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Charlie is the free HR platform for startups. Building a company is hard, running one shouldn’t be. We built Charlie to solve the problems we encountered when growing our companies. It turned out that we weren’t the only founders struggling with pains as we scaled, and we started letting our friends use Charlie too. Charlie is now a founder’s best friend – enabling them to focus on the stuff that really matters. We’re enormously proud of the new lease of life that Charlie affords to young companies who now have more time to turn their ideas into reality. Oh, and we’re keeping it free to for companies to use, because there are better things to spend your money on.
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Employees (est.) (Sept 2021)46(+5%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at Charlie

Rob ODonovan

Rob ODonovan

Co-Founder & Chairman
Amy Cowpe

Amy Cowpe

Chief of Staff
Ben Gateley

Ben Gateley

CEO & Co-Founder
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Charlie Office Locations

Charlie has an office in London
London, GB (HQ)
68 Hanbury St, Spitalfields
London, GB
Ground Floor 20, 22 Wenlock Rd, Hoxton
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Charlie Financials and Metrics

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Charlie total Funding

$1.4 m

Charlie latest funding size

$1.44 m

Time since last funding

6 years ago

Charlie investors

Charlie's latest funding round in March 2016 was reported to be $1.4 m. In total, Charlie has raised $1.4 m
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Charlie Revenue

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FY, 2016

Financial Leverage

-0.9 x
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Charlie Cybersecurity Score

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Charlie Online and Social Media Presence

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Charlie Blogs

HR automation: how to build the right tech stack for your business

Find out how to progressively automate your HR processes and admin tasks, whether you’re a 10, 60 or 100-people company.

How to reclaim your working day with self-service HR software

Discover how to choose the right HR self-service portal — so you can stop being the bottleneck for every single HR query coming your way.

HR Checklist for Startups: 4 Steps to Set Up Your Team for Success

Download our HR checklist for startups for free in PDF format to help set up your team for success, and complete it with our advice without missing any step.

A Year In Review: The Future Of Work Post-Pandemic

In 2021, as companies emerge from COVID working restrictions, there is a dramatic shift in the policies governing those working patterns happening.

The State of Mental Health in a year of COVID remote working

Stats on the state of employee mental health at work in small businesses in the UK after a year of working from home during a pandemic. Data from 1460 employees across the UK between in 2020. These are the findings.

A new vision for Charlie’s software — it’s time to go beyond just HR

The world of work has changed. We know these changes are not going away, so we’re changing Charlie's product strategy for the next 5 years to reflect that.
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Charlie Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Charlie founded?

    Charlie was founded in 2015.

  • Who are Charlie key executives?

    Charlie's key executives are Rob ODonovan, Amy Cowpe and Ben Gateley.

  • How many employees does Charlie have?

    Charlie has 46 employees.

  • Who are Charlie competitors?

    Competitors of Charlie include Side, PowerToFly and Gojob.

  • Where is Charlie headquarters?

    Charlie headquarters is located at 68 Hanbury St, Spitalfields, London.

  • Where are Charlie offices?

    Charlie has an office in London.

  • How many offices does Charlie have?

    Charlie has 2 offices.