Fledging wins $50,000 for new product launches, new team hires from Velocity Accelerator Fund

Posted by Ethan Summers on Nov 25th 2019

Fledging wins $50,000 for new product launches, new team hires from Velocity Accelerator Fund

Fledging is honored to announce that we’ve been awarded $50,000 in follow-on funding by Innovation Depot’s Velocity Accelerator Fund!

Fledging’s co-founder and CSO, Steven Robbins, delivered our pitch to a panel of expert judges on Wednesday, November 13th.

The Velocity Fund awards up to $250,000 each fall to the participants of the spring’s Velocity Accelerator program. In 2019, six other amazing startups participated in Fledging’s cohort: FanboardS(w)erviceBabypaloozaUptime DynamicsNeed2Say, and Milk the Moment.

Fledging will use this award money to continue research and development on a yet to be announced data hub product and to invest in three exciting new hires: Customer Success ManagerCreative Director, and Digital Marketing Manager.

The data hub will mark Fledging’s first entry into this $4 billion marketplace. We’re keeping the details under wraps right now but be on the lookout for an announcement soon.

The three hires will fill out Fledging’s next round of team growth. Our Customer Success Manager will represent the voice of the customer while scaling our Customer Success capability to support our rapid growth. Our Creative Director will define the visual identity of Fledging as we spread our wings (sorry, couldn’t resist) into the global marketplace. Our Digital Marketing Manager will turn fledging.net into a core resource for our customers while improving how we operate on our eCommerce platforms.

Interested in joining the team or know someone who might be? Email hr@fledging.net to learn more. Not sure if you’re qualified? Talk with us anyway!

We want to thank Innovation Depot, the Velocity Fund, and the City of Birmingham for continuing to help us #takeflight