any company to provide perks for employees. By signing up for $5 an employee, companies can offer discounts on AMC and Regal movie tickets, money off on cable services like Dish Network, deals on Dell computers, 1800 Flowers and free coupons for Costco.
First Japanese Y Combinator founder selected; Taro started an advertising company while he was in college in Tokyo called KOAD, that sold ads to national clients including Toshiba and Calvin Klein. The company became profitable. Graduated Keio University, the top private school in Japan.
Drew was the former head of Platform at Yammer (acquired by Microsoft). Prior to Yammer, he was a Senior Product Manager at SafeNet. He wrote a blog post about joining AnyPerk: https://medium.com/product-man/746a9d813765
Josh is responsible for overseeing sales direction, setting strategy, and meeting sales goals to ensure continual company growth. Prior to AnyPerk, Josh served as National Sales Manager at
Jazz.co and AVG Technologies, where he managed a sales team that contributed to a one million dollar run rate business in under a year.
Michael serves as VP of Marketing and is responsible for building brand awareness, shaping go-to-market strategy and driving growth at AnyPerk. Prior to this, Michael was the VP of Marketing at Gild, where he was first introduced to the HR technology space. Michael holds a B.A. in English from Reed College.
Prior to AnyPerk, Francois was VP of Finance at Comprehend, where he was in charge of finance, legal, HR and recruiting.
Francois was the VP of Strategic Finance and Sales Operations at ServiceSource, Inc. where he led forecasting, pricing, customer operations, sales finance and special projects.
Francois holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania where he concentrated in Finance.
Nichole heads Customer Success at AnyPerk. She was formerly Senior Director of Customer Success at C3 Energy. She has also held senior roles Sales and Contact Center Operations in PG&E. She holds a BS in Engineering from UC Davis and an MBA from the Wharton School.