SAN FRANCISCO — Dec. 7, 2022 — 15Five, the holistic performance management company, announced a strategic investment of an undisclosed amount from ServiceNow, adding to the $52M Series C round 15Five announced in July.

The funding underscores ServiceNow’s commitment to building and investing in technology that reinvents work and drives productivity. This is ServiceNow Ventures’ first investment in the talent technology space. The funding will accelerate 15Five’s ongoing product development, spanning its holistic performance management software platform and integrated manager training and coaching, helping today’s HR leader drive higher performance, productivity, engagement, and retention.

“We are more committed than ever to supporting the evolving relationship between manager and employee and finding ways to drive productivity across an enterprise, which is central to an organization’s success,” said Melanie Lougee, Head of Employee Workflows Strategy at ServiceNow. “15Five is a pioneer in the performance management category and has helped thousands of organizations thrive by building mutually supportive relationships with employees. As learning, development, and performance management become even more essential to an organization’s success, we’re excited to play a part in 15Five’s continued growth.”

“I’ve long been inspired by ServiceNow’s commitment to helping employees work how and where they want, a core belief that we both hold dearly,” said David Hassell, co-founder and CEO of 15Five. “When employees thrive, companies thrive, and we’re thrilled to have the backing of a category leader like ServiceNow to help us deliver on this promise for HR leaders and their organizations.”

15Five continues to rapidly innovate to help HR leaders drive successful business and talent outcomes. The funding comes on the heels of two recent product releases:

With HR leaders looking to retain top talent amidst a tight labor market and shrinking budgets, 15Five has made it simple to identify and segment employees with the potential to make a big impact on the organization. HR teams can then monitor engagement trends among these employees, quickly react to changes in sentiment, and proactively take action to retain them.
15Five has also enhanced its performance review calibrations, allowing HR leaders to visualize the distribution of review ratings across different managers and easily adjust those ratings in real-time without leaving the 15Five platform. With enhancements like the drag-and-drop talent matrix and real-time collaboration and change-tracking, customers can be sure their calibration process is fair, transparent, and collaborative no matter the scale of their organization.
15Five was recently named a winner of the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 in recognition of its rapid growth and continued innovation.

About 15Five

15Five is the holistic performance management company. 15Five equips HR teams with a complete, single-platform solution to improve manager effectiveness, drive high performance and engagement, and increase retention. By combining easy-to-use software with coaching, manager training, and a thriving professional community, 15Five’s approach provides HR leaders with everything they need to achieve their strategic people objectives. 15Five offers a full suite of products including 360 performance reviews, in-depth engagement surveys, robust goal & OKR tracking, and weekly manager-employee feedback tools like 1-on-1s and pulse ratings. Together, all of these enable HR leaders to continuously measure engagement and performance within the flow of work and then empower their managers to drive change from the bottom up. HR leaders at over 3,500 companies, including Credit Karma, Spotify and Pendo rely on 15Five’s software and services to make their talent a growth driver. For more information, visit www.15five.com.

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