Humly Announces Significant Investment From Alfvén & Didrikson and Viking Venture

10th October 2023

Humly is proud to announce a substantial investment from the investment companies Alfvén & Didrikson and Viking Venture. This investment is expected to propel Humly, the leading digital marketplace in the supply teaching industry, towards accelerating growth in its existing markets. Humly is the leading supply teacher marketplace for both the private and public sectors. The easy-to-use and well-functioning matching of teachers and educators enables nurseries and schools to fill short or long-term gaps, addressing the teacher shortage in Sweden and the UK. This investment underscores Alfvén & Didrikson’s and Viking Venture’s commitment to fostering innovation and shaping the educational industry for the better.

“Humly is in the business of empowering educators, affording them the liberty to choose their work hours, locations, and load. Our digital platform is making this autonomy a reality. By 2030, the void of a teacher may haunt as many as 69 million classrooms and nurseries. Yet, a single push of a button on our platform can pave the way for educators to find and seize jobs that echo their calling. This investment is the fuel propelling us on this ambitious journey”, comments Gustav Bild-Tofftin, CEO at Humly.

“We are impressed with Humly’s efficient marketplace and how closely they work with their customers to create a long-lasting and healthy business. It is a dedicated and humble team that we look forward to working with. The opportunities are huge and Alfvén & Didrikson’s experience from scaling growth companies internationally with existing investor Viking Ventures’ long software expertise is a good match with the Company’s needs going forward”, says Maria Åhr, partner at Alfvén & Didrikson.

Humly will focus on expanding in the UK market through continued M&A and thereby increase the network effects and strengthen the marketplace. Continued innovation and improved user experience will also be a focus area.

“It’s been a great pleasure to work closely with founders Gustav Bild-Tofftin and Kristoffer Persson and the rest of the great Humly team and follow their growth journey so far. The introduction of A&D as co-investor strengthens the team and proves that Humly is on the right path forward”, says Eivind Bergsmyr, partner at Viking Venture and Chairman of the Board of Humly.

About Humly
Humly is the UK’s leading digital marketplace of supply teachers, empowering educators to control their resources. Humly is dedicated to bridging the supply gap to schools, nurseries, and educators across Sweden and the UK, including, Fareham, Milton Keynes, Bristol, Birmingham, Sheffield, Nottingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and Newcastle. For further information about the team and upcoming highlights please see.

About Alfvén & Didrikson
Alfvén & Didrikson is an active and long-term backer of passionate entrepreneurs and teams with international growth ambitions. Since the start in 2010, the firm has focused on making investments in fast-growing Northern European companies, such as Trustly, Quinyx, and Mentimeter. For further information about the team and the investments please see.

About Viking Venture
Viking Venture is the lead investor in Humly. Viking Venture helps B2B software companies scale. The Viking community of over 20 companies offers a unique environment for exchanging knowledge, ideas, and experiences.

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