Marriott Harrison advises Revent on its seed investment in Breakroom

Monday 8th November, 2021

Marriott Harrison is pleased to have advised Revent on its investment in Poplar Technologies (t/a Breakroom) (“Breakroom”). Breakroom is a London-based startup analysing crowdsourced data from employees to rate employers on topics which matter most to workers.

The $7 million seed round was led by Revent and PROfounders, with participation from Northzone and Nomad Capital, alongside prominent angel investor Jeremy Yap, Peakon CEO, Phil Chambers and co-founder of Simply Business, Chris Slater. Breakroom is also backed by the Resolution Foundation, a think-tank focused on improving living standards for low-and-middle-income workers in the UK, who help set the real Living Wage.

The company was created in 2019 by co-founders Anna Maybank, James Weiner and Tom Taylor to prove that good quality jobs can be better for both workers and companies. By bringing transparency to labour markets, their aim is to help workers choose better jobs and to help companies compete for talent by becoming better employers. Lauren Lentz, GP at Revent, said: “Anna, James, and Tom are on a mission to make hourly work better for workers and for employers, and to demonstrate, through their proprietary insights, that seemingly small changes can have outsized effects on worker happiness and employee retention.”

The MH team was led by David Strong, with assistance from trainee solicitor Zoha Khalaj-Mehri.