Our mission is to help mid-sized companies build a better workplace.


Nearly 50 million people work for mid-sized companies (in the US alone). It’s about time those employees had the HR technology platform they deserve!

At Namely, we’re building HR for Humans. We’re providing HR professionals with the technology, data, and support they need to help employees thrive.

Our Story

In 2012, Namely was founded to create an HR platform as intuitive as social media, but powerful enough to support the complexity of today’s workforce.

Since then, we’ve been hard at work solving the biggest HR challenges that mid-sized companies face—from talent management to time management, benefits administration to payroll. But we’re only getting started.

Our vision is to empower everyone to make data-driven decisions about people. From HR to the C-Suite to employees, we believe that accessible data has the power to make us all more strategic and impactful.

Here’s a look at our journey to date:

  • 2020
  • February 2020
    Namely launched Managed Benefits and Managed Payroll to simplify benefits and payroll administration so companies can focus on what matters most—their people.
  • 2019
  • October 2019
    Namely announces strategic partnerships with ThinkHR for compliance solutions and services and JazzHR to provide clients with recruiting functionality.
  • September 2019
    Namely launched the Namely Help Community to provide clients with an enhanced support experience.
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    May 2019
    Our third annual client summit, HR Redefined, takes over Spring Studios in New York.
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    February 2019
    Namely welcomes Gabrielle Toledano to the Board of Directors and Jennifer Aaker as Formal Advisor.
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    January 2019
    We launch our benchmarking package to provide HR professionals with meaningful workforce insights.
  • 2018
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    August 2018
    Namely appoints proven leader Elisa Steele as CEO and raises a $60M growth round, led by GGV Capital.
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    June 2018
    Our second annual client summit, HR Redefined, takes place in New York.
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    March 2018
    We now process over $10 billion in annual payroll.
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    February 2018
    Namely Analytics launches to help HR teams make strategic decisions.
  • 2017
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    December 2017
    Namely surpasses 400 full time employees across 5 offices.
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    November 2017
    We open an LA office, in the heart of Silicon Beach.
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    September 2017
    Namely opens its Atlanta office.
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    August 2017
    We add Managed Services for companies who need extra support with day-to-day HR administration.
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    May 2017
    Our first annual client summit, HR Redefined, takes over Namely HQ in New York.
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    January 2017
    We raise a $50M Series D, led by Altimeter and Scale Venture Partners, bringing the total raised to over $157M. Namely also debuts time management.
  • 2016
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    September 2016
    Namely makes Forbes’ inaugural Cloud 100 list, celebrating the top cloud companies globally.
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    May 2016
    Namely and Cigna launch the Namely Exchange, bringing a menu of quality benefits straight to employees.
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    April 2016
    Employees from across the company participate in Namely’s first 24-hour Hackathon.
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    January 2016
    Namely goes mobile! Our platform is now accessible on iOS and Android for easy access anytime, anywhere.
  • 2015
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    December 2015
    Namely keeps Austin weird with the opening of our third office location.
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    September 2015
    Namely listed on Crain’s list of Best Places to Work in NYC.
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    August 2015
    Namely opens its new headquarters in the heart of New York’s Financial District.
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    June 2015
    Namely raises a $45M Series C led by Sequoia Capital to continue rapid growth.
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    March 2015
    Namely launches its benefits business. We’re now a licensed benefits broker in all 50 states!
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    January 2015
    Namely goes bicoastal. Office number two opens up in San Francisco.
  • 2014
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    November 2014
    Matrix Partners leads Namely’s $12M Series B to invest further in our HRIS, performance management, and payroll offering.
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    October 2014
    Our open API allows third-party developers to build applications on Namely. We now integrate with 50+ partners.
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    June 2014
    Namely launches payroll, a critical component of our core platform.
  • 2013
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    June 2013
    Namely raises a Series A led by True Ventures. The firm has since participated in seven consecutive rounds of financing.
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    February 2013
    Namely introduces its Talent Management module.
  • 2012
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    January 2012
    Namely launches in NYC to build an HR platform that everyone would use every day.
  • Namely's full-service HR platform now serves over 1,400 exciting mid-sized companies!