Funding will support sales and marketing investment and the roll-out of Curo’s Gender Pay Gap and SME solutions. Curo Compensation Limited (Curo), an industry leader in total compensation management technology, has just concluded a funding round raising £1.8M to support the continued growth of the business.
The funding was led by Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s leading Private Equity houses, who are providing £1.2 million of development capital alongside further investment from Curo’s existing investors Downing and Scottish Investment Bank.
Curo recently launched its latest version (V4) of CuroComp providing customers with a host of new functionality including a powerful business intelligence and analytics component. The company has a highly experienced management team led by CEO Gerry O’Neill, who co-founded Vebnet, a SaaS-based employee benefits solution, which was sold to Standard Life in 2008.
Curo is well positioned to exploit the shift from in-house, spreadsheet-based solutions to third-party software vendors which is expected to accelerate as customers demand more sophisticated capabilities that allow them to leverage value from their compensation data and understand the impact of effectively rewarding performance.
This latest investment will enable the company to increase its sales and marketing resource with a focus on expanding its US operations and adding additional channel partners to complement Curo’s direct sales effort. Curo will launch additional products during 2018 starting with a reporting system aimed at meeting new legislation around Gender Pay Gap and minority pay reporting in various territories including the UK.
David Milroy, Investment Director at Maven, said: “Curo has achieved consistent revenue growth and now is an opportune time for Maven’s clients to invest following the recent launch of CuroComp V4 and with the imminent launch of new products; most notably Curo’s Gender Pay Gap reporting system. Maven also actively looks to support second-time entrepreneurs and we have been impressed by the team that Gerry has assembled.”
Gerry O’Neill, CEO of Curo added: “Curo has been working with many leading organisations over the past few years including EY, London Stock Exchange, BUPA and others to optimize their annual spend on salary and bonus awards. Our enterprise product is recognized as market leading. I am delighted that Maven has chosen to invest in Curo. This investment round will provide us the capital to scale our sales and marketing resource as well as accelerate new product development including both a Gender Pay Gap Reporting solution and a product targeted at smaller employers (SME’s) with simpler compensation needs. These are new market opportunities for Curo which we are very excited about.”