YellowBird raises $6.25 million

YellowBird, a marketplace that connects companies with safety professionals, has raised $6.25 million in Seed funding led by Rebalance Capital and Manifold Group, with participation from QBE, Nationwide Ventures, Plug and Play, Cameron Ventures, and others.

Founded in 2019, the Arizona-based startup matches EHS (environmental, health and safety) professionals with companies seeking safety and risk management services for short-term and long-term jobs. YellowBird’s customer list features Fortune 100 companies, including Nationwide and QBE Insurance, along with “major brands” in manufacturing, construction and energy.

The platform has over 5k registered professionals.

“We are thrilled to have completed this funding round with the support of two of the nation’s most highly respected impact venture capitalists and two of the largest global insurance brands. This funding will provide resources to continue developing our platform’s technology, particularly artificial intelligence, performance tracking and delivery efficiency, as well as introduce upskilling opportunities for our professionals. Our goal is to help EHS and Risk Management Professionals earn more with greater flexibility and create equitable access to work in the process.” – Michael Zalle, founder and CEO of YellowBird.

“We are immensely impressed by YellowBird’s scalable solution for matching skills in the historically fragmented and friction filled EHS industry. Equally important, they are creating equitable access to work for all levels of education and ability. We are proud to be part of this journey and the contribution this business is making to workforce development.” – Josh Tanenbaum, managing partner at Rebalance.